Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary his mother, "This child is destined for the fall and rise of many in Israel and for a sign much spoken against
yes a sword will pierce your own soul in order that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed."
Mary kept all these things, pondering them in her heart.
26 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth,
27 to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The name of the virgin was Mary.
28 The angel entered and said to her, "Hail, favored one, the Lord is with you!"
Is not this the carpenter's son? Is not his mother named Mary and his brothers James and Joseph and Simon and Judas?
And his sisters \'97 are they not all here with us? Where then did he get all this?"
3 When the wine ran short, Jesus' mother said to him, "They have no wine."
4 Jesus said to her, "What have you to do with my work, woman? My hour has not yet come."
5 His mother said to the servants, "Whatever he tells you, do it."
48 When his parents saw him, they were amazed, and his mother said to him, "Child, why have you treated us so? See, your father and I have been searching for you in great distress."
49 He said to them, "Why were you searching for me? Did you not know that I must be at my Father's?"
50 They did not understand the words that he spoke.
51 Then he went down with them, and came to Nazareth and was obedient to them. His mother kept all these sayings in her heart.
31 Then came his mother and his brothers, and standing outside sent and called him out.
32 A crowd was sitting around him when some one said to him, "Your mother and your brothers and sisters are outside and want you."
33 But he answered, "Who is my mother and who are my brothers?"
34 Looking round at those sitting in the circle about him he said, "Here are my mother and my brothers.
35 Whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother."
46 Then Mary said: "My soul magnifies the Lord,
47 And my spirit rejoices in God my Savior;
48 Because he has looked upon the low estate of his handmaid. Indeed, from this time all generations will call me blessed.
49 Because the Mighty One has done great things for me. Holy is his name.
50 His kindness is from generation to generation upon those who fear him.
51 He shows strength with his arm; He scatters the proud in the thoughts of their hearts.
52 He casts down princes from their thrones and raises up the lowly.
53 The hungry he fills with good things and the affluent he sends away empty.
54 He brings help to Israel his servant, mindful of kindness,
55 just as he promised our fathers, Abraham and his descendants, forever."
The birth of Jesus was in this way: His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, but before they came together she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit.
30 The angel said to her, "Do not fear, Mary; for you have found favor with God.
31 You will conceive in your womb and will bear a son, and you must call his name Jesus.
32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Highest, and the Lord God will give him the throne of his father David.
33 He will be king over the house of Jacob through the ages, and of his kingdom there will be no end."
4 Joseph went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judaea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David,
5 to be registered with Mary who was betrothed to him, and was with child.
6 While they were there, her time came
7 and she gave birth to her son, her first-born, and she wrapped him up and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
All of these continued earnestly and unitedly in prayer with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus and with his brothers.
25 There were standing beside the cross of Jesus his mother and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.
26 When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing there, he said to his mother, "Woman, there is your son."
27 Then he said to the disciple, "There is your mother." From that hour the disciple took her to his own home.