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Biblical References to Mary

"I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel." (Genesis 3:15)

"Say to the king and the queen mother:  'Take a lowly seat, for your beautiful crown has come down from your head.'" (Jeremiah 13:18)

"For the Lord has created a new thing on the earth:  a woman protects a man."
(Jeremiah 31:22)

"And (Hannah) vowed a vow and said, 'O Lord of hosts, if thou wilt indeed look on the affliction of thy maidservant, and remember me, and not forget thy maidservant a son, then I will give him to the Lord all the days of his life, and no razor shall touch his head.'" (1 Samuel 1:11)

"And David was afraid of the Lord that day; and he said, 'How can the ark of the Lord come to me?'" (2 Samuel 6:9)

"Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign.  Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call his name Emmanuel." (Isaiah 7:14)

"Hark, an uproar from the city!  A voice from the temple!  The voice of the Lord, rendering recompense to his enemies!  'Before she was in labor she gave birth; before her pain came upon her she was delivered of a son.  Who has heard such a thing?  Who has such things?  Shall a land be born in one day?  Shall a nation be brought forth in one moment?"  (Isaiah 66:6-7)

"And he said to me, 'This gate shall remain shut; it shall not be opened, and no one shall enter by it; for the Lord, the God of Israel, has entered by it; therefore it shall remain shut.'" (Ezekiel 44:2)

"So Bathsheba went to King Solomon, to speak to him on behalf of Adonijah.  And the king rose to meet her, and bowed down to her; then he sat on his throne, and had a seat brought for the king's mother; and she sat on his right." (1 Kings 2:19)

"Who is she that comes forth as the morning rising, fair as the moon, bright as the sun, terrible as an army set in battle array?" (Song of Solomon 6:10)

"And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ." (Matthew 1:16)

"Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was
espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost." (Matthew 1:18)

"But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost." (Matthew 1:20)

"And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh." (Matthew 2:11)

"Is not this the carpenter's son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren,
James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?" (Matthew 13:55)

"Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him." (Mark 6:3)

"To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary." (Luke 1:27)

"And the angel said unto her, 'Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.'" (Luke 1:30)

"Then said Mary unto the angel, 'How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?'" (Luke 1:34)

"And Mary said, 'Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word.' And the angel departed from her." (Luke 1:38)

"And Mary arose in those days, and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Juda." (Luke 1:39)

"And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe
leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost." (Luke 1:41)

"And Mary said, 'My soul doth magnify the Lord.'" (Luke 1:46)

"And Mary abode with her about three months, and returned to her own house." (Luke 1:56)

"To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child." (Luke 2:5)

"And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a
manger." (Luke 2:16)

"But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart." (Luke 2:19)

"And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, 'Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against.  (Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.'" (Luke 2:34)

"On the third day there was a marriage at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus
was there; Jesus also was invited to the marriage, with his disciples.  When the sine failed, the mother of Jesus said to Him, 'They have no wine.'  And Jesus said to her, 'O woman, what have you to do with me?  My hour has not yet come.'  His mother said to the servants, 'Do whatever He tells you.'" (John 2:1-5)

"Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene." (John 19:25)

"All these with one accord devoted themselves to prayer, together with the women and Mary, the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers." (Acts 1:14)

"But when the time had fully come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law." (Galatians 4:4)

"And a great portent appeared in heaven, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars; she was with child and she cried in her pangs of birth, in anguish for delivery." (Revelations 12:1-2)

"His tail  swept down a third of the stars of heaven, and cast them to the earth.  And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to bear a child, that he might devour her child when she brought it forth; she brought forth a male child, one who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron, but her child was caught up to God and to His throne, and the woman fled into the wilderness, where she as a place prepared by God, in which to be nourished for one thousand, two hundred and sixty days." (Revelations 12:4-7)

"And when the dragon saw that he had been thrown down to the earth, he pursued the woman who had borne the male child.  But the woman was given the two wings of the great eagle that she might fly from the serpent into the wilderness, to the place where she is to be nourished for a time, and times, and half a time.  The serpent poured water like a river out of his mouth after the woman, to sweep her away with the flood.  But the earth came to the help of the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed the river which the dragon had poured from his mouth.  Then the dragon was angry with the woman, and went off to make war on the rest of her offspring, on those who keep the commandments of God and bear testimony to Jesus.  And he stood on the sand of the sea." (Revelations 12:13-17)



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