Second Samuel 7: 1-5, 8-12, 14, 16
1:1 Now it happened that, after Saul died, David returned from the slaughter of Amalek, and he remained for two days at Ziklag.
1:2 Then, on the third day, a man appeared, arriving from the camp of Saul, with his garments torn and dust sprinkled on his head. And when he came to David, he fell on his face, and he reverenced.
1:3 And David said to him, “Where have you come from?” And he said to him, “I have fled from the camp of Israel.”
1:4 And David said to him: “What is the word that has happened? Reveal it to me.” And he said: “The people have fled from the battle, and many of the people have fallen and died. Moreover, Saul and his son Jonathan have passed away.”
1:5 And David said to the youth who was reporting to him, “How do you know that Saul and his son Jonathan have died?”
1:8 he said to me, “Who are you?” And I said to him, “I am an Amalekite.”
1:9 And he said to me: “Stand over me, and kill me. For anguish has taken hold of me, and still my whole life is in me.”
1:10 And standing over him, I killed him. For I knew that he was not able to live after the fall. And I took the diadem that was on his head, and the bracelet from his arm, and I have brought them here to you, my lord.”
1:11 Then David, taking hold of his garments, tore them, with all the men who were with him.
1:12 And they mourned, and wept, and fasted until evening, over Saul and over his son Jonathan, and over the people of the Lord and over the house of Israel, because they had fallen by the sword.
1:14 And David said to him, “Why were you not afraid to put forth your hand, so that you would kill the Christ of the Lord?”
1:16 And David said to him: “Your blood is upon your own head. For your own mouth has spoken against you, saying: ‘I have killed the Christ of the Lord.’ ”
The Letter Of Saint Paul to the Romans 16: 25-27
|16:25||But to him who is able to confirm you according to my Gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, in accord with the revelation of the mystery which has been hidden from time immemorial,|
|16:26||(which now has been made clear through the Scriptures of the Prophets, in accord with the precept of the eternal God, unto the obedience of faith) which has been made known among all the Gentiles:|
|16:27||to God, who alone is wise, through Jesus Christ, to him be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.|
The Holy Gospel According to Luke 1: 26-38
|1:26||Then, in the sixth month, the Angel Gabriel was sent by God, to a city of Galilee named Nazareth,|
|1:27||to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the name of the virgin was Mary.|
|1:28||And upon entering, the Angel said to her: “Hail, full of grace. The Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women.”|
|1:29||And when she had heard this, she was disturbed by his words, and she considered what kind of greeting this might be.|
|1:30||And the Angel said to her: “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found grace with God.|
|1:31||Behold, you shall conceive in your womb, and you shall bear a son, and you shall call his name: JESUS.|
|1:32||He will be great, and he will be called the Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give him the throne of David his father. And he will reign in the house of Jacob for eternity.|
|1:33||And his kingdom shall have no end.”|
|1:34||Then Mary said to the Angel, “How shall this be done, since I do not know man?”|
|1:35||And in response, the Angel said to her: “The Holy Spirit will pass over you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. And because of this also, the Holy One who will be born of you shall be called the Son of God.|
|1:36||And behold, your cousin Elizabeth has herself also conceived a son, in her old age. And this is the sixth month for her who is called barren.|
|1:37||For no word will be impossible with God.”|
|1:38||Then Mary said: “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. Let it be done to me according to your word.” And the Angel departed from her.|