Where is the Hail Mary in the Bible?


The first half of the Hail Mary is contained in Luke 1. The Hail Mary is broken up into two parts: “Who Mary is” (rows 1-5) and “Our prayer to Mary.” (rows 5-6) Below the Hail Mary is examined line by line:

The PrayerBible VerseExplanation
Hail Mary, full of GraceLuke 1:28
(Hail, full of Grace)
The Angel Gabriel greets Mary with very respectful greeting used for royalty. The text doesn’t say “Mary” after Hail but it is implied. Gabriel then proclaims Mary full of Grace (full of God’s own life and love);
The Lord is with youLuke 1:28
(The Lord is with you)
This is word for word. The Angel Gabriel said that the Lord is with Mary, she is full of his Grace, his own life.
Blessed are you among womenLuke 1:41 (Blessed are you among women)Elizabeth is filled with the Holy Spirit; she is inspired by the 3rd person of the Blessed Trinity to proclaim that Mary is the most blessed among all women.
And blessed is
the fruit of thy womb Jesus
Luke 1:42 (and blessed is the fruit of your womb)Elizabeth still inspired by the Holy Spirit proclaims that the fruit of Mary’s womb, the developing Jesus, is blessed. The text doesn’t say “Jesus” after womb, but it is implied, the fruit of her womb is Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of GodLuke 1:43 (And why is this granted me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?)Mary is full of God’s grace; this would make her holy. Mary is the mother of the Lord Jesus Christ who is the 2nd person of the Holy Trinity. Since Jesus is God this makes her the mother of God. She is the mother of the God-Man Jesus, not the mother of the Trinity.
Pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our deathJames 5:16 (Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man has great power
in its effects)
St. James tells Christians to pray for one another. All the baptized are members of the body of Christ (1Cor 12:12-14), therefore it is right to pray for other members of the body. James goes on to say that the prayers of the righteous have great power. What human (other then Jesus) is more righteous then the Blessed Mother? Though she is in heaven she still hears the prayers of her children on Earth and intercedes for them.

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3 Responses to “Where is the Hail Mary in the Bible?”

  1. Ma.Leslie says:

    Ave maria

  2. Blessed Virgin Mary, Blessed are you among women ….,

    Consciousness is far more mature than your age, teach us to be able to have consciousness as you have.

    Wisdom beyond human reason, humbleness of your heart there is no comparison, teach us to be humble to divine providence.

    Mary, thou Mother of the Eucharist, pray for us so we can give meaning to the Body and Blood of your Son’s holy, as the source of life and salvation.

    Ave Maria. Amin.

  3. vincent Ogonjo says:

    Hail Mary, full of grace the Lord is with you, blessed are you amongst women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus-That part forms the angel’s and Elizabeth’s greetings at their encounter with Mary at the annunciation and visitation.
    Pray for us sinners NOW and at the HOUR of our death.At the cross Jesus said woman he is your son and to the disciple whom he loved “here is your mother”. Which mother would not pray and intercede that nothing as bad as sin which separate us from the Love of God should not happen to her child? Mary Mother of God, PRAY FOR US.

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