Luke 1:29
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New International Version
Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be.

New Living Translation
Confused and disturbed, Mary tried to think what the angel could mean.

English Standard Version
But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and tried to discern what sort of greeting this might be.

Berean Study Bible
Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be.

Berean Literal Bible
And she was troubled at the statement and was pondering what kind this salutation might be.

New American Standard Bible
But she was very perplexed at this statement, and kept pondering what kind of salutation this was.

King James Bible
And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But she was deeply troubled by this statement, wondering what kind of greeting this could be.

International Standard Version
Startled by his statement, she tried to figure out what his greeting meant.

NET Bible
But she was greatly troubled by his words and began to wonder about the meaning of this greeting.

New Heart English Bible
But when she saw him, she was greatly troubled at the saying, and considered what kind of salutation this might be.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But when she saw him, she was alarmed at his word, and she was wondering, “What is this greeting?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
She was startled by what the angel said and tried to figure out what this greeting meant.

New American Standard 1977
But she was greatly troubled at this statement, and kept pondering what kind of salutation this might be.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And when she saw him, she was troubled at his words and wondered in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.

King James 2000 Bible
And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and considered in her mind what manner of greeting this should be.

American King James Version
And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.

American Standard Version
But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this might be.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who having heard, was troubled at his saying, and thought with herself what manner of salutation this should be.

Darby Bible Translation
But she, [seeing] [the angel], was troubled at his word, and reasoned in her mind what this salutation might be.

English Revised Version
But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this might be.

Webster's Bible Translation
And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.

Weymouth New Testament
She was greatly agitated at his words, and wondered what such a greeting meant.

World English Bible
But when she saw him, she was greatly troubled at the saying, and considered what kind of salutation this might be.

Young's Literal Translation
and she, having seen, was troubled at his word, and was reasoning of what kind this salutation may be.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
1:26-38 We have here an account of the mother of our Lord; though we are not to pray to her, yet we ought to praise God for her. Christ must be born miraculously. The angel's address means only, Hail, thou that art the especially chosen and favoured of the Most High, to attain the honour Jewish mothers have so long desired. This wondrous salutation and appearance troubled Mary. The angel then assured her that she had found favour with God, and would become the mother of a son whose name she should call Jesus, the Son of the Highest, one in a nature and perfection with the Lord God. JESUS! the name that refreshes the fainting spirits of humbled sinners; sweet to speak and sweet to hear, Jesus, a Saviour! We know not his riches and our own poverty, therefore we run not to him; we perceive not that we are lost and perishing, therefore a Saviour is a word of little relish. Were we convinced of the huge mass of guilt that lies upon us, and the wrath that hangs over us for it, ready to fall upon us, it would be our continual thought, Is the Saviour mine? And that we might find him so, we should trample on all that hinders our way to him. Mary's reply to the angel was the language of faith and humble admiration, and she asked no sign for the confirming her faith. Without controversy, great was the mystery of godliness, God manifest in the flesh, 1Ti 3:16. Christ's human nature must be produced so, as it was fit that should be which was to be taken into union with the Divine nature. And we must, as Mary here, guide our desires by the word of God. In all conflicts, let us remember that with God nothing is impossible; and as we read and hear his promises, let us turn them into prayers, Behold the willing servant of the Lord; let it be unto me according to thy word.
Study Bible
Gabriel Foretells Jesus' Birth
28The angel appeared to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” 29Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. 30So the angel told her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.…
Cross References
Matthew 16:7
They discussed this among themselves and concluded, "It is because we did not bring any bread."

Luke 1:12
When Zechariah saw him, he was startled and overcome with fear.

Luke 1:28
The angel appeared to her and said, "Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you."
Treasury of Scripture

And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.

she was.

Luke 1:12 And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell on him.

Mark 6:49,50 But when they saw him walking on the sea, they supposed it had been …

Mark 16:5,6 And entering into the sepulcher, they saw a young man sitting on …

Acts 10:4 And when he looked on him, he was afraid, and said, What is it, Lord? …

and cast.

Luke 1:66 And all they that heard them laid them up in their hearts, saying…

Luke 2:19,51 But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart…

what.

Judges 6:13-15 And Gideon said to him, Oh my Lord, if the LORD be with us, why then …

1 Samuel 9:20,21 And as for your donkeys that were lost three days ago, set not your …

Acts 10:4,17 And when he looked on him, he was afraid, and said, What is it, Lord? …

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