And on his thinking of these things, lo, a messenger of the Lord in a dream appeared to him, saying, 'Joseph, son of David, you may not fear to receive Mary your wife, for that which in her was conceived is of the Holy Spirit,
for I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor messengers, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present,
nor things about to be, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
because the Lord himself, in a shout, in the voice of a chief-messenger, and in the trump of God, shall come down from heaven, and the dead in Christ shall rise first,
then we who are living, who are remaining over, together with them shall be caught away in clouds to meet the Lord in air, and so always with the Lord we shall be;
Let brotherly love remain;
of the hospitality be not forgetful, for through this unawares certain did entertain messengers;
If with the tongues of men and of messengers I speak, and have not love, I have become brass sounding, or a cymbal tinkling;
'So I say to you, joy does come before the messengers of God over one sinner reforming.'
And the messenger answering said to the women, 'Fear not you, for I have known that Jesus, who has been crucified, you seek;
he is not here, for he rose, as he said; come, see the place where the Lord was lying;
And the messenger said to her, 'Fear not, Mary, for you have found favour with God;
and lo, you shall conceive in the womb, and shall bring forth a son, and call his name Jesus;
He who is overcoming -- this one -- shall be arrayed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the scroll of the life, and I will confess his name before my Father, and before His messengers.
'Glory in the highest to God, and upon earth peace, among men -- good will.'
and, confessedly, great is the secret of piety -- God was manifested in flesh, declared righteous in spirit, seen by messengers, preached among nations, believed on in the world, taken up in glory!
do you think that I am not able now to call upon my Father, and He will place beside me more than twelve legions of messengers?
and as they were looking stedfastly to the heaven in his going on, then, lo, two men stood by them in white apparel,
who also said, 'Men, Galileans, why do you stand gazing into the heaven? this Jesus who was received up from you into the heaven, shall so come in what manner you saw him going on to the heaven.'
And the messenger said to them, 'Fear not, for lo, I bring you good news of great joy, that shall be to all the people --