and Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, 'Lo, this one is set for the falling and rising again of many in Israel, and for a sign spoken against --
(and also your own soul shall a sword pass through) -- that the reasonings of many hearts may be revealed.'
and Mary was preserving all these things, pondering in her heart;
And in the sixth month was the messenger Gabriel sent by God, to a city of Galilee, the name of which is Nazareth,
to a virgin, betrothed to a man, whose name is Joseph, of the house of David, and the name of the virgin is Mary.
And the messenger having come in unto her, said, 'Hail, favoured one, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women;'
Is not this the carpenter's son? Is not his mother called Mary, and his brethren James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?
And his sisters -- are they not all with us? Why, then, to this one all these?'
and wine having failed, the mother of Jesus said unto him, 'Wine they have not;'
Jesus said to her, 'What -- to me and to you, woman? not yet is mine hour come.'
His mother said to the ministrants, 'Whatever he may say to you -- do.'
48 And, having seen him, they were amazed, and his mother said unto him, 'Child, why did you thus to us? lo, your father and I, sorrowing, were seeking you.'
49 And he said unto them, 'Whyis it that you were seeking me? did you not know that in the things of my Father it is necessary for me to be?'
50 and they did not understand the saying that he spake to them,
51 and he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and he was subject to them, and his mother was keeping all these sayings in her heart,
31 Then come do his brethren and mother, and standing without, they sent unto him, calling him,
32 and a multitude was sitting about him, and they said to him, 'Lo, your mother and your brethren without do seek you.'
33 And he answered them, saying, 'Who is my mother, or my brethren?'
34 And having looked round in a circle to those sitting about him, he said, 'Lo, my mother and my brethren!
35 for whoever may do the will of God, he is my brother, and my sister, and mother.'
46 And Mary said, 'My soul does magnify the Lord,
47 And my spirit was glad on God my Saviour,
48 Because He looked on the lowliness of His maid-servant, For, lo, henceforth call me happy shall all the generations,
49 For He who is mighty did to me great things, And holy is His name,
50 And His kindness is to generations of generations, To those fearing Him,
51 He did powerfully with His arm, He scattered abroad the proud in the thought of their heart,
52 He brought down the mighty from thrones, And He exalted the lowly,
53 The hungry He did fill with good, And the rich He sent away empty,
54 He received again Israel His servant, To remember kindness,
55 As He spake unto our fathers, To Abraham and to his seed -- to the age.'
And of Jesus Christ, the birth was thus: For his mother Mary having been betrothed to Joseph, before their coming together she was found to have conceived from the Holy Spirit,
30 And the messenger said to her, 'Fear not, Mary, for you have found favour with God;
31 and lo, you shall conceive in the womb, and shall bring forth a son, and call his name Jesus;
32 he shall be great, and Son of the Highest he shall be called, and the Lord God shall give him the throne of David his father,
33 and he shall reign over the house of Jacob to the ages; and of his reign there shall be no end.'
4 and Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, that is called Bethlehem, because of his being of the house and family of David,
5 to enroll himself with Mary his betrothed wife, being with child.
6 And it came to pass, in their being there, the days were fulfilled for her bringing forth,
7 and she brought forth her son -- the first-born, and wrapped him up, and laid him down in the manger, because there was not for them a place in the guest-chamber.
these all were continuing with one accord in prayer and supplication, with women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.
And there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary of Cleopas, and Mary the Magdalene;
Jesus, therefore, having seen his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he was loving, he said to his mother, 'Woman, lo, your son;'
afterward he said to the disciple, 'Lo, your mother;' and from that hour the disciple took her to his own home.