28. Thou that art highly favored (κεχαριτωμένη). Lit., as Rev. in margin, endued with grace. Only here and Eph. 1:6. The rendering full of grace, Vulgate, Wyc., and Tynd., is therefore wrong.
All the best texts omit blessed art thou among women.
Mary’s favored status (v. 28) does not imply any intrinsic worthiness; it merely means that she has been a recipient of God’s gracious activity. Nevertheless, Mary’s obedience and faith (v. 38; cf. v. 45) are clearly a model for Luke’s community.
The “Most High” designates God in his supreme majesty. (Hebrews 7:1; Genesis 14:18) Therefore the son of Mary would also be the very Son of God. He would be called “the Son of the Most High,” not mistakenly, but rightly, because that is exactly who he is.
1:31 Jesus From the Hebrew name Joshua, which means “Yahweh is help (or, salvation)” (see Matt 1:21).
1:32 Son of the Most High Highlights Jesus’ divinity and royalty (compare Luke 1:35, 76).
give him the throne of his father David Gabriel implies that Jesus will fulfill the Davidic covenant (2 Sam 7:12–13).