And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. Bible other translations

“Do not be afraid.” The angel’s command indicates that Mary had some fear, which would be normal and understandable. Lenski (The Interpretation of St. Luke’s Gospel) translates the command, “Stop being afraid,” which is likely what the text is saying. It is not like Mary was not afraid when she saw the angel but then became afraid when he began to talk; she would have had some fear from when the angel first walked into where she was.

Commentary for: Luke 1:30