Then Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary his mother, »Behold, this child is destined for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign that will be spoken against
(and a sword will pierce through your own soul also), so that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.«
But Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart.
In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth,
to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgins name was Mary.
The angel went to her and said, »Hail, O highly favored one, the Lord is with you!«
Is this not the carpenters son? Is not his mother called Mary? And his brothers James, Joseph, Simon, and Judas?
And are not all his sisters with us? Where then did this man get all these things?«
When the wine was gone, the mother of Jesus said to him, »They have no wine.«
Jesus said to her, »Woman, what have you to do with me? My hour has not yet come.«
His mother said to the servants, »Do whatever he tells you.«
48 And when they saw him they were astonished; and his mother said to him, »Son, why have you treated us so? Behold, your father and I have been looking for you anxiously.«
49 And he said to them, »Why did you seek me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father's house?«
50 But they did not understand the saying which he spoke to them.
51 Then he went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them, but his mother kept all these things in her heart.
31 Then his brothers and his mother came. And standing outside they sent to him, and called him.
32 And a crowd was sitting around him; and they said to him, »Your mother and your brothers are outside, asking for you.«
33 And he replied, »Who are my mother and my brothers?«
34 And he looked at those who sat in a circle around him, and said, »Here are my mother and my brothers!
35 Whoever does the will of God is my brother, and sister, and mother.«
46 And Mary said:
47 »My soul magnifies the Lord,and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
48 for he has regarded the lowly state of his servant;for behold, henceforth all generationswill call me blessed.
49 For he who is mighty has done great things for me,and holy is his name.
50 And his mercy is on those who fear himfrom generation to generation.
51 He has shown strength with his arm;he has scattered the proudin the imagination of their hearts.
52 He has put down the mighty from their thrones,and exalted the lowly.
53 He has filled the hungry with good things,and the rich he has sent empty away.
54 He has helped his servant Israel,in remembrance of his mercy,
55 as he spoke to our fathers,to Abraham and to his seed forever.«
Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way: when his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found to be with child of the Holy Spirit.
30 And the angel said to her, »Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.
31 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus.
32 He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give him the throne of his father David.
33 And he will reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there will be no end.«
4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, 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, his betrothed wife, who was with child.
6 And while they were there, the time came for her to be delivered.
7 And she gave birth to her first-born son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths, and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
All these with one mind devoted themselves to prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.
By the cross of Jesus stood his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.
When Jesus saw his mother, and the disciple whom he loved standing by, he said to his mother, »Woman, behold your son!«
Then he said to the disciple, »Behold, your mother!« And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home.