Then the Lord God said to the serpent,
"Because you have done this, you are
cursed more than all animals, domestic
and wild. You will crawl on your belly,
groveling in the dust as long as you
And I will cause hostility between you
and the woman, and between your
offspring and her offspring. He will
strike your head, and you will strike
Luke 1:28, 31-32
Gabriel appeared to her and said,
"Greetings, favored woman! The Lord is
with you!" You will conceive and give
birth to a son, and you will name Him
Jesus. He will be very great and will be
called the Son of the Most High.
Mary asked the angel, "But how can this
happen? I am a virgin.” The angel
replied, "The Holy Spirit will come upon
you, and the power of the Most High will
overshadow you. So the baby to be born
will be holy, and He will be called the
Son of God.
For nothing is impossible with God."
Mary responded, "I am the Lord's
servant. May everything you have said
about me come true."