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How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?

35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. 36 And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age; and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren.

37 For with God nothing shall be impossible.

38 And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.

39 And Mary arose in those days, and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Juda;

40 And entered into the house of Zacharias, and saluted Elisabeth. 41 And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost:

42 And she spake out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.

43 And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?

44 For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy.

45 And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord.

46 And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord,

47 And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.

48 For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.

49 For he that is mighty hath

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7 Ed ella partorì il suo figliuolo primogenito, e lo fasciò, e lo pose a giacer nella mangiatoia; perciocchè non vi era luogo per loro nell'albergo.

8 Or nella medesima contrada vi erano de' pastori, i quali dimoravano fuori a' campi, facendo le guardie della notte intorno alla lor greggia.

9 Ed ecco, un angelo del Signore si presentò a loro, e la gloria del Signore risplendè d' intorno a loro; ed essi temettero di gran timore; 10 Ma l'angelo disse loro: Non temiate; perciocchè io vi annunzio una grande allegrezza, che tutto il popolo avrà:

11 Cioè: che oggi, nella città di Davide, vi è nato il Salvatore, che è Cristo, il Signore.

12 E questo ve ne sarà il segno: Voi troverete il fanciullino fasciato, coricato nella mangiatoia.

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