But the time of bearing child was fulfilled to Elisabeth, and she bare a son.
And the neighbours and the cousins of her heard, that the Lord had magnified his mercy with her; and they thanked him [and they together joyed to her].
And it was done in the eighth day, they came to circumcise the child; and they called him Zacharias, by the name of his father.
And his mother answered, and said, Nay, but he shall be called John.
And they said to her, For no man is in thy kindred, that is called [by] this name.
And they beckoned to his father, what he would that he were called. [Soothly they made a sign to his father, whom he would him to be called.]
And he asking a stylus [a pointel], wrote, saying, John is his name. And all men wondered.
And at once his mouth was opened [Forsooth his mouth was opened anon], and his tongue, and he spake, and blessed God.
And dread was made on all their neighbours, and all these words were published on all the mountains of Judaea [on all the hilly places of Judaea].
And all men that heard putted in their heart, and said, What manner child shall this be? For the hand of the Lord was with him. [And all men that heard put in their heart, saying, Who guessest thou, this child shall be? And soothly the hand of the Lord was with him.]
And Zacharias, his father, was full-filled with the Holy Ghost, and prophesied, and said, [And Zacharias, his father, was filled with the Holy Ghost, and prophesied, saying,]
Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he hath visited, and made redemption of his people.
And he hath raised to us an horn of health in the house of David, his child.
As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets, that were from the world.
Health from our enemies, and from the hand of all men that hated us [and from the hand of all that hated us].
To do mercy with our fathers, and to have mind of his holy testament.
The great oath [The oath] that he swore to Abraham, our father,
to give himself to us. That we without dread delivered from the hand of our enemies, serve to him [That we delivered from the hand of our enemies, serve to him without dread],
in holiness and rightwiseness before him in all our days.
And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest; for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord, to make ready his ways.
To give science of health to his people, into remission of their sins;
by the inwardness of the mercy of our God, in the which [in which] he springing up from on high hath visited us.
To give light to them that sit in darknesses and in the shadow of death; to direct [to dress] our feet into the way of peace.
And the child waxed, and was comforted in spirit, and was in desert places unto the day [and was in desert till the day] of his showing to Israel.