||John 1 and Luke 1 - GNT|
(Good News Translation)
|John 1||1||In the beginning the Word already existed;|
the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
|3||Through Him God made all things;|
not one thing in all creation was made without Him.
|4||The Word was the source of life,|
and this life brought Light to people.
|5||The Light shines in the darkness,|
and the darkness has never put it out.
|9||This was the real Light -|
the Light that comes into the world
and shines on all people.
|Luke 1||26b||God sent the angel Gabriel|
to a town in Galilee named Nazareth.
|27||He had a message for a young woman|
promised in marriage to a man named Joseph,
who was a descendant of King David.
Her name was Mary.
|28||The angel came to her and said,|
"Peace be with you!
The Lord is with you and has greatly blessed you!"
|29||Mary was deeply troubled by the angel's message,|
and she wondered what his words meant.
|30||The angel said to her,|
"Don't be afraid, Mary;
God has been gracious to you.
|31||You will become pregnant and give birth to a Son,|
and you will name Him Jesus.
|32||He will be great and will be called|
the Son of the Most High God."
|34||Mary said to the angel, "I am a virgin.|
How, then, can this be?"
|35||The angel answered,|
"The Holy Spirit will come on you,
and God's power will rest upon you.
For this reason the Holy Child will be called
the Son of God."
|38||"I am the Lord's servant," said Mary;|
"may it happen to me as you have said."
And the angel left her.