BEHOLD THE KING
The angel Gabriel was sent from Yahweh to a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, to a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Yosef, of the house of David, and the virgin’s name was Miriam, and the angel came in to her, and said, “Hail highly favored, Yahweh is with you, blessed are you among women.” When she saw, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.
The angel said to her, “Fear not, Miriam, for you have found favor with Yahweh. Behold, you will conceive in your womb, and bring forth a son, and you will call His Name Yahshua. He will be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest, and Yahweh will give to Him the throne of His father David, and He shall reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His Kingdom there shall be no end.”
Then said Miriam to the angel, “How can this be seeing I know not a man?” The angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit shall come upon you, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow you. Therefore that Holy thing which shall he born of you shall he called the Son of Yahweh.”
“Your cousin Elizabeth has also conceived a son in her old age, and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren. With Yahweh nothing shall be impossible.” Miriam said, “Behold the handmaid of Yahweh, be it to me according to your word.” The angel departed from her.
Miriam arose in those days, and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Judah, and entered into the house of Zechariah, and saluted Elizabeth. And it came to pass, that, when Elizabeth heard the salutation of Miriam, the babe leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit, and she spoke out with a loud voice, and said, “Blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb.”
“What is this to me that the mother of my Lord should come to me? As soon as the voice of your salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy. Blessed is she that believes, for there shall be a performance or those things which were told her from the Lord.”
Miriam said, “My soul does magnify the Lord, and my spirit has rejoiced in Yahweh my Savior. For He has regarded the low estate of His handmaiden, for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. For He that is mighty has done to me great things, and holy is His Name.”
“His mercy is on them that fear Him from generation to generation. He has showed strength with His arm, He has scattered the proud in the imaginations of their hearts. He has put down the mighty from their seats and exalted them of low degree. He has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich He has sent empty away. He has helped His servant Israel, in remembrance of mercy, as He spoke to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed forever.”