1 G1895 For as much G4183 as many G2021 have taken G2021 in hand G392 to set G392 forth G1299 in order G1335 a declaration G3588 of those G4229 things G4135 which are most surely G4135 believed G1722 among us,
2 G2531 Even G3860 as they delivered G3588 them to us, which G746 from the beginning G845 were eyewitnesses, G5257 and ministers G3056 of the word;
3 G1380 It seemed G2504 good to me also, G199 having had perfect G3877 understanding G3956 of all G509 things from the very first, G1125 to write G2517 to you in order, G2903 most G2903 excellent G2321 Theophilus,
4 G1921 That you might know G803 the certainty G3056 of those things, G4012 wherein G3739 G2727 you have been instructed.
5 G2250 THERE was in the days G2264 of Herod, G935 the king G2449 of Judaea, G5100 a certain G2409 priest G3686 named G2197 Zacharias, G2183 of the course G7 of Abia: G1135 and his wife G2364 was of the daughters G2 of Aaron, G3686 and her name G1665 was Elisabeth.
6 G297 And they were both G1342 righteous G1799 before G2316 God, G4198 walking G3956 in all G1785 the commandments G1345 and ordinances G2962 of the Lord G273 blameless.
7 G1510 And they had G3756 no G5043 child, G2530 because G1665 that Elisabeth G4723 was barren, G297 and they both G4260 were now well G4260 stricken G2250 in years.
8 G1096 And it came G1722 to pass, that while G3588 G2407 he executed G2407 the priest’s G2407 office G1725 before G2316 God G5010 in the order G2183 of his course,
9 G2596 According G1485 to the custom G2405 of the priest’s G2405 office, G2975 his lot G2370 was to burn G2370 incense G1525 when he went G1519 into G3485 the temple G2962 of the Lord.
10 G3956 And the whole G4128 multitude G2992 of the people G4336 were praying G1854 without G5610 at the time G2368 of incense.
11 G3700 And there appeared G32 to him an angel G2962 of the Lord G2476 standing G1537 on G1188 the right G1188 side G2379 of the altar G2368 of incense.
13 G32 But the angel G2036 said G5399 to him, Fear G2197 not, Zacharias: G1162 for your prayer G1522 is heard; G1135 and your wife G1665 Elisabeth G1080 shall bear G5207 you a son, G2564 and you shall call G3686 his name G2491 John.
14 G2071 And you shall have G5479 joy G20 and gladness; G4183 and many G5463 shall rejoice G1909 at G1083 his birth.
15 G3173 For he shall be great G1799 in the sight G2962 of the Lord, G4095 and shall drink G3756 neither G3361 G3631 wine G2532 nor G4608 strong G4608 drink; G4130 and he shall be filled G40 with the Holy G4151 Ghost, G2089 even G3384 from his mother’s G2836 womb.
16 G4183 And many G5207 of the children G2474 of Israel G1994 shall he turn G2962 to the Lord G2316 their God.
17 G4281 And he shall go G1799 before G4151 him in the spirit G1411 and power G2243 of Elias, G1994 to turn G2588 the hearts G3962 of the fathers G5043 to the children, G545 and the disobedient G5428 to the wisdom G1342 of the just; G2090 to make G2090 ready G2992 a people G2680 prepared G2962 for the Lord.
18 G2197 And Zacharias G2036 said G32 to the angel, G2596 Whereby G5101 G1097 shall I know G5124 this? G4246 for I am an old G1135 man, and my wife G4260 well G4260 stricken G2250 in years.
19 G32 And the angel G611 answering G2036 said G1510 to him, I am G1043 Gabriel, G3936 that stand G1799 in the presence G2316 of God; G649 and am sent G2980 to speak G2097 to you, and to show G5023 you these G2097 glad G2097 tidings.
20 G2400 And, behold, G4623 you shall be dumb, G1410 and not able G2980 to speak, G891 until G2250 the day G5023 that these G1096 things shall be performed, G473 because G3759 G4100 you believe G3056 not my words, G3748 which G4137 shall be fulfilled G2540 in their season.
21 G2992 And the people G4328 waited G2197 for Zacharias, G2296 and marveled G5549 that he tarried G3485 so long in the temple.
22 G1831 And when he came G1410 out, he could G2980 not speak G1921 to them: and they perceived G3708 that he had seen G3701 a vision G3485 in the temple: G1269 for he beckoned G1265 to them, and remained G2974 speechless.
23 G1096 And it came G2250 to pass, that, as soon as the days G3009 of his ministration G4130 were accomplished, G565 he departed G3624 to his own house.
24 G3326 And after G5025 those G2250 days G1135 his wife G1665 Elisabeth G4815 conceived, G4032 and hid G1438 herself G4002 five G3376 months, G3004 saying,
25 G3779 Thus G2962 has the Lord G4160 dealt G2250 with me in the days G3739 wherein G1896 he looked G1896 on G851 me, to take G851 away G3681 my reproach G1722 among G444 men.
26 G1623 And in the sixth G3376 month G32 the angel G1043 Gabriel G649 was sent G2316 from God G4172 to a city G1056 of Galilee, G3686 named G3478 Nazareth,
27 G3933 To a virgin G3423 espoused G435 to a man G3739 whose G3686 name G2501 was Joseph, G3624 of the house G1138 of David; G3933 and the virgin’s G3686 name G3137 was Mary.
28 G32 And the angel G1525 came G2036 in to her, and said, G5463 Hail, G5487 you that are highly favored, G2962 the Lord G2127 is with you: blessed G1722 are you among G1135 women.
29 G1492 And when she saw G1298 him, she was troubled G1909 at G3056 his saying, G1260 and cast G4217 in her mind what G4217 manner G783 of salutation G3778 this should be.
30 G32 And the angel G2036 said G5399 to her, Fear G3137 not, Mary: G2147 for you have found G5485 favor G2316 with God.
31 G2400 And, behold, G4815 you shall conceive G1064 in your womb, G5088 and bring G5088 forth G5207 a son, G2564 and shall call G3686 his name G2424 JESUS.
32 G3173 He shall be great, G2564 and shall be called G5207 the Son G5310 of the Highest: G2962 and the Lord G2316 God G1325 shall give G2362 to him the throne G3962 of his father G1138 David:
33 G936 And he shall reign G1909 over G3624 the house G2384 of Jacob G165 for ever; G932 and of his kingdom G3756 there shall be no G5056 end.
34 G1161 Then G2036 said G3137 Mary G32 to the angel, G4459 How G5124 shall this G1893 be, seeing G1097 I know G435 not a man?
35 G32 And the angel G611 answered G2036 and said G40 to her, The Holy G4151 Ghost G1904 shall come G1411 on you, and the power G5310 of the Highest G1982 shall overshadow G1352 you: therefore G2532 also G40 that holy G1080 thing which shall be born G2564 of you shall be called G5207 the Son G2316 of God.
36 G2400 And, behold, G4773 your cousin G1665 Elisabeth, G2532 she has also G4815 conceived G5207 a son G1094 in her old G3778 age: and this G1623 is the sixth G3376 month G3588 with her, who G2564 was called G4723 barren.
38 G3137 And Mary G2036 said, G2400 Behold G1399 the handmaid G2962 of the Lord; G2596 be it to me according G4487 to your word. G32 And the angel G565 departed from her.
39 G3137 And Mary G450 arose G5025 in those G2250 days, G4198 and went G1519 into G3714 the hill G4710 country with haste, G1519 into G4172 a city G2448 of Juda;
40 G1525 And entered G1519 into G3624 the house G2197 of Zacharias, G782 and saluted G1665 Elisabeth.
41 G1096 And it came G5613 to pass, that, when G1665 Elisabeth G191 heard G783 the salutation G3137 of Mary, G1025 the babe G4640 leaped G2836 in her womb; G1665 and Elisabeth G4130 was filled G40 with the Holy G4151 Ghost:
42 G400 And she spoke G3173 out with a loud G5456 voice, G2036 and said, G2127 Blessed G1722 are you among G1135 women, G2127 and blessed G2590 is the fruit G2836 of your womb.
43 G4159 And what G5124 is this G3384 to me, that the mother G2962 of my Lord G2064 should come to me?
44 G2400 For, see, G5456 as soon as the voice G783 of your salutation G1096 sounded G3450 in my G3775 ears, G1025 the babe G4640 leaped G2836 in my womb G20 for joy.
45 G3107 And blessed G4100 is she that believed: G5050 for there shall be a performance G3588 of those G2980 things which were told G2962 her from the Lord.
48 G1914 For he has regarded G5014 the low G1399 estate of his handmaiden: G2400 for, behold, G3568 from now on G3956 all G1074 generations G3106 shall call G3106 me blessed.
49 G1415 For he that is mighty G4160 has done G3167 to me great G40 things; and holy G3686 is his name.
51 G4160 He has showed G2904 strength G1023 with his arm; G1287 he has scattered G5244 the proud G1271 in the imagination G2588 of their hearts.
52 G2507 He has put G2507 down G1413 the mighty G2362 from their seats, G5312 and exalted G5011 them of low G5011 degree.
53 G1705 He has filled G3983 the hungry G18 with good G4147 things; and the rich G1821 he has sent G2756 empty G1821 away.
56 G3137 And Mary G3306 stayed G5616 with her about G5140 three G3376 months, G5290 and returned G3624 to her own house.
57 G1161 Now G1665 Elisabeth’s G4130 full G5550 time G4130 came G5088 that she should be delivered; G1080 and she brought G1080 forth G5207 a son.
58 G4040 And her neighbors G4773 and her cousins G191 heard G3754 how G2962 the Lord G3170 had showed G3170 great G1656 mercy G4796 on her; and they rejoiced with her.
59 G1096 And it came G1722 to pass, that on G3590 the eighth G2250 day G2064 they came G4059 to circumcise G3813 the child; G2564 and they called G2197 him Zacharias, G1909 after G3686 the name G3962 of his father.
60 G3384 And his mother G611 answered G2036 and said, G2564 Not so; but he shall be called G2491 John.
61 G2036 And they said G3762 to her, There is none G4772 of your kindred G2564 that is called G5129 by this G3686 name.
62 G1770 And they made G1770 signs G3962 to his father, G5101 how G2309 he would G2564 have him called.
63 G154 And he asked G4093 for a writing G4093 table, G1125 and wrote, G3004 saying, G3686 His name G2491 is John. G2296 And they marveled G3956 all.
64 G4750 And his mouth G455 was opened G3916 immediately, G1100 and his tongue G2980 loosed, and he spoke, G2127 and praised G2316 God.
65 G5401 And fear G1096 came G1909 on G3956 all G4039 that dwelled G4039 round G3956 about them: and all G5023 these G4487 sayings G1255 were noised G1255 abroad G1722 throughout G3650 all G3714 the hill G2449 country of Judaea.
66 G3956 And all G191 they that heard G5087 them laid G2588 them up in their hearts, G3004 saying, G5101 What G686 G686 manner G3813 of child G5124 shall this G5495 be! And the hand G2962 of the Lord was with him.
67 G3962 And his father G2197 Zacharias G4130 was filled G40 with the Holy G4151 Ghost, G4395 and prophesied, G3004 saying,
68 G2128 Blessed G2962 be the Lord G2316 God G2474 of Israel; G1980 for he has visited G4160 and redeemed G3085 G2992 his people,
69 G1453 And has raised G2768 up an horn G4991 of salvation G3624 for us in the house G3816 of his servant G1138 David;
70 G2980 As he spoke G4750 by the mouth G40 of his holy G4396 prophets, G3588 which G575 have been since G165 the world began:
71 G4991 That we should be saved G2190 from our enemies, G5495 and from the hand G3956 of all G3404 that hate us;
72 G4160 To perform G1656 the mercy G3962 promised to our fathers, G3415 and to remember G40 his holy G1242 covenant;
74 G1325 That he would grant G4506 to us, that we being delivered G5495 out of the hand G2190 of our enemies G3000 might serve G870 him without G870 fear,
75 G3742 In holiness G1343 and righteousness G1799 before G3956 him, all G2250 the days G2222 of our life.
76 G3813 And you, child, G2564 shall be called G4396 the prophet G5310 of the Highest: G4313 for you shall go G4253 before G4383 the face G2962 of the Lord G2090 to prepare G3598 his ways;
77 G1325 To give G1108 knowledge G4991 of salvation G2992 to his people G859 by the remission G266 of their sins,
78 G1223 Through G4698 the tender G1656 mercy G2316 of our God; G1722 whereby G3739 G395 the dayspring G5311 from on high G1980 has visited us,
79 G2014 To give G2014 light G2521 to them that sit G4655 in darkness G4639 and in the shadow G2288 of death, G2720 to guide G4228 our feet G1519 into G3598 the way G1515 of peace.