Commemoration to Miriam
Mother of Messiah
Israeli King Emmanuel,
Yeshua ha'Mashiach,
The Jewish Lamb on Mount Zion,
The Nations'
Lord, God & Savior Jesus Christ
ISAIAH 7:14
THE PROPHET FORESEES HER
The virgin will be with child
and will give birth to a son,
and will call him Immanuel.

LUKE 1:26  
GOD SENT THE ANGEL
In the sixth month,
God sent the angel Gabriel
to Nazareth,
a town in Galilee,

LUKE 1:27     
A DESCENDANT OF DAVID
to a virgin
pledged to be married
to a man named Joseph,
a descendant of David.
The virgin's name was Mary.

LUKE 1:28      
THE LORD IS WITH YOU
The angel went to her
and said,
"Greetings, you who are
highly favored!
The Lord is with you."

LUKE 1:29    
GREATLY TROUBLED
Mary was greatly troubled
at his words and wondered
what kind of greeting this
might be.

LUKE 1:30     
FOUND FAVOR WITH GOD
But the angel said to her,
"Do not be afraid, Mary,
you have found favor
with God."

LUKE 1:31    
YOU WILL BE WITH CHILD
"You will be with child
and will give birth to a son,
and you are to give him
the name Jesus."

LUKE 1:32   
THRONE OF HIS FATHER DAVID
"He will be great
and will be called
the Son of the Most High.
The Lord will give him
the throne
of his father David "

LUKE 1:33     
KINGDOM WILL NEVER END
"and he will reign over
the house of Jacob forever;
his kingdom will never end."

LUKE 1:34     
HOW WILL THIS BE?
"How will this be,"
Mary asked the angel,
"since I am a virgin?"

LUKE 1:35   
POWER OF THE MOST HIGH
The angel answered,
"The Holy Spirit
will come upon 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."

LUKE 1:38    
MAY IT BE TO ME
"I am the Lord's servant,"
Mary answered.
"May it be to me
as you have said."
Then the angel left her.

LUKE 1:39,40   
TO A TOWN IN JUDEA
At that time Mary got ready
and hurried to a town
in the hill country of Judea,
where she entered
Zechariah's home
and greeted Elizabeth.

LUKE 1:41   
FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT
When Elizabeth
heard Mary's greeting,
the baby leaped in her womb,
and Elizabeth was filled with
the Holy Spirit.

LUKE 1:42,43   
THE MOTHER OF MY LORD
In a loud voice
she exclaimed,
"Blessed are you
among women,
and blessed is the child
you will bear!
But why am I so favored,
that the mother of my Lord
should come to me?"     

LUKE 1:44     
THE BABY LEAPED FOR JOY
"As soon as
the sound of your greeting
reached my ears,
the baby in my womb
leaped for joy."  

LUKE 1:45    
SHE WHO HAS BELIEVED   
"Blessed is she
who has believed
that the Lord
would fulfill
his promises to her!"

LUKE 1:46,47    
MY SPIRIT REJOICES     
And Mary said,
"My soul glorifies the Lord
and my spirit rejoices
in God my Savior,"   

LUKE 1:48  
HUMBLE STATE OF SERVANT
"for he has been mindful
of the humble state
of his servant.
From now on all generations
will call me blessed"      

LUKE 1:49   
HAS DONE GREAT THINGS
"for the Mighty One
has done great things for me
. . . holy is his name"

LUKE 1:50   
TO THOSE WHO FEAR HIM
"His mercy extends
to those who fear him
from generation
to generation."

LUKE 1:51   
MIGHTY DEEDS WITH HIS ARM
"He has performed
mighty deeds with his arm"

LUKE 1:51   
HE HAS SCATTERED
"he has scattered
those who are proud
in their inmost thoughts."    

LUKE 1:52   
RULERS FROM THEIR THRONES
"He has brought down rulers
from their thrones
but has lifted up the humble"

LUKE 1:53  
HE HAS FILLED THE HUNGRY
"He has filled the hungry
with good things
but has sent the rich away
empty"

LUKE 1:54,55   
HIS SERVANT ISRAEL
"He has helped
his servant Israel,
remembering to be merciful
to Abraham
and his descendants forever,
even as he said
to our fathers."

LUKE 1:56    
MARY WITH ELIZABETH
Miriam
stayed with Elizabeth
for about three months
and then returned home.
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LUKE 2:1-3
THE ROMAN CENSUS
In those days
Caesar Augustus
issued a decree
that a census
should be taken
of the entire Roman world.
(This was the first census
that took place
while Quirinius
was governor of Syria.)
And everyone went to
his own town to register.

LUKE 2:4,5
JOSEPH REGISTERS WITH MARY
So Joseph also went up
from the town
of Nazareth in Galilee
to Judea, to Bethlehem
the town of David,
because he belonged to
the house and line of David.
He went there
to register with Mary,
who was pledged
to be married to him
and was expecting a child.

LUKE 2:6,7
THE BIRTH OF MESSIAH YESHUA
While they were there,
the time came
for the baby to be born,
and she gave birth
to her firstborn, a son.
She wrapped him in cloths
and placed him in a manger,
because there was
no room for them in the inn.

LUKE 2:8-12
THE SHEPHERDS & THE ANGELS
And there were
shepherds living
out in the fields nearby,
keeping watch
over their flocks at night.
An angel of the Lord
appeared to them,
and the glory of the Lord
shone around them,
and they were terrified.
But the angel said to them,
“Do not be afraid.
I bring you good news
of great joy
that will be
for all the people.
Today in the town of David
a Savior
has been born to you;
he is Christ the Lord.   
This will be a sign to you:
You will find a baby
wrapped in cloths
and lying in a manger.”

LUKE 2:13-18
ANGELS & SHEPHERDS REVEAL
Suddenly a great company
of the heavenly host
appeared with the angel,
praising God and saying,
Glory to God
in the highest,
and on earth peace to men
on whom his favor rests.”
When the angels
had left them
and gone into heaven,
the shepherds said
to one another,
“Let’s go to Bethlehem
and see this thing
that has happened,
which the Lord
has told us about.”
So they hurried off and
found Mary and Joseph,
and the baby,
who was lying
in the manger.   
When they had seen him,
they spread the word
concerning
what had been told them
about this child,
and all who heard it
were amazed
at what the shepherds
said to them.

LUKE 2:19
CONTEMPLATIVE MIRIAM
But Mary treasured up
all these things
and pondered them
in her heart.

LUKE 2:20
THE SHEPHERDS' THEOLOGY
The shepherds returned,
glorifying and praising God  
for all the things
they had heard and seen,
which were just as
they had been told.

LUKE 2:21
THE CIRCUMCISION OF MESSIAH
On the eighth day,
when it was time
to circumcise him,
he was named Yeshua,
the name the angel
had given him before
he had been conceived.

LUKE 2:22-24
ACCORDING TO
THE LAW OF MOSES
When the time
of their purification
according to
the Law of Moses
had been completed,
Joseph and Mary took him
to Jerusalem
to present him to the Lord
(as it is written
in the Law of the Lord,
“Every firstborn male
is to be consecrated
to the Lord”),  
and to offer a sacrifice
in keeping with what is said
in the Law of the Lord:
“a pair of doves or two
young pigeons.”

LUKE 2:25
THE JEWISH ELDER SIMEON
Now there was a man
in Jerusalem called Simeon,
who was righteous
and devout.   
He was waiting
for the consolation of Israel,
and the Holy Spirit
was upon him.

LUKE 2:26
SIMEON'S REVELATION
It had been revealed to him
by the Holy Spirit
that he would not die
before he had seen
the Lord’s Christ.

LUKE 2:27-32
MESSIAH IS RECOGNIZED
Moved by the Spirit,
he went into
the temple courts.
When the parents brought in
the child Jesus
to do for him
what the custom of the Law
required,   
Simeon took him in his arms
and praised God, saying:
“Sovereign Lord,
as you have promised,
you now dismiss
your servant in peace.   
For my eyes have seen
your salvation,   
which you have prepared
in the sight of all people,
a light for revelation
to the Gentiles
and for glory
to your people Israel.”   

LUKE 2:33-35
THE FALLING AND RISING
OF MANY IN ISRAEL
The child’s
father and mother marveled
at what was said about him.
Then Simeon blessed them
and said to Mary,
his mother:
“This child is destined
to cause the falling
and rising
of many in Israel,
and to be a sign
that will be spoken against,
so that the thoughts of many
hearts will be revealed.
And a sword will pierce your
own soul too.”

LUKE 2:36-38
THE PROPHETESS ANNA
There was also
a prophetess, Anna,
the daughter of Phanuel,
of the tribe of Asher.
She was very old;
she had lived
with her husband
seven years
after her marriage,
and then was a widow
until she was eighty-four.   
She never left the temple
but worshiped
night and day,
fasting and praying.   
Coming up to them
at that very moment,
she gave thanks to God
and spoke about the child
to all who were
looking forward to the
redemption of Jerusalem.   

LUKE 2:39
THE RETURN TO NAZARETH
When Joseph and Mary
had done everything
required by
the Law of the Lord,
they returned to Galilee
to their own town
of Nazareth.

LUKE 2:40
STRENGTH, WISDOM & GRACE
And the child grew
and became strong;
he was filled
with wisdom,
and the grace of God
was upon him.
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PSALM 45:9
ISRAELI KING DAVID
FORESEES HER
Daughters of kings
are among
your honored women;
at your right hand
is the royal bride
in gold of Ophir.   

PSALM 45:10
CALLED OUT FOR OBEDIENCE
Listen, O daughter,   
consider and give ear:
Forget your people
and your father’s house.

PSALM 45:11
BEAUTY AND HONOR
The king is enthralled
by your beauty;   
honor him,
for he is your lord.   

PSALM 45:12
GIFTS AND WEALTH
The Daughter of Tyre
will come with a gift,
men of wealth
will seek your favor.

PSALM 45:13
THE GLORIOUS PRINCESS
All glorious is the princess
within her chamber;
her gown
is interwoven with gold.   

PSALM 45:14
VIRGINS LED TO THE KING
In embroidered garments   
she is led to the king;
her virgin companions  
follow her
and are brought to you.

PSALM 45:15
THE PALACE OF THE KING
They are led in
with joy and gladness;
they enter
the palace of the king.
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MATTHEW 1:18
VIRGIN CONCEPTION
WITH CHILD
THROUGH THE HOLY SPIRIT
This is how
the birth of Jesus Christ
came about:
His mother Mary
was pledged to be married
to Joseph, but
before they came together,
she was found
to be with child
through the Holy Spirit.

MATTHEW 1:19-21
VIRGIN CONCEPTION
WITH CHILD
THROUGH THE HOLY SPIRIT
Because Joseph her husband
was a righteous man
and did not want
to expose her
to public disgrace,
he had in mind
to divorce her quietly.
But after
he had considered this,
an angel of the Lord
appeared to him in a dream   
and said,
“Joseph son of David,
do not be afraid
to take Mary home
as your wife,
because
what is conceived in her
is from the Holy Spirit.
She will give birth to a son,
and you are to give him
the name Jesus, because
he will save his people
from their sins.”

MATTHEW 1:22,23
VIRGIN CONCEPTION
All this took place
to fulfill  
what the Lord had said
through the prophet:
“The virgin
will be with child
and will give birth to a son,
and they will call him
Immanuel”  —
which means, “God with us.”

MATTHEW 1:24.25
JOSEPH'S OBEDIENCE
THE BIRTH OF MESSIAH
When Joseph woke up,
he did what
the angel of the Lord
had commanded him
and took Mary home
as his wife.
But he had
no union with her
until she gave birth to a son.
And he gave him
the name Jesus.

MATTHEW 2:1,2
MAGI TO JERUSALEM
After Jesus was born
in Bethlehem in Judea,   
during the time
of King Herod,
Magi from the east
came to Jerusalem
and asked,
“Where is the one
who has been born
king of the Jews?
We saw his star in the east
and have come
to worship him.”

MATTHEW 2:3-8
IN BETHLEHEM IN JUDEA
When King Herod heard this
he was disturbed,
and all Jerusalem with him.
When he had called together
all the people’s chief priests
and teachers of the law,
he asked them where
the Christ was to be born.
“In Bethlehem in Judea,”
they replied,
“for this is what
the prophet has written:
“ ‘But you, Bethlehem,
in the land of Judah,
are by no means least
among the rulers of Judah;
for out of you
will come a ruler
who will be the shepherd
of my people Israel.’ ”  
Then Herod
called the Magi secretly
and found out from them
the exact time
the star had appeared.
He sent them to Bethlehem
and said,
“Go and make
a careful search
for the child.
As soon as you find him,
report to me,
so that I too
may go and worship him.”

MATTHEW 2:9-12
MAGI WARNED IN A DREAM
After they had
heard the king,
they went on their way,
and the star they had seen
in the east
went ahead of them
until it stopped
over the place
where the child was.
When they saw the star,
they were overjoyed.
On coming to the house,
they saw the child
with his mother Mary,
and they bowed down
and worshiped him.
Then they opened
their treasures
and presented him
with gifts of gold
and of incense and of myrrh.
And having been
warned in a dream
not to go back to Herod,
they returned
to their country
by another route.

MATTHEW 2:13-15
HEROD IS GOING TO KILL HIM
When they had gone,
an angel of the Lord
appeared to Joseph
in a dream.
“Get up,” he said,
“take the child
and his mother
and escape to Egypt.
Stay there until I tell you,
for Herod is going to search
for the child
to kill him.”   
So he got up, took the child
and his mother
during the night
and left for Egypt,
where he stayed
until the death of Herod.
And so was fulfilled
what the Lord had said
through the prophet:
“Out of Egypt
I called my son.”   

MATTHEW 2:16-18
KILLING THE INFANTS
RACHEL WEEPING
When Herod realized
that he had been outwitted
by the Magi, he was furious,
and he gave orders
to kill all the boys
in Bethlehem and its vicinity
who were two years old
and under,
in accordance with the time
he had learned
from the Magi.
Then what was said
through the prophet
Jeremiah was fulfilled:
“A voice is heard in Ramah,
weeping
and great mourning,
Rachel weeping
for her children
and refusing
to be comforted,
because they are no more.”   

MATTHEW 2:19-23
FROM EGYPT TO ISRAEL
After Herod died,
an angel of the Lord
appeared in a dream
to Joseph in Egypt
and said, “Get up,
take the child
and his mother
and go to the land of Israel,
for those who were trying
to take the child’s life
are dead.”
So he got up, took the child
and his mother
and went to
the land of Israel.
But when he heard
that Archelaus
was reigning in Judea
in place of his father Herod,
he was afraid to go there.
Having been warned
in a dream,   
he withdrew to
the district of Galilee,   
and he went and lived
in a town called Nazareth.
So was fulfilled
what was said
through the prophets:
“He will be called
a Nazarene.”