Chapter 1 – The Birth of Jesus
Act 2 – The Annunciation to Mary
Scene 1 – Gabriel Tells Mary that She Will Birth A Son
Nazareth, Galilee late December / 7 BCE
1 Now in the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city in Galilee called Nazareth,
2 to a virgin engaged to a man of the house of David whose name was Joseph; and the virgin’s name was Mary.
3 Coming in, Gabriel said to her, “Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you.”
4 But Mary was very perplexed at this statement, and pondered what kind of salutation this was.
5 The angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; for you have found favor with God!
6 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son; and you shall name Him Jesus.
7 He will be great; and will be called the Son of the Most High!
8 And the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David, and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and His Kingdom will have no end.”
9 Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I am a virgin?”
10 The angel answered, and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; and for that reason the holy Child shall be called the Son of God.