The Annunciation of the Lord (Solemnity)
11 "Ask a sign of the LORD your God; let it be deep as Sheol or high as heaven."
12 But Ahaz said, "I will not ask, and I will not put the LORD to the test."
13 And he said, "Hear then, O house of David! Is it too little for you to weary men, that you weary my God also?
14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you this sign: the virgin shall be with child, and bear a son, and shall name him Immanuel.
10 Take counsel together, but it will come to nought; speak a word, but it will not stand, for God is with us.
|7||Then I said, "Lo, I come; in the roll of the book it is written of me;|
|8||I delight to do thy will, O my God; thy law is within my heart."|
|9||I have told the glad news of deliverance in the great congregation; lo, I have not restrained my lips, as thou knowest, O LORD.|
|10||I have not hid thy saving help within my heart, I have spoken of thy faithfulness and thy salvation; I have not concealed thy steadfast love and thy faithfulness from the great congregation.|
|11||Do not thou, O LORD, withhold thy mercy from me, let thy steadfast love and thy faithfulness ever preserve me!|
|4||For it is impossible that the blood of bulls and goats should take away sins.|
|5||Consequently, when Christ came into the world, he said, "Sacrifices and offerings thou hast not desired, but a body hast thou prepared for me;|
|6||in burnt offerings and sin offerings thou hast taken no pleasure.|
|7||Then I said, `Lo, I have come to do thy will, O God, 'as it is written of me in the roll of the book."|
|8||When he said above, "Thou hast neither desired nor taken pleasure in sacrifices and offerings and burnt offerings and sin offerings" (these are offered according to the law),|
|9||then he added, "Lo, I have come to do thy will." He abolishes the first in order to establish the second.|
|10||And by that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.|
|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 whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.|
|28||And he came to her and said, "Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you!"|
|29||But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and considered in her mind what sort of greeting this might be.|
|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 to 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."|
|34||And Mary said to the angel, "How shall this be, since I have no husband?"|
|35||And the angel said to her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God.|
|36||And behold, your kinswoman Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son; and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren.|
|37||For with God nothing will be impossible."|
|38||And Mary said, "Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word." And the angel departed from her.|