Luke 1:5; Luke 1:12-13; Luke 1:18; Luke 1:21; Luke 1:40; Luke 1:59; Luke 1:67; Luke 3:2; Luke 11:51
There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judaea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia: and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth.
And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled , and fear fell upon him.
But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard ; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John.
And Zacharias said unto the angel, Whereby shall I know this? for I am an old man, and my wife well stricken in years .
And the people waited for Zacharias, and marvelled that he tarried so long in the temple.
And entered into the house of Zacharias, and saluted Elisabeth.
And it came to pass , that on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child; and they called him Zacharias, after the name of his father.
And his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Ghost, and prophesied , saying ,
Annas and Caiaphas being the high priests, the word of God came unto John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness.
From the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias, which perished between the altar and the temple: verily I say unto you, It shall be required of this generation.