1 G1895 Forasmuch G4183 as many G2021 have taken in hand G392 to set forth in order G1335 a declaration G4012 of G4229 those things G4135 which are most surely believed G1722 among G2254 us,
2 G2531 Even as G3860 they delivered G2254 them unto us, G3588 which G575 from G746 the beginning G1096 were G845 eyewitnesses, G2532 and G5257 ministers G3056 of the word;
3 G1380 It seemed good G2504 to me also, G3877 having had G199 perfect G3877 understanding G3956 of all things G509 from the very first, G1125 to write G4671 unto you G2517 in order, G2903 most excellent G2321 Theophilus,
4 G2443 That G1921 you might know G803 the certainty G4012 of G3056 those things, G3739 where G2727 you have been instructed.
5 G1096 There was G1722 in G2250 the days G2264 of Herod, G935 the king G2449 of Judea, G5100 a certain G2409 priest G3686 named G2197 Zacharias, G1537 of G2183 the course G7 of Abia: G2532 and G846 his G1135 wife G1537 was of G2364 the daughters G2 of Aaron, G2532 and G846 her G3686 name G1665 was Elisabeth.
6 G1161 And G2258 they were G297 both G1342 righteous G1799 before G2316 God, G4198 walking G1722 in G3956 all G1785 the commandments G2532 and G1345 ordinances G2962 of the Lord G273 blameless.
7 G2532 And G846 they G2258 had G3756 no G5043 child, G2530 because that G1665 Elisabeth G2258 was G4723 childless, G2532 and G846 they G297 both G2258 were G4260 now well stricken G1722 in G2250 years.
8 G1161 And G1096 it came to pass, G1722 that while G846 he G2407 executed the priest's office G1725 before G2316 God G1722 in G5010 the order G846 of his G2183 course,
9 G2596 According to G1485 the custom G2405 of the priest's office, G2975 his lot was G2370 to burn incense G1525 when he went G1519 into G3485 the temple G2962 of the Lord.
10 G2532 And G3956 the whole G4128 multitude G2992 of the people G2258 were G4336 praying G1854 outside G5610 at the time G2368 of incense.
11 G1161 And G3700 there appeared G846 unto him G32 an angel G2962 of the Lord G2476 standing G1537 on G1188 the right side G2379 of the altar G2368 of incense.
12 G2532 And G1492 when G2197 Zacharias G1492 saw G5015 him, he was troubled, G2532 and G5401 fear G1968 fell G1909 upon G846 him.
13 G1161 But G32 the angel G2036 said G4314 unto G846 him, G5399 Fear G3361 not, G2197 Zacharias: G1360 for G4675 your G1162 prayer G1522 is heard; G2532 and G4675 your G1135 wife G1665 Elisabeth G1080 shall bear G4671 you G5207 a son, G2532 and G2564 you shall call G846 his G3686 name G2491 John.
14 G2532 And G4671 you G2071 shall have G5479 joy G2532 and G20 gladness; G2532 and G4183 many G5463 shall rejoice G1909 at G846 his G1083 birth.
15 G1063 For G2071 he shall be G3173 great G1799 in the sight of G2962 the Lord, G2532 and G4095 shall drink G3756 neither G3631 wine G2532 nor G4608 strong drink; G2532 and G4130 he shall be filled G4151 with G40 the Holy G4151 Spirit, G2089 even G1537 from G846 his G3384 mother's G3361 womb.
16 G2532 And G4183 many G5207 of the sons G2474 of Israel G1994 shall he turn G1909 to G2962 the Lord G846 their G2316 God.
17 G2532 And G846 he G4281 shall go G1799 before G846 him G1722 in G4151 the spirit G2532 and G1411 power G2243 of Elijah, G1994 to turn G2588 the hearts G3962 of the fathers G1909 to G5043 the sons, G2532 and G545 the disobedient G1722 to G5428 the wisdom G1342 of the just; G2090 to make ready G2992 a people G2680 prepared G2962 for the Lord.
18 G2532 And G2197 Zacharias G2036 said G4314 unto G32 the angel, G2596 How G1097 shall I know G5124 this? G1063 For G1473 I G1510 am G4246 an old man, G2532 and G3450 my G1135 wife G4260 well stricken G1722 in G2250 years.
19 G2532 And G32 the angel G611 answering G2036 said G846 unto him, G1473 I G1510 am G1043 Gabriel, G3588 that G3936 stand G1799 in the presence G2316 of God; G2532 and G649 am sent G2980 to speak G4314 unto G4571 you, G2532 and G2097 to show G4671 you G5023 these G2097 glad news.
20 G2532 And, G2400 behold, G2071 you shall be G4623 mute, G2532 and G3361 not G1410 able G2980 to speak, G891 until G2250 the day G3739 that G5023 these things G1096 shall be performed, G473 because G4100 you believed G3756 not G3450 my G3056 words, G3748 which G4137 shall be fulfilled G1519 in G846 their G3739 season.
21 G2532 And G2992 the people G4328 waited G2197 for Zacharias, G2532 and G2296 marveled G1722 that G846 he G5549 stayed so long G1722 in G3485 the temple.
22 G1161 And G1831 when he came out, G1410 he could G3756 not G2980 speak G846 unto them: G2532 and G1921 they perceived G3754 that G3708 he had seen G3701 a vision G1722 in G3485 the temple: G2532 for G846 he G1269 beckoned G846 unto them, G2532 and G1265 remained G2258 speechless.
23 G2532 And G1096 it came to pass, G5613 that, as soon as G2250 the days G3009 of G846 his G3009 ministration G4130 were accomplished, G565 he departed G1519 to G846 his own G3624 house.
24 G1161 And G3326 after G3778 those G2250 days G846 his G1135 wife G1665 Elisabeth G4815 conceived, G2532 and G4032 hid G1438 herself G4002 five G3376 months, G3004 saying,
25 G3779 Thus G4160 has G2962 the Lord G4160 dealt G3427 with me G1722 in G2250 the days G3739 where G1896 he looked on G851 me, to take away G3450 my G3681 reproach G1722 among G444 men.
26 G1161 And G1722 in G1623 the sixth G3376 month G32 the angel G1043 Gabriel G649 was sent G5259 from G2316 God G1519 unto G4172 a city G1056 of Galilee, G3686 named G3478 Nazareth,
27 G4314 To G3933 a virgin G3423 engaged G435 to a man G3739 whose G3686 name was G2501 Joseph, G1537 of G3624 the house G1138 of David; G2532 and G3933 the virgin's G3686 name G3137 was Mary.
28 G2532 And G32 the angel G1525 came in G4314 unto G846 her, G2036 and said, G5463 Hail, G5487 you that are highly favored, G2962 the Lord G3326 is with G4675 you: G2127 blessed G4771 are you G1722 among G1135 women.
29 G1161 And G1492 when she saw G1298 him, she was troubled G1909 at G846 his G3056 saying, G2532 and G1260 cast in her mind G4217 what manner of G783 salutation G3778 this G1498 should be.
30 G2532 And G32 the angel G2036 said G846 unto her, G5399 Fear G3361 not, G3137 Mary: G1063 for G2147 you have found G5485 favor G3844 with G2316 God.
31 G2532 And, G2400 behold, G4815 you shall conceive G1722 in G1064 your womb, G2532 and G5088 bring forth G5207 a son, G2532 and G2564 shall call G846 his G3686 name G2424 JESUS.
32 G3778 He G2071 shall be G3173 great, G2532 and G2564 shall be called G5207 the Son G5310 of the Highest: G2532 and G2962 the Lord G2316 God G1325 shall give G846 unto him G2362 the throne G3962 of G846 his G3962 father G1138 David:
33 G2532 And G936 he shall reign G1909 over G3624 the house G2384 of Jacob G1519 for G165 ever; G2532 and G932 of G846 his G932 kingdom G2071 there shall be G3756 no G5056 end.
34 G1161 Then G2036 said G3137 Mary G4314 unto G32 the angel, G4459 How G2071 shall G5124 this G2071 be, G1893 seeing G1097 I know G3756 not G435 a man?
35 G2532 And G32 the angel G611 answered G2036 and said G846 unto her, G40 The Holy G4151 Spirit G1904 shall come G1909 upon G4571 you, G2532 and G1411 the power G5310 of the Highest G1982 shall overshadow G4671 you: G1352 therefore G2532 also G40 that holy thing G1080 which shall be born of you G2564 shall be called G5207 the Son G2316 of God.
36 G2532 And, G2400 behold, G4675 your G4773 cousin G1665 Elisabeth, G846 she G4815 has G2532 also G4815 conceived G5207 a son G1722 in G846 her G1094 old age: G2532 and G3778 this G2076 is G1623 the sixth G3376 month G846 with her, G2564 who was called G4723 childless.
38 G1161 And G3137 Mary G2036 said, G2400 Behold G1399 the handmaid G2962 of the Lord; G1096 be it G3427 unto me G2596 according to G4675 your G4487 word. G2532 And G32 the angel G565 departed G575 from G846 her.
39 G1161 And G3137 Mary G450 arose G1722 in G3778 those G2250 days, G4198 and went G1519 into G3714 the hill country G3326 with G4710 haste, G1519 into G4172 a city G2448 of Judah;
40 G2532 And G1525 entered G1519 into G3624 the house G2197 of Zacharias, G2532 and G782 greeted G1665 Elisabeth.
41 G2532 And G1096 it came to pass, G5613 that, when G1665 Elisabeth G191 heard G783 the salutation G3137 of Mary, G1025 the baby G4640 leaped G1722 in G846 her G2836 womb; G2532 and G1665 Elisabeth G4130 was filled G4151 with the G40 Holy G40 Spirit:
42 G2532 And G400 she spoke out G5456 with a G3173 loud G5456 voice, G2532 and G2036 said, G2127 Blessed G4771 are you G1722 among G1135 women, G2532 and G2127 blessed G2590 is the fruit G2836 of G4675 your G2836 womb.
43 G2532 And G4159 from where G5124 is this G3427 to me, G2443 that G3384 the mother G2962 of G3450 my G2962 Lord G2064 should come G4314 to G3165 me?
44 G1063 For, G2400 behold, G5613 as soon as G5456 the voice G783 of G4675 your G783 salutation G1096 sounded G1519 in G3450 my G3775 ears, G1025 the baby G4640 leaped G1722 in G3450 my G2836 womb G1722 for G20 joy.
45 G2532 And G3107 blessed G4100 is she that believed: G3754 for G2071 there shall be G5050 a performance G2980 of those things which were told G846 her G3844 from G2962 the Lord.
48 G3754 For G1914 he has regarded G5014 the low estate G1399 of G846 his G1399 handmaiden: G1063 for, G2400 behold, G575 from G3568 henceforth G3956 all G1074 generations G3106 shall call G3165 me G3106 blessed.
49 G3754 For G1415 he that is mighty G4160 has done G3427 to me G3167 great things; G2532 and G40 holy G846 is his G3686 name.
50 G2532 And G846 his G1656 mercy G5399 is on them that fear G846 him G1519 from G1074 generation G1074 to generation.
51 G4160 He has showed G2904 strength G1722 with G846 his G1023 arm; G1287 he has scattered G5244 the proud G1271 in the imagination G2588 of G846 their G2588 hearts.
52 G2507 He has put down G1413 the mighty G575 from G2362 their seats, G2532 and G5312 exalted G5011 them of low degree.
53 G1705 He has filled G3983 the hungry G18 with good things; G2532 and G4147 the rich G1821 he has sent G2756 empty G1821 away.
54 G482 He has helped G846 his G3816 servant G2474 Israel, G3415 in memory G1656 of G1656 his mercy;
55 G2531 As G2980 he spoke G4314 to G2257 our G3962 fathers, G11 to Abraham, G2532 and G4690 to G846 his G4690 seed G1519 for G165 ever.
56 G1161 And G3137 Mary G3306 lived G4862 with G846 her G5616 about G5140 three G3376 months, G2532 and G5290 returned G1519 to G846 her own G3624 house.
57 G1161 Now G1665 Elisabeth's G4130 full G5550 time G4130 came G846 that she G5088 should be delivered; G2532 and G1080 she brought forth G5207 a son.
58 G2532 And G846 her G4040 neighbors G2532 and G846 her G4773 cousins G191 heard G3754 how G2962 the Lord G3170 had showed great G1656 mercy G3326 upon G846 her; G2532 and G4796 they rejoiced G846 with her.
59 G2532 And G1096 it came to pass, that G1722 on G3590 the eighth G2250 day G2064 they came G4059 to circumcise G3813 the child; G2532 and G2564 they called G846 him G2197 Zacharias, G1909 after G3686 the name G3962 of G846 his G3962 father.
60 G2532 And G846 his G3384 mother G611 answered G2036 and said, G3780 Not G235 so; but G2564 he shall be called G2491 John.
61 G2532 And G2036 they said G4314 unto G846 her, G2076 There is G3762 none G1722 of G4675 your G4772 relatives G3739 that G2564 is called G3686 by G5129 this G3754 name.
62 G1161 And G1770 they made signs G3962 to G846 his G3962 father, G5101 how G2309 he would have G846 him G2564 called.
63 G2532 And G154 he asked G4093 for a writing table, G1125 and wrote, G3004 saying, G846 His G3686 name G2076 is G2491 John. G2532 And G2296 they marveled G3956 all.
64 G1161 And G846 his G4750 mouth G455 was opened G3916 immediately, G2532 and G846 his G1100 tongue G2532 loosened, and G2980 he spoke, G2127 and praised G2316 God.
65 G2532 And G5401 fear G1096 came G1909 on G3956 all G4039 that lived round about G846 them: G2532 and G3956 all G5023 these G4487 sayings G1255 were noised abroad G1722 throughout G3650 all G3714 the hill country G2449 of Judæa.
66 G2532 And G3956 all G191 they that heard G5087 them laid G5087 them up G1722 in G846 their G2588 hearts, G3004 saying, G5101 What G687 manner G3813 of child G2071 shall G5124 this G2071 be! G2532 And G5495 the hand G2962 of the Lord G2258 was G3326 with G846 him.
67 G2532 And G846 his G3962 father G2197 Zacharias G4130 was filled G4151 with the G40 Holy G4151 Spirit, G2532 and G4395 prophesied, G3004 saying,
68 G2128 Blessed G2962 be the Lord G2316 God G2474 of Israel; G3754 for G1980 he has visited G2532 and G3085 redeemed G846 his G2992 people,
69 G2532 And G1453 has raised up G2768 a horn G4991 of salvation G2254 for us G1722 in G3624 the house G3816 of G846 his G3816 servant G1138 David;
70 G2531 As G2980 he spoke G1223 by G4750 the mouth G4396 of G846 his G40 holy G4396 prophets, G3588 which G575 have been since G165 the world began:
71 G4991 That we should be saved G1537 from G2257 our G2190 enemies, G2532 and G1537 from G5495 the hand G3956 of all G3404 that hate G2248 us;
72 G4160 To perform G1656 the mercy G3326 promised to G2257 our G3962 fathers, G2532 and G3415 to remember G846 his G40 holy G1242 covenant;
74 G1325 That he would grant G2254 unto us, G4506 that we being delivered G1537 out of G5495 the hand G2190 of G2257 our G2190 enemies G3000 might serve G846 him G870 without fear,
75 G1722 In G3742 holiness G2532 and G1343 righteousness G1799 before G846 him, G3956 all G2250 the days G2222 of G2257 our G2222 life.
76 G2532 And G4771 you, G3813 child, G2564 shall be called G4396 the prophet G5310 of the Highest: G1063 for G4313 you shall go G4253 before G4383 the face G2962 of the Lord G2090 to prepare G846 his G3598 ways;
77 G1325 To give G1108 knowledge G4991 of salvation G2992 unto G846 his G2992 people G1722 by G859 the remission G266 of G846 their G266 sins,
78 G1223 Through G1656 the G4698 tender G1656 mercy G2316 of G2257 our G2316 God; G1722 by which G395 the dayspring G1537 from G5311 on high G1980 has visited G2248 us,
79 G2014 To give light G3588 to them G2521 that sit G1722 in G4655 darkness G2532 and G4639 in the shadow G2288 of death, G2720 to guide G2257 our G4228 feet G1519 into G3598 the way G1515 of peace.