New International Version
"How will this be," Mary asked the angel, "since I am a virgin?"
King James Bible
Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?
Darby Bible Translation
But Mary said to the angel, How shall this be, since I know not a man?
World English Bible
Mary said to the angel, "How can this be, seeing I am a virgin?"
Young's Literal Translation
And Mary said unto the messenger, 'How shall this be, seeing a husband I do not know?'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Seeing I know not a man - Or, husband. As she was only contracted to Joseph, and not as yet married, she knew that this conception could not have yet taken place; and she modestly inquires by what means the promise of the angel is to be fulfilled in order to regulate her conduct accordingly.
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He that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name.--LUKE 1:49. Who is like unto thee, O Lord, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?--Among the gods there is none like unto thee, O Lord; neither are there any works like unto thy works.--Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy.--Hallowed be thy name. Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he hath visited and redeemed his people. Who is this …
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Jesus Born the Son of God.
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and he will reign over Jacob's descendants forever; his kingdom will never end."
The angel answered, "The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God.
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