1 G1895 Forasmuch G4183 as many G2021 [G5656] have taken in hand G392 [G5664] to set forth in order G1335 a declaration G4012 of G4229 those things G4135 [G5772] which are most surely believed G1722 among G2254 us,
2 G2531 Even G3860 [G5627] as they delivered G2254 them to us, G3588 who G575 from G746 the beginning G1096 [G5637] were G845 eyewitnesses, G2532 and G5257 ministers G3056 of the word;
3 G1380 [G5656] It seemed G2504 good to me also, G199 having had perfect G3877 [G5761] understanding G3956 of all things G509 from the very first, G1125 [G5658] to write G4671 to thee G2517 in order, G2903 most excellent G2321 Theophilus,
4 G2443 That G1921 [G5632] thou mayest know G803 the certainty G4012 of G3056 those things, G3739 in which G2727 [G5681] thou hast been instructed.
5 G1096 [G5633] There was 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 Abijah: 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 [G5713] they were G297 both G1342 righteous G1799 before G2316 God, G4198 [G5740] walking G1722 in G3956 all G1785 the commandments G2532 and G1345 ordinances G2962 of the Lord G273 blameless.
7 G2532 And G846 they G2258 [G5713] had G3756 no G5043 child, G2530 because G1665 Elisabeth G2258 [G5713] was G4723 barren, G2532 and G846 they G297 both G2258 [G5713] were G4260 [G5761] well advanced G1722 in G2250 years.
8 G1161 And G1096 [G5633] it came to pass, G1722 that while G846 he G2407 [G5721] executed the priest's office 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 [G5627] his lot G2370 [G5658] was to burn incense G1525 [G5631] 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 [G5713] were G4336 [G5740] praying G1854 outside G5610 at the time G2368 of incense.
11 G1161 And G3700 [G5681] there appeared G846 to him G32 an angel G2962 of the Lord G2476 [G5761] standing G1537 on G1188 the right side G2379 of the altar G2368 of incense.
12 G2532 And G2197 when Zacharias G1492 [G5631] saw G5015 [G5681] him, he was troubled, G2532 and G5401 fear G1968 [G5627] fell G1909 upon G846 him.
13 G1161 But G32 the angel G2036 [G5627] said G4314 to G846 him, G5399 [G5737] Fear G3361 not, G2197 Zacharias: G1360 for G4675 thy G1162 prayer G1522 [G5681] is heard; G2532 and G4675 thy G1135 wife G1665 Elisabeth G1080 [G5692] shall bear G4671 thee G5207 a son, G2532 and G2564 [G5692] thou shalt call G846 his G3686 name G2491 John.
14 G2532 And G4671 thou G2071 [G5704] shalt have G5479 joy G2532 and G20 exultation; G2532 and G4183 many G5463 [G5690] shall rejoice G1909 at G846 his G1083 birth.
15 G1063 For G2071 [G5704] he shall be G3173 great G1799 in the sight G2962 of the Lord, G2532 and G4095 [G5632] shall drink G3364 neither G3631 wine G2532 nor G4608 strong drink; G2532 and G4130 [G5701] he shall be filled G40 with the Holy G4151 Spirit, G2089 even G1537 from G846 his G3384 mother's G2836 womb.
16 G2532 And G4183 many G5207 of the children G2474 of Israel G1994 [G5692] shall he turn G1909 to G2962 the Lord G846 their G2316 God.
17 G2532 And G846 he G4281 [G5695] shall go G1799 before G846 him G1722 in G4151 the spirit G2532 and G1411 power G2243 of Elijah, G1994 [G5658] to turn 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 [G5658] to make ready G2992 a people G2680 [G5772] prepared G2962 for the Lord.
18 G2532 And G2197 Zacharias G2036 [G5627] said G4314 to G32 the angel, G2596 G5101 How G1097 [G5695] shall I know G5124 this? G1063 for G1473 I G1510 [G5748] am G4246 an old man, G2532 and G3450 my G1135 wife G4260 [G5761] well advanced G1722 in G2250 G846 years.
19 G2532 And G32 the angel G611 [G5679] answering G2036 [G5627] said G846 to him, G1473 I G1510 [G5748] am G1043 Gabriel, G3936 [G5761] who stand G1799 in the presence G2316 of God; G2532 and G649 [G5648] am sent G2980 [G5658] to speak G4314 to G4571 thee, G2532 and G2097 0 to show G4671 thee G5023 these G2097 [G5670] glad tidings.
20 G2532 And, G2400 [G5628] behold, G2071 [G5704] thou G4623 [G5723] shalt be dumb, G2532 and G3361 not G1410 [G5740] able G2980 [G5658] to speak, G891 until G2250 the day G3739 that G5023 these things G1096 [G5638] shall be performed, G473 G3739 because G4100 [G5656] thou believest G3756 not G3450 my G3056 words, G3748 which G4137 [G5701] shall be fulfilled G1519 in G846 their G2540 season.
21 G2532 And G2992 the people G2258 G4328 [G5713] waited G2197 for Zacharias, G2532 and G2296 [G5707] marvelled G1722 that G846 he G5549 [G5721] tarried so long G1722 in G3485 the temple.
22 G1161 And G1831 [G5631] when he came out, G1410 [G5711] he could G3756 not G2980 [G5658] speak G846 to them: G2532 and G1921 [G5627] they perceived G3754 that G3708 [G5758] he had seen G3701 a vision G1722 in G3485 the temple: G2532 for G846 he G2258 G1269 [G5713] made signs G846 to them, G2532 and G1265 [G5707] remained G2974 speechless.
23 G2532 And G1096 [G5633] it came to pass, G5613 that, as soon as G2250 the days G846 of his G3009 ministration G4130 [G5681] were accomplished, G565 [G5627] he departed G1519 to G846 his own G3624 house.
24 G1161 And G3326 after G5025 those G2250 days G846 his G1135 wife G1665 Elisabeth G4815 [G5627] conceived, G2532 and G4032 [G5707] hid G1438 herself G4002 five G3376 months, G3004 [G5723] saying,
25 G3754 G3779 Thus G4160 0 hath G2962 the Lord G4160 [G5758] dealt G3427 with me G1722 in G2250 the days G3739 when G1896 [G5627] he looked on G851 [G5629] 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 [G5648] was sent G5259 from G2316 God G1519 to G4172 a city G1056 of Galilee, G3739 G3686 named G3478 Nazareth,
27 G4314 To G3933 a virgin G3423 [G5772] espoused 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 [G5631] came G4314 to G846 her, G2036 [G5627] and said, G5463 [G5720] Hail, G5487 [G5772] thou that art highly favoured, G2962 the Lord G3326 is with G4675 thee: G2127 [G5772] blessed G4771 art thou G1722 among G1135 women.
29 G1161 And G1492 [G5631] when she saw G1298 [G5681] him, she was troubled G1909 at G846 his G3056 saying, G2532 and G1260 [G5711] considered in her mind G4217 what manner G783 of greeting G3778 this G1498 [G5751] should be.
30 G2532 And G32 the angel G2036 [G5627] said G846 to her, G5399 [G5737] Fear G3361 not, G3137 Mary: G1063 for G2147 [G5627] thou hast found G5485 favour G3844 with G2316 God.
31 G2532 And, G2400 [G5628] behold, G4815 [G5695] thou shalt conceive G1722 in G1064 thy womb, G2532 and G5088 [G5695] bring forth G5207 a son, G2532 and G2564 [G5692] shalt call G846 his G3686 name G2424 JESUS.
32 G3778 He G2071 [G5704] shall be G3173 great, G2532 and G2564 [G5701] shall be called G5207 the Son G5310 of the Highest: G2532 and G2962 the Lord G2316 God G1325 [G5692] shall give G846 to him G2362 the throne G846 of his G3962 father G1138 David:
33 G2532 And G936 [G5692] he shall reign G1909 over G3624 the house G2384 of Jacob G1519 to G3588 the G165 ages; G2532 and G846 of his G932 kingdom G2071 [G5704] there shall be G3756 no G5056 end.
34 G1161 Then G2036 [G5627] said G3137 Mary G4314 to G32 the angel, G4459 How G2071 0 shall G5124 this G2071 [G5704] be, G1893 seeing G1097 [G5719] I know G3756 not G435 a man?
35 G2532 And G32 the angel G611 [G5679] answered G2036 [G5627] and said G846 to her, G40 The Holy G4151 Spirit G1904 [G5695] shall come G1909 upon G4571 thee, G2532 and G1411 the power G5310 of the Highest G1982 [G5692] shall overshadow G4671 thee: G1352 therefore G2532 also G40 that holy thing G1080 [G5746] who shall be born G1537 of G4675 thee G2564 [G5701] shall be called G5207 the Son G2316 of God.
36 G2532 And, G2400 [G5628] behold, G4675 thy G4773 cousin G1665 Elisabeth, G846 G4815 0 hath G2532 also G4815 [G5761] conceived G5207 a son G1722 in G846 her G1094 old age: G2532 and G3778 this G2076 [G5748] is G1623 the sixth G3376 month G846 with her, G3588 who G2564 [G5746] was called G4723 barren.
37 G3754 For G3844 with G2316 God, G3956 any G4487 utterance G101 0 shall G3756 not G101 [G5692] be impossible.
38 G1161 And G3137 Mary G2036 [G5627] said, G2400 [G5628] Behold G1399 the handmaid G2962 of the Lord; G1096 [G5636] be it G3427 to me G2596 according G4675 to thy G4487 word. G2532 And G32 the angel G565 [G5627] departed G575 from G846 her.
39 G1161 And G3137 Mary G450 [G5631] arose G1722 in G5025 those G2250 days, G4198 [G5675] and went G1519 into G3714 the hill country G3326 with G4710 haste, G1519 into G4172 a city G2448 of Judah;
40 G2532 And G1525 [G5627] entered G1519 into G3624 the house G2197 of Zacharias, G2532 and G782 [G5662] greeted G1665 Elisabeth.
41 G2532 And G1096 [G5633] it came to pass, G5613 that, when G1665 Elisabeth G191 [G5656] heard G783 the greeting G3137 of Mary, G1025 the babe G4640 [G5656] leaped G1722 in G846 her G2836 womb; G2532 and G1665 Elisabeth G4130 [G5681] was filled G40 with the Holy G4151 Spirit:
42 G2532 And G400 [G5656] she spoke G3173 with a loud G5456 voice, G2532 and G2036 [G5627] said, G2127 [G5772] Blessed G4771 art thou G1722 among G1135 women, G2532 and G2127 [G5772] blessed G2590 is the fruit G4675 of thy G2836 womb.
43 G2532 And G4159 why G5124 is this G3427 granted to me, G2443 that G3384 the mother G3450 of my G2962 Lord G2064 [G5632] should come G4314 to G3165 me?
44 G1063 For, G2400 [G5628] lo, G5613 as soon as G5456 the voice G4675 of thy G783 greeting G1096 [G5633] sounded G1519 in G3450 my G3775 ears, G1025 the babe G4640 [G5656] leaped G1722 in G3450 my G2836 womb G1722 in G20 exultation.
45 G2532 And G3107 blessed G4100 [G5660] is she that believed: G3754 that G2071 [G5704] there shall be G5050 a performance G2980 [G5772] of those things which were told G846 her G3844 from G2962 the Lord.
46 G2532 And G3137 Mary G2036 [G5627] said, G3450 My G5590 soul G3170 [G5719] doth magnify G2962 the Lord,
47 G2532 And G3450 my G4151 spirit G21 [G5656] leapt for joy G1909 in G2316 God G3450 my G4990 Saviour.
48 G3754 Because G1914 [G5656] he looked G1909 upon G5014 the humble estate G846 of his G1399 handmaiden: G1063 for, G2400 [G5628] behold, G575 from G3568 henceforth G3956 all G1074 generations G3106 0 shall call G3165 me G3106 [G5692] blessed.
49 G3754 For G1415 he that is mighty G4160 [G5656] hath done G3427 to me G3167 great things; G2532 and G40 holy G846 is his G3686 name.
50 G2532 And G846 his G1656 mercy G5399 [G5740] is on them that fear G846 him G1519 from G1074 generation G1074 to generation.
51 G4160 [G5656] He hath shown G2904 might G1722 with G846 his G1023 arm; G1287 [G5656] he hath scattered G5244 the proud G1271 in the imagination G846 of their G2588 hearts.
52 G2507 [G5627] He hath put down G1413 the mighty G575 from G2362 their seats, G2532 and G5312 [G5656] exalted G5011 them of low degree.
53 G1705 [G5656] He hath filled G3983 [G5723] the hungry G18 with good things; G2532 and G4147 [G5723] the rich G1821 [G5656] he hath sent away G2756 empty.
54 G482 [G5633] He hath helped G846 his G3816 servant G2474 Israel, G3415 [G5683] in remembrance G1656 of his mercy;
55 G2531 As G2980 [G5656] he spoke G4314 to G2257 our G3962 fathers, G11 to Abraham, G2532 and G846 to his G4690 seed G1519 to G3588 the G165 age.
56 G1161 And G3137 Mary G3306 [G5656] abode G4862 with G846 her G5616 about G5140 three G3376 months, G2532 and G5290 [G5656] returned G1519 to G846 her own G3624 house.
57 G1161 Now G1665 Elisabeth's G4130 0 full G5550 time G4130 [G5681] came G846 that she G5088 [G5629] should be delivered; G2532 and G1080 [G5656] she brought forth G5207 a son.
58 G2532 And G4040 her neighbours G2532 and G846 her G4773 cousins G191 [G5656] heard G3754 that G2962 the Lord G3170 [G5707] had shown great G1656 G846 mercy G3326 upon G846 her; G2532 and G4796 [G5707] they rejoiced G846 with her.
59 G2532 And G1096 [G5633] it came to pass, G1722 that on G3590 the eighth G2250 day G2064 [G5627] they came G4059 [G5629] to circumcise G3813 the child; G2532 and G2564 [G5707] they called G846 him G2197 Zacharias, G1909 after G3686 the name G846 of his G3962 father.
60 G2532 And G846 his G3384 mother G611 [G5679] answered G2036 [G5627] and said, G3780 Not G235 so; but G2564 [G5701] he shall be called G2491 John.
61 G2532 And G2036 [G5627] they said G4314 to G846 her, G3754 G2076 [G5748] There is G3762 none G1722 of G4675 thy G4772 kindred G3739 that G2564 [G5743] is called G5129 by this G3686 name.
62 G1161 And G1770 [G5707] they made signs G846 to his G3962 father, G5101 G302 how G2309 [G5722] he would have G846 him G2564 [G5745] called.
63 G2532 And G154 [G5660] he asked for G4093 a writing tablet, G1125 [G5656] and wrote, G3004 [G5723] saying, G846 His G3686 name G2076 [G5748] is G2491 John. G2532 And G3956 they all G2296 [G5656] marvelled.
64 G1161 And G846 his G4750 mouth G455 [G5681] was opened G3916 immediately, G2532 and G846 his G1100 tongue G2532 loosed, and G2980 [G5707] he spoke, G2127 [G5723] and praised G2316 God.
65 G2532 And G5401 fear G1096 [G5633] came G1909 on G3956 all G4039 [G5723] that dwelt around G846 them: G2532 and G3956 all G5023 these G4487 sayings G1255 [G5712] were noised abroad G1722 throughout G3650 all G3714 the hill country G2449 of Judaea.
66 G2532 And G3956 all G191 [G5660] they that had heard G5087 [G5639] them laid them up G1722 in G846 their G2588 hearts, G3004 [G5723] saying, G5101 What G686 manner G3813 of child G2071 0 shall G5124 this G2071 [G5704] be! G2532 And G5495 the hand G2962 of the Lord G2258 [G5713] was G3326 with G846 him.
67 G2532 And G846 his G3962 father G2197 Zacharias G4130 [G5681] was filled G40 with the Holy G4151 Spirit, G2532 and G4395 [G5656] prophesied, G3004 [G5723] saying,
68 G2128 Blessed G2962 be the Lord G2316 God G2474 of Israel; G3754 for G1980 [G5662] he hath visited G2532 and G3085 redeemed G846 his G2992 G4160 [G5656] people,
69 G2532 And G1453 [G5656] hath raised up 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 [G5656] he spoke G1223 by G4750 the mouth G846 of his G40 holy G4396 prophets, G3588 who G575 have been from G165 the age:
71 G4991 That we should be saved G1537 from G2257 our G2190 enemies, G2532 and G1537 from G5495 the hand G3956 of all G3404 [G5723] that hate G2248 us;
72 G4160 [G5658] To perform G1656 the mercy G3326 promised to G2257 our G3962 fathers, G2532 and G3415 [G5683] to remember G846 his G40 holy G1242 covenant;
74 G1325 [G5629] That he would grant G2254 to us, G4506 [G5685] that we being delivered G1537 out of G5495 the hand G2257 of our G2190 enemies G3000 [G5721] 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 G2257 of our G2222 life.
76 G2532 And G4771 thou, G3813 child, G2564 [G5701] shalt be called G4396 the prophet G5310 of the Highest: G1063 for G4313 [G5695] thou shalt go G4253 before G4383 the face G2962 of the Lord G2090 [G5658] to prepare G846 his G3598 ways;
77 G1325 [G5629] To give G1108 knowledge G4991 of salvation G846 to 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 with G3739 which G395 the dayspring G1537 from G5311 on high G1980 [G5662] hath visited G2248 us,
79 G2014 [G5658] To give light G2521 [G5740] to them that sit G1722 in G4655 darkness G2532 and G4639 in the shadow G2288 of death, G2720 [G5658] to guide G2257 our G4228 feet G1519 into G3598 the way G1515 of peace.