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Where is Mary found in the Bible?
is mentioned by name, only a few times in the Bible. Most of these
references are included below.
Bible Translation used in this web site is the New Testament of
Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, translated from the Latin Vulgate,
diligently compared with the original Greek and first published
by the English College at Rheims in A.D. 1582
Matthew 1, we read of the announcement to Joseph, husband
of Mary, of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.
Now the generation
of Christ was in this wise. When as his mother Mary was espoused
to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child,
of the Holy Ghost.
Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing publicly
to expose her, was minded to put her away privately.
he thought on these things, behold the angel of the Lord appeared
to him in his sleep, saying: Joseph, son of David, fear not to
take unto thee Mary thy wife, for that which is conceived in her,
is of the Holy Ghost.
And she shall
bring forth a son: and thou shalt call his name JESUS. For he
shall save his people from their sins.
Now all this was done that it might be fulfilled which the Lord
spoke by the prophet, saying: Behold a virgin shall be with child,
and bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel,
which being interpreted is, God with us.
rising up from sleep, did as the angel of the Lord had commanded
him, and took unto him his wife.
And he knew
her not till she brought forth her firstborn son: and he called
his name JESUS.
1, we read of the foretelling of the birth of Jesus. An angel
appeared before Mary.
And in the
sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God into a city of
Galilee, called Nazareth,
To a virgin
espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David;
and the virgin's name was Mary.
And the angel
being come in, said unto her: Hail, full of grace, the Lord is
with thee: blessed art thou among women.
Who having heard, was troubled at his saying, and thought with
herself what manner of salutation this should be.
And the angel
said to her: Fear not, Mary, for thou hast found grace with God.
shalt conceive in thy womb, and shalt bring forth a son; and thou
shalt call his name Jesus.
be great, and shall be called the Son of the most High; and the
Lord God shall give unto him the throne of David his father; and
he shall reign in the house of Jacob for ever.
of his kingdom there shall be no end.
said to the angel: How shall this be done, because I know not
And the angel
answering, said to her: The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and
the power of the most High shall overshadow thee.
therefore also the Holy which shall be born of thee shall be called
the Son of God.
Also in Luke
1, we read of the meeting of Mary with her cousin, Elizabeth
behold thy cousin Elizabeth, she also hath conceived a son in her
old age; and this is the sixth month with her that is called barren:
word shall be impossible with God.
said: Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it done to me according
to thy word. And the angel departed from her.
And Mary rising up in those days, went into the hill country with
haste into a city of Juda.
And she entered
into the house of Zachary, and saluted Elizabeth.
And it came
to pass, that when Elizabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the
infant leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy
And she cried
out with a loud voice, and said: Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.
is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?
as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in my ears, the
infant in my womb leaped for joy.
art thou that hast believed, because those things shall be accomplished
that were spoken to thee by the Lord.
said: My soul doth magnify the Lord.
And my spirit
hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.
hath regarded the humility of his handmaid; for behold from henceforth
all generations shall call me blessed.
Luke 2, we read of the birth of Jesus.
AND it came to pass, that in those days there went out a decree
from Caesar Augustus, that the whole world should be enrolled.
was first made by Cyrinus, the governor of Syria.
And all went
to be enrolled, every one into his own city.
also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth into Judea,
to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem: because he was
of the house and family of David,
To be enrolled
with Mary his espoused wife, who was with child.
Luke 2, we read of the encounter of the shepherds with an
Angel, and later of the birth of Jesus.
were in the same country shepherds watching, and keeping the night
watches over their flock.
an angel of the Lord stood by them, and the brightness of God
shone round about them; and they feared with a great fear.
And the angel
said to them: Fear not; for, behold, I bring you good tidings
of great joy, that shall be to all the people:
day, is born to you a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord, in the
city of David.
And this shall be a sign unto you. You shall find the infant wrapped
in swaddling clothes, and laid in a manger.
there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly army, praising
God, and saying:
God in the highest; and on earth peace to men of good will.
And it came
to pass, after the angels departed from them into heaven, the
shepherds said one to another: Let us go over to Bethlehem, and
let us see this word that is come to pass, which the Lord hath
shewed to us.
came with haste; and they found Mary and Joseph, and the infant
lying in the manger.
they understood of the word that had been spoken to them concerning
And all that
heard, wondered; and at those things that were told them by the
Mary kept all these words, pondering them in her heart.
In Mark 6, we read of Jesus.
out from thence, he went into his own country; and his disciples
the sabbath was come, he began to teach in the synagogue: and
many hearing him were in admiration at his doctrine, saying: How
came this man by all these things? and what wisdom is this that
is given to him, and such mighty works as are wrought by his hands?
Is not this
the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joseph,
and Jude, and Simon? are not also his sisters here with us? And
they were scandalized in regard of him.
said to them: A prophet is not without honor, but in his own country,
and in his own house, and among his own kindred.
provided by courtesy and permission of Warren Oertel
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