John 1 and Luke 1 - GNT
(Good News Translation)
John 11In the beginning the Word already existed;
the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
3Through Him God made all things;
not one thing in all creation was made without Him.
4The Word was the source of life,
and this life brought Light to people.
5The Light shines in the darkness,
and the darkness has never put it out.
9This was the real Light -
the Light that comes into the world
and shines on all people.
Luke 126bGod sent the angel Gabriel
to a town in Galilee named Nazareth.
27He 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.
28The angel came to her and said,
"Peace be with you!
The Lord is with you and has greatly blessed you!"
29Mary was deeply troubled by the angel's message,
and she wondered what his words meant.
30The angel said to her,
"Don't be afraid, Mary;
God has been gracious to you.
31You will become pregnant and give birth to a Son,
and you will name Him Jesus.
32He will be great and will be called
the Son of the Most High God."
34Mary said to the angel, "I am a virgin.
How, then, can this be?"
35The 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.