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And the angel, answering, said to him, “I am Gabriel, who stands in the presence of God, and I was sent to speak to you and to bring you this good news. Bible see other translations

“Gabriel.” Means, “God is my strength.” The first occurrence is Daniel 8:16.

“who stands in the presence of God.” To get to be in the presence of God, indicating close by God, showed that Gabriel was an important and powerful angel among the spirit beings. Not every spirit got to be that close to God.


Commentary for: Luke 1:19

 
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