1 G1895 Forasmuch G4183 as many G2021 have taken in hand [G5656] G392 to set forth in order [G5664] G1335 a declaration G4012 of G4229 those things G4135 which are most surely believed [G5772] G1722 among G2254 us,
2 G2531 Even G3860 as they delivered [G5627] G2254 them unto us G3588 , which G575 from G746 the beginning G1096 were [G5637] G845 eyewitnesses G2532 , and G5257 ministers G3056 of the word;
3 G1380 It seemed [G5656] G2504 good to me also G199 , having had perfect G3877 understanding [G5761] G3956 of all things G509 from the very first G1125 , to write [G5658] G4671 unto thee G2517 in order G2903 , most excellent G2321 Theophilus,
4 G2443 That G1921 thou mightest know [G5632] G803 the certainty G4012 of G3056 those things G3739 , wherein G2727 thou hast been instructed [G5681] .
5 G1096 There was [G5633] G1722 in G2250 the days G2264 of Herod G935 , the king G2449 of Judaea 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 [G5713] G297 both G1342 righteous G1799 before G2316 God G4198 , walking [G5740] G1722 in G3956 all G1785 the commandments G2532 and G1345 ordinances G2962 of the Lord G273 blameless.
7 G2532 And G846 they G2258 had [G5713] G3756 no G5043 child G2530 , because G1665 that Elisabeth G2258 was [G5713] G4723 barren G2532 , and G846 they G297 both G2258 were [G5713] G4260 now well stricken [G5761] G1722 in G2250 years.
8 G1161 And G1096 it came to pass [G5633] G1722 , that while G846 he G2407 executed the priest's office [G5721] G1725 before G2316 God G1722 in G5010 the order G846 of his G2183 course,
9 G2596 According G1485 to the custom G2405 of the priest's office G2975 , his lot [G5627] G2370 was to burn incense [G5658] G1525 when he went [G5631] G1519 into G3485 the temple G2962 of the Lord.
10 G2532 And G3956 the whole G4128 multitude G2992 of the people G2258 were [G5713] G4336 praying [G5740] G1854 without G5610 at the time G2368 of incense.
11 G1161 And G3700 there appeared [G5681] G846 unto him G32 an angel G2962 of the Lord G2476 standing [G5761] G1537 on G1188 the right side G2379 of the altar G2368 of incense.
12 G2532 And G2197 when Zacharias G1492 saw [G5631] G5015 him, he was troubled [G5681] G2532 , and G5401 fear G1968 fell [G5627] G1909 upon G846 him.
13 G1161 But G32 the angel G2036 said [G5627] G4314 unto G846 him G5399 , Fear [G5737] G3361 not G2197 , Zacharias G1360 : for G4675 thy G1162 prayer G1522 is heard [G5681] G2532 ; and G4675 thy G1135 wife G1665 Elisabeth G1080 shall bear [G5692] G4671 thee G5207 a son G2532 , and G2564 thou shalt call [G5692] G846 his G3686 name G2491 John.
14 G2532 And G4671 thou G2071 shalt have [G5704] G5479 joy G2532 and G20 gladness G2532 ; and G4183 many G5463 shall rejoice [G5690] G1909 at G846 his G1083 birth.
15 G1063 For G2071 he shall be [G5704] G3173 great G1799 in the sight G2962 of the Lord G2532 , and G4095 shall drink [G5632] G3364 neither G3631 wine G2532 nor G4608 strong drink G2532 ; and G4130 he shall be filled [G5701] G40 with the Holy G4151 Ghost G2089 , even G1537 from G846 his G3384 mother's G2836 womb.
16 G2532 And G4183 many G5207 of the children G2474 of Israel G1994 shall he turn [G5692] G1909 to G2962 the Lord G846 their G2316 God.
17 G2532 And G846 he G4281 shall go [G5695] G1799 before G846 him G1722 in G4151 the spirit G2532 and G1411 power G2243 of Elias G1994 , to turn [G5658] G2588 the hearts G3962 of the fathers G1909 to G5043 the children G2532 , and G545 the disobedient G1722 to G5428 the wisdom G1342 of the just G2090 ; to make ready [G5658] G2992 a people G2680 prepared [G5772] G2962 for the Lord.
18 G2532 And G2197 Zacharias G2036 said [G5627] G4314 unto G32 the angel G2596 , Whereby G5101 G1097 shall I know [G5695] G5124 this G1063 ? for G1473 I G1510 am [G5748] G4246 an old man G2532 , and G3450 my G1135 wife G4260 well stricken [G5761] G1722 in G2250 years G846 .
19 G2532 And G32 the angel G611 answering [G5679] G2036 said [G5627] G846 unto him G1473 , I G1510 am [G5748] G1043 Gabriel G3936 , that stand [G5761] G1799 in the presence G2316 of God G2532 ; and G649 am sent [G5648] G2980 to speak [G5658] G4314 unto G4571 thee G2532 , and G2097 to shew G4671 thee G5023 these G2097 glad tidings [G5670] .
20 G2532 And G2400 , behold [G5628] G2071 , thou [G5704] G4623 shalt be dumb [G5723] G2532 , and G3361 not G1410 able [G5740] G2980 to speak [G5658] G891 , until G2250 the day G3739 that G5023 these things G1096 shall be performed [G5638] G473 , because G3739 G4100 thou believest [G5656] G3756 not G3450 my G3056 words G3748 , which G4137 shall be fulfilled [G5701] G1519 in G846 their G2540 season.
21 G2532 And G2992 the people G2258 waited [G5713] G4328 [G5723] G2197 for Zacharias G2532 , and G2296 marvelled [G5707] G1722 that G846 he G5549 tarried so long [G5721] G1722 in G3485 the temple.
22 G1161 And G1831 when he came out [G5631] G1410 , he could [G5711] G3756 not G2980 speak [G5658] G846 unto them G2532 : and G1921 they perceived [G5627] G3754 that G3708 he had seen [G5758] G3701 a vision G1722 in G3485 the temple G2532 : for G846 he G2258 beckoned [G5713] G1269 [G5723] G846 unto them G2532 , and G1265 remained [G5707] G2974 speechless.
23 G2532 And G1096 it came to pass [G5633] G5613 , that, as soon as G2250 the days G846 of his G3009 ministration G4130 were accomplished [G5681] G565 , he departed [G5627] G1519 to G846 his own G3624 house.
24 G1161 And G3326 after G5025 those G2250 days G846 his G1135 wife G1665 Elisabeth G4815 conceived [G5627] G2532 , and G4032 hid [G5707] G1438 herself G4002 five G3376 months G3004 , saying [G5723] ,
25 G3754 G3779 Thus G4160 hath G2962 the Lord G4160 dealt [G5758] G3427 with me G1722 in G2250 the days G3739 wherein G1896 he looked on [G5627] G851 me, to take away [G5629] 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 [G5648] G5259 from G2316 God G1519 unto G4172 a city G1056 of Galilee G3739 , named G3686 G3478 Nazareth,
27 G4314 To G3933 a virgin G3423 espoused [G5772] G435 to a man G3739 whose G3686 name G2501 was 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 [G5631] G4314 unto G846 her G2036 , and said [G5627] G5463 , Hail [G5720] G5487 , thou that art highly favoured [G5772] G2962 , the Lord G3326 is with G4675 thee G2127 : blessed [G5772] G4771 art thou G1722 among G1135 women.
29 G1161 And G1492 when she saw [G5631] G1298 him, she was troubled [G5681] G1909 at G846 his G3056 saying G2532 , and G1260 cast in her mind [G5711] G4217 what manner G783 of salutation G3778 this G1498 should be [G5751] .
30 G2532 And G32 the angel G2036 said [G5627] G846 unto her G5399 , Fear [G5737] G3361 not G3137 , Mary G1063 : for G2147 thou hast found [G5627] G5485 favour G3844 with G2316 God.
31 G2532 And G2400 , behold [G5628] G4815 , thou shalt conceive [G5695] G1722 in G1064 thy womb G2532 , and G5088 bring forth [G5695] G5207 a son G2532 , and G2564 shalt call [G5692] G846 his G3686 name G2424 JESUS.
32 G3778 He G2071 shall be [G5704] G3173 great G2532 , and G2564 shall be called [G5701] G5207 the Son G5310 of the Highest G2532 : and G2962 the Lord G2316 God G1325 shall give [G5692] G846 unto him G2362 the throne G846 of his G3962 father G1138 David:
33 G2532 And G936 he shall reign [G5692] G1909 over G3624 the house G2384 of Jacob G1519 for G165 ever G2532 ; and G846 of his G932 kingdom G2071 there shall be [G5704] G3756 no G5056 end.
34 G1161 Then G2036 said [G5627] G3137 Mary G4314 unto G32 the angel G4459 , How G2071 shall G5124 this G2071 be [G5704] G1893 , seeing G1097 I know [G5719] G3756 not G435 a man?
35 G2532 And G32 the angel G611 answered [G5679] G2036 and said [G5627] G846 unto her G40 , The Holy G4151 Ghost G1904 shall come [G5695] G1909 upon G4571 thee G2532 , and G1411 the power G5310 of the Highest G1982 shall overshadow [G5692] G4671 thee G1352 : therefore G2532 also G40 that holy thing G1080 which shall be born [G5746] G1537 of G4675 thee G2564 shall be called [G5701] G5207 the Son G2316 of God.
36 G2532 And G2400 , behold [G5628] G4675 , thy G4773 cousin G1665 Elisabeth G846 , she G4815 hath G2532 also G4815 conceived [G5761] G5207 a son G1722 in G846 her G1094 old age G2532 : and G3778 this G2076 is [G5748] G1623 the sixth G3376 month G846 with her G3588 , who G2564 was called [G5746] G4723 barren.
38 G1161 And G3137 Mary G2036 said [G5627] G2400 , Behold [G5628] G1399 the handmaid G2962 of the Lord G1096 ; be it [G5636] G3427 unto me G2596 according G4675 to thy G4487 word G2532 . And G32 the angel G565 departed [G5627] G575 from G846 her.
39 G1161 And G3137 Mary G450 arose [G5631] G1722 in G5025 those G2250 days G4198 , and went [G5675] G1519 into G3714 the hill country G3326 with G4710 haste G1519 , into G4172 a city G2448 of Juda;
40 G2532 And G1525 entered [G5627] G1519 into G3624 the house G2197 of Zacharias G2532 , and G782 saluted [G5662] G1665 Elisabeth.
41 G2532 And G1096 it came to pass [G5633] G5613 , that, when G1665 Elisabeth G191 heard [G5656] G783 the salutation G3137 of Mary G1025 , the babe G4640 leaped [G5656] G1722 in G846 her G2836 womb G2532 ; and G1665 Elisabeth G4130 was filled [G5681] G40 with the Holy G4151 Ghost:
42 G2532 And G400 she spake out [G5656] G3173 with a loud G5456 voice G2532 , and G2036 said [G5627] G2127 , Blessed [G5772] G4771 art thou G1722 among G1135 women G2532 , and G2127 blessed [G5772] G2590 is the fruit G4675 of thy G2836 womb.
43 G2532 And G4159 whence G5124 is this G3427 to me G2443 , that G3384 the mother G3450 of my G2962 Lord G2064 should come [G5632] G4314 to G3165 me?
44 G1063 For G2400 , lo [G5628] G5613 , as soon as G5456 the voice G4675 of thy G783 salutation G1096 sounded [G5633] G1519 in G3450 mine G3775 ears G1025 , the babe G4640 leaped [G5656] G1722 in G3450 my G2836 womb G1722 for G20 joy.
45 G2532 And G3107 blessed G4100 is she that believed [G5660] G3754 : for G2071 there shall be [G5704] G5050 a performance G2980 of those things which were told [G5772] G846 her G3844 from G2962 the Lord.
46 G2532 And G3137 Mary G2036 said [G5627] G3450 , My G5590 soul G3170 doth magnify [G5719] G2962 the Lord,
47 G2532 And G3450 my G4151 spirit G21 hath rejoiced [G5656] G1909 in G2316 God G3450 my G4990 Saviour.
48 G3754 For G1914 he hath regarded [G5656] G1909 G5014 the low estate G846 of his G1399 handmaiden G1063 : for G2400 , behold [G5628] G575 , from G3568 henceforth G3956 all G1074 generations G3106 shall call G3165 me G3106 blessed [G5692] .
49 G3754 For G1415 he that is mighty G4160 hath done [G5656] 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 [G5740] G846 him G1519 from G1074 generation G1074 to generation.
51 G4160 He hath shewed [G5656] G2904 strength G1722 with G846 his G1023 arm G1287 ; he hath scattered [G5656] G5244 the proud G1271 in the imagination G846 of their G2588 hearts.
52 G2507 He hath put down [G5627] G1413 the mighty G575 from G2362 their seats G2532 , and G5312 exalted [G5656] G5011 them of low degree.
53 G1705 He hath filled [G5656] G3983 the hungry [G5723] G18 with good things G2532 ; and G4147 the rich [G5723] G1821 he hath sent G2756 empty G1821 away [G5656] .
54 G482 He hath holpen [G5633] G846 his G3816 servant G2474 Israel G3415 , in remembrance [G5683] G1656 of his mercy;
55 G2531 As G2980 he spake [G5656] G4314 to G2257 our G3962 fathers G11 , to Abraham G2532 , and G846 to his G4690 seed G1519 for G165 ever.
56 G1161 And G3137 Mary G3306 abode [G5656] G4862 with G846 her G5616 about G5140 three G3376 months G2532 , and G5290 returned [G5656] G1519 to G846 her own G3624 house.
57 G1161 Now G1665 Elisabeth's G4130 full G5550 time G4130 came [G5681] G846 that she G5088 should be delivered [G5629] G2532 ; and G1080 she brought forth [G5656] G5207 a son.
58 G2532 And G4040 her neighbours G2532 and G846 her G4773 cousins G191 heard [G5656] G3754 how G2962 the Lord G3170 had shewed great [G5707] G1656 mercy G846 G3326 upon G846 her G2532 ; and G4796 they rejoiced [G5707] G846 with her.
59 G2532 And G1096 it came to pass [G5633] G1722 , that on G3590 the eighth G2250 day G2064 they came [G5627] G4059 to circumcise [G5629] G3813 the child G2532 ; and G2564 they called [G5707] G846 him G2197 Zacharias G1909 , after G3686 the name G846 of his G3962 father.
60 G2532 And G846 his G3384 mother G611 answered [G5679] G2036 and said [G5627] G3780 , Not G235 so; but G2564 he shall be called [G5701] G2491 John.
61 G2532 And G2036 they said [G5627] G4314 unto G846 her G3754 , G2076 There is [G5748] G3762 none G1722 of G4675 thy G4772 kindred G3739 that G2564 is called [G5743] G5129 by this G3686 name.
62 G1161 And G1770 they made signs [G5707] G846 to his G3962 father G5101 , how G302 G2309 he would have [G5722] G846 him G2564 called [G5745] .
63 G2532 And G154 he asked for [G5660] G4093 a writing table G1125 , and wrote [G5656] G3004 , saying [G5723] G846 , His G3686 name G2076 is [G5748] G2491 John G2532 . And G2296 they marvelled [G5656] G3956 all.
64 G1161 And G846 his G4750 mouth G455 was opened [G5681] G3916 immediately G2532 , and G846 his G1100 tongue G2532 loosed, and G2980 he spake [G5707] G2127 , and praised [G5723] G2316 God.
65 G2532 And G5401 fear G1096 came [G5633] G1909 on G3956 all G4039 that dwelt round about [G5723] G846 them G2532 : and G3956 all G5023 these G4487 sayings G1255 were noised abroad [G5712] G1722 throughout G3650 all G3714 the hill country G2449 of Judaea.
66 G2532 And G3956 all G191 they that heard [G5660] G5087 them laid them up [G5639] G1722 in G846 their G2588 hearts G3004 , saying [G5723] G5101 , What G686 manner G3813 of child G2071 shall G5124 this G2071 be [G5704] G2532 ! And G5495 the hand G2962 of the Lord G2258 was [G5713] G3326 with G846 him.
67 G2532 And G846 his G3962 father G2197 Zacharias G4130 was filled [G5681] G40 with the Holy G4151 Ghost G2532 , and G4395 prophesied [G5656] G3004 , saying [G5723] ,
68 G2128 Blessed G2962 be the Lord G2316 God G2474 of Israel G3754 ; for G1980 he hath visited [G5662] G2532 and G3085 redeemed G846 his G2992 people G4160 [G5656] ,
69 G2532 And G1453 hath raised up [G5656] G2768 an horn G4991 of salvation G2254 for us G1722 in G3624 the house G846 of his G3816 servant G1138 David;
70 G2531 As G2980 he spake [G5656] G1223 by G4750 the mouth G846 of 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 [G5723] G2248 us;
72 G4160 To perform [G5658] G1656 the mercy G3326 promised to G2257 our G3962 fathers G2532 , and G3415 to remember [G5683] G846 his G40 holy G1242 covenant;
74 G1325 That he would grant [G5629] G2254 unto us G4506 , that we being delivered [G5685] G1537 out of G5495 the hand G2257 of our G2190 enemies G3000 might serve [G5721] G846 him G870 without fear,
75 G1722 In G3742 holiness G2532 and G1343 righteousness G1799 before G846 him G3956 , all G2250 the days G2257 of our G2222 life.
76 G2532 And G4771 thou G3813 , child G2564 , shalt be called [G5701] G4396 the prophet G5310 of the Highest G1063 : for G4313 thou shalt go [G5695] G4253 before G4383 the face G2962 of the Lord G2090 to prepare [G5658] G846 his G3598 ways;
77 G1325 To give [G5629] G1108 knowledge G4991 of salvation G846 unto his G2992 people G1722 by G859 the remission G846 of their G266 sins,
78 G1223 Through G4698 the tender G1656 mercy G2257 of our G2316 God G1722 ; whereby G3739 G395 the dayspring G1537 from G5311 on high G1980 hath visited [G5662] G2248 us,
79 G2014 To give light [G5658] G2521 to them that sit [G5740] G1722 in G4655 darkness G2532 and G4639 in the shadow G2288 of death G2720 , to guide [G5658] G2257 our G4228 feet G1519 into G3598 the way G1515 of peace.