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1 Forsooth for many men endeavoured to ordain the telling of things, which be filled in us, 1 Many have undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been fulfilled among us,
2 as they that saw at the beginning, and were ministers of the word, betaken, 2 just as they were handed down to us by those who from the first were eyewitnesses and servants of the word.
3 it is seen also to me, having from the beginning all things diligently by order, to write to thee, thou best Theophilus, 3 Therefore, since I myself have carefully investigated everything from the beginning, it seemed good also to me to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus,
4 that thou know the truth of those words, of which thou art learned.] * 4 so that you may know the certainty of the things you have been taught.
5 In the days of Herod, king of Judaea, there was a priest [there was some priest], Zacharias by name, of the sort of Abia, and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth. 5 In the time of Herod king of Judea there was a priest named Zechariah, who belonged to the priestly division of Abijah; his wife Elizabeth was also a descendant of Aaron.
6 And [they] both were just before God, going in all the commandments and justifyings of the Lord, without plaint. 6 Both of them were upright in the sight of God, observing all the Lord's commandments and regulations blamelessly.
7 And they had no child, for [that] Elisabeth was barren, and both were of great age in their days [and both had gone far in their days]. 7 But they had no children, because Elizabeth was barren; and they were both well along in years.
8 And it befell [Soothly it was done], that when Zacharias should do the office of priesthood, in the order of his course before God, 8 Once when Zechariah's division was on duty and he was serving as priest before God,
9 after the custom of the priesthood, he went forth by lot [by sort he went forth], and entered into the temple [of the Lord], to incense. 9 he was chosen by lot, according to the custom of the priesthood, to go into the temple of the Lord and burn incense.
10 And all the multitude of the people was withoutforth, and prayed in the hour of incensing [praying in the hour of incense]. 10 And when the time for the burning of incense came, all the assembled worshipers were praying outside.
11 And an angel of the Lord appeared to him, and stood on the right half of the altar of incense [standing on the right half of the altar of incense]. 11 Then an angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing at the right side of the altar of incense.
12 And Zacharias seeing was afraid [And Zacharias seeing was distroubled], and dread fell upon him. 12 When Zechariah saw him, he was startled and was gripped with fear.
13 And the angel said to him, Zacharias, dread thou not; for thy prayer is heard, and Elisabeth, thy wife, shall bear to thee a son, and his name shall be called John. 13 But the angel said to him: "Do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to give him the name John.
14 And joy and gladding shall be to thee; and many shall have joy in his nativity, or birth. 14 He will be a joy and delight to you, and many will rejoice because of his birth,
15 For he shall be great before the Lord, and he shall not drink wine nor cider, and he shall be full-filled with the Holy Ghost [and he shall be filled of the Holy Ghost] yet from his mother's womb. 15 for he will be great in the sight of the Lord. He is never to take wine or other fermented drink, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit even from birth.
16 And he shall convert many of the children of Israel to their Lord God; [And he shall convert many of the sons of Israel to the Lord God of them;] 16 Many of the people of Israel will he bring back to the Lord their God.
17 and he shall go before him in the spirit and virtue of Elias; and he shall turn the hearts of the fathers into the sons [and shall turn the hearts of the fathers into the sons], and men out of belief to the prudence of just men, to make ready a perfect people to the Lord. 17 And he will go on before the Lord, in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous--to make ready a people prepared for the Lord."
18 And Zacharias said to the angel, Whereof shall I know this? for I am old, and my wife hath gone far in her days. 18 Zechariah asked the angel, "How can I be sure of this? I am an old man and my wife is well along in years."
19 And the angel answered, and said to him [And the angel answering said to him], For I am Gabriel, that stand nigh before God; and I am sent to thee to speak, and to evangelize to thee these things [and to evangelize, or tell, to thee these things]. 19 The angel answered, "I am Gabriel. I stand in the presence of God, and I have been sent to speak to you and to tell you this good news.
20 And lo! thou shalt be dumb, and thou shalt not be able to speak till into the day, in which these things shall be done; for thou hast not believed to my words, which shall be fulfilled in their time. 20 And now you will be silent and not able to speak until the day this happens, because you did not believe my words, which will come true at their proper time."
21 And the people was abiding Zacharias, and they wondered, that he tarried in the temple. 21 Meanwhile, the people were waiting for Zechariah and wondering why he stayed so long in the temple.
22 And he went out, and might not speak to them, and they knew that he had seen a vision in the temple. And he beckoned to them, and dwelled still dumb. 22 When he came out, he could not speak to them. They realized he had seen a vision in the temple, for he kept making signs to them but remained unable to speak.
23 And it was done, when the days of his office were fulfilled, he went into his house. 23 When his time of service was completed, he returned home.
24 And after these days Elisabeth, his wife, conceived, and hid her(self) five months, and said [saying], 24 After this his wife Elizabeth became pregnant and for five months remained in seclusion.
25 For so the Lord did to me in the days, in which he beheld, to take away my reproof among men. 25 "The Lord has done this for me," she said. "In these days he has shown his favor and taken away my disgrace among the people."
26 But in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God into a city of Galilee, whose name was Nazareth [to which the name Nazareth], 26 In the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee,
27 to a maiden [to a virgin], wedded to a man, whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the name of the maiden was Mary. 27 to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin's name was Mary.
28 And the angel entered to her, and said, Hail, full of grace; the Lord is with thee; blessed be thou among women. 28 The angel went to her and said, "Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you."
29 And when she had heard, she was troubled in his word, and thought what manner salutation this was. 29 Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be.
30 And the angel said to her, Dread thou not, Mary, for thou hast found grace with God. 30 But the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God.
31 Lo! thou shalt conceive in [the] womb, and shalt bear a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus. 31 You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus.
32 This shall be great [He shall be great], and he shall be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God shall give to him the seat of David, his father, 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David,
33 and he shall reign in the house of Jacob without end [and he shall reign in the house of Jacob into without end], and of his realm shall be none end. 33 and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end."
34 And Mary said to the angel, On what manner shall this thing be done, for I know not man? 34 "How will this be," Mary asked the angel, "since I am a virgin?"
35 And the angel answered, and said to her, The Holy Ghost shall come from above into thee, and the virtue of the Highest shall overshadow thee; and therefore that holy thing that shall be born of thee, shall be called the Son of God. 35 The angel answered, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God.
36 And lo! Elisabeth, thy cousin, and she also hath conceived a son in her old (age), and this month is the sixth to her that is called barren; 36 Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be barren is in her sixth month.
37 for every word shall not be impossible with God. 37 For nothing is impossible with God."
38 And Mary said, Lo! the handmaid of the Lord [+Forsooth Mary said, Lo! the handmaiden/handmaid of the Lord]; be it done to me after thy word. And the angel departed from her. 38 "I am the Lord's servant," Mary answered. "May it be to me as you have said." Then the angel left her.
39 And Mary rose up in those days, and went with haste into the mountains, into a city of Judaea. [Soothly Mary rising up in those days, went with haste into the hilly places, into a city of Judaea.] 39 At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea,
40 And she entered into the house of Zacharias, and greeted Elisabeth. 40 where she entered Zechariah's home and greeted Elizabeth.
41 And it was done, as Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the young child in her womb gladded. And Elisabeth was full-filled with the Holy Ghost [And Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost], 41 When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.
42 and cried with a great voice, and said, Blessed be thou among women, and blessed be the fruit of thy womb. 42 In a loud voice she exclaimed: "Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear!
43 And whereof is this thing to me, that the mother of my Lord come to me? 43 But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?
44 For lo! as the voice of thy salutation was made in mine ears, the young child gladded in joy in my womb [the young child gladded with joy in my womb]. 44 As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy.
45 And blessed be thou, that hast believed, for those things that be said of the Lord to thee [for those things that be said to thee from the Lord], shall be perfectly done. 45 Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished!"
46 And Mary said, My soul magnifieth the Lord, 46 And Mary said: "My soul glorifies the Lord
47 and my spirit hath gladded in God, mine health [mine health-giver]. 47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
48 For he hath beheld the meekness of his handmaiden. For lo! of this all generations shall say that I am blessed. [+For he hath beholden the meekness of his handmaiden/handmaid. Lo! forsooth of this all generations shall say me blessed.] 48 for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed,
49 For he that is mighty hath done to me great things, and his name is holy. 49 for the Mighty One has done great things for me-- holy is his name.
50 And his mercy is from kindred into kindreds [from kindreds into kindreds], to men that dread him. 50 His mercy extends to those who fear him, from generation to generation.
51 He made might in his arm, he scattered proud men with the thought of his heart. 51 He has performed mighty deeds with his arm; he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts.
52 He put down mighty men from their seats, and enhanced meek men. 52 He has brought down rulers from their thrones but has lifted up the humble.
53 He hath full-filled hungry men with goods [He hath filled hungry men with good things], and he hath left rich men void. 53 He has filled the hungry with good things but has sent the rich away empty.
54 He, having mind of his mercy, took Israel, his child; 54 He has helped his servant Israel, remembering to be merciful
55 as he hath spoken to our fathers, to Abraham and to his seed, into worlds. 55 to Abraham and his descendants forever, even as he said to our fathers."
56 And Mary dwelled with her, as it were three months [Forsooth Mary dwelled with her as three months], and turned again into her house. 56 Mary stayed with Elizabeth for about three months and then returned home.
57 But the time of bearing child was fulfilled to Elisabeth, and she bare a son. 57 When it was time for Elizabeth to have her baby, she gave birth to a son.
58 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]. 58 Her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown her great mercy, and they shared her joy.
59 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. 59 On the eighth day they came to circumcise the child, and they were going to name him after his father Zechariah,
60 And his mother answered, and said, Nay, but he shall be called John. 60 but his mother spoke up and said, "No! He is to be called John."
61 And they said to her, For no man is in thy kindred, that is called [by] this name. 61 They said to her, "There is no one among your relatives who has that name."
62 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.] 62 Then they made signs to his father, to find out what he would like to name the child.
63 And he asking a stylus [a pointel], wrote, saying, John is his name. And all men wondered. 63 He asked for a writing tablet, and to everyone's astonishment he wrote, "His name is John."
64 And at once his mouth was opened [Forsooth his mouth was opened anon], and his tongue, and he spake, and blessed God. 64 Immediately his mouth was opened and his tongue was loosed, and he began to speak, praising God.
65 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]. 65 The neighbors were all filled with awe, and throughout the hill country of Judea people were talking about all these things.
66 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.] 66 Everyone who heard this wondered about it, asking, "What then is this child going to be?" For the Lord's hand was with him.
67 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,] 67 His father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied:
68 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he hath visited, and made redemption of his people. 68 "Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has come and has redeemed his people.
69 And he hath raised to us an horn of health in the house of David, his child. 69 He has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David
70 As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets, that were from the world. 70 (as he said through his holy prophets of long ago),
71 Health from our enemies, and from the hand of all men that hated us [and from the hand of all that hated us]. 71 salvation from our enemies and from the hand of all who hate us--
72 To do mercy with our fathers, and to have mind of his holy testament. 72 to show mercy to our fathers and to remember his holy covenant,
73 The great oath [The oath] that he swore to Abraham, our father, 73 the oath he swore to our father Abraham:
74 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], 74 to rescue us from the hand of our enemies, and to enable us to serve him without fear
75 in holiness and rightwiseness before him in all our days. 75 in holiness and righteousness before him all our days.
76 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. 76 And you, my child, will be called a prophet of the Most High; for you will go on before the Lord to prepare the way for him,
77 To give science of health to his people, into remission of their sins; 77 to give his people the knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of their sins,
78 by the inwardness of the mercy of our God, in the which [in which] he springing up from on high hath visited us. 78 because of the tender mercy of our God, by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven
79 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. 79 to shine on those living in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the path of peace."
80 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. 80 And the child grew and became strong in spirit; and he lived in the desert until he appeared publicly to Israel.