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Luke 1 YLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

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1 Seeing that many did take in hand to set in order a narration of the matters that have been fully assured among us, 1 Many have undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been fulfilled among us,
2 as they did deliver to us, who from the beginning became eye-witnesses, and officers of the Word, -- 2 just as they were handed down to us by those who from the first were eyewitnesses and servants of the word.
3 it seemed good also to me, having followed from the first after all things exactly, to write to thee in order, most noble 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 mayest know the certainty of the things wherein thou wast instructed. 4 so that you may know the certainty of the things you have been taught.
5 There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judea, a certain priest, by name Zacharias, of the course of Abijah, and his wife of the daughters of Aaron, and her name 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 were both righteous before God, going on in all the commands and righteousnesses of the Lord blameless, 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, because that Elisabeth was barren, and both were advanced in their days. 7 But they had no children, because Elizabeth was barren; and they were both well along in years.
8 And it came to pass, in his acting as priest, 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 according to the custom of the priesthood, his lot was to make perfume, having gone into the sanctuary of the Lord, 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 were praying without, at the hour of the perfume. 10 And when the time for the burning of incense came, all the assembled worshipers were praying outside.
11 And there appeared to him a messenger of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of the perfume, 11 Then an angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing at the right side of the altar of incense.
12 and Zacharias, having seen, was troubled, and fear fell on him; 12 When Zechariah saw him, he was startled and was gripped with fear.
13 and the messenger said unto him, `Fear not, Zacharias, for thy supplication was heard, and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear a son to thee, and thou shalt call his name 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 there shall be joy to thee, and gladness, and many at his birth shall joy, 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 wine and strong drink he may not drink, and of the Holy Spirit he shall be full, even 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 many of the sons of Israel he shall turn to the Lord their God, 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 power of Elijah, to turn hearts of fathers unto children, and disobedient ones to the wisdom of righteous ones, to make ready for the Lord, a people prepared.' 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 unto the messenger, `Whereby shall I know this? for I am aged, and my wife is advanced 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 messenger answering said to him, `I am Gabriel, who have been standing near before God, and I was sent to speak unto thee, and to proclaim these good news to thee, 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 silent, and not able to speak, till the day that these things shall come to pass, because thou didst not believe my words, that shall be fulfilled in their season.' 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 were waiting for Zacharias, and wondering at his tarrying in the sanctuary, 21 Meanwhile, the people were waiting for Zechariah and wondering why he stayed so long in the temple.
22 and having come out, he was not able to speak to them, and they perceived that a vision he had seen in the sanctuary, and he was beckoning to them, and did remain 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 came to pass, when the days of his service were fulfilled, he went away to his house, 23 When his time of service was completed, he returned home.
24 and after those days, his wife Elisabeth conceived, and hid herself five months, saying -- 24 After this his wife Elizabeth became pregnant and for five months remained in seclusion.
25 `Thus hath the Lord done to me, in days in which He looked upon [me], to take away my reproach 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 And in the sixth month was the messenger Gabriel sent by God, to a city of Galilee, the name of which [is] Nazareth, 26 In the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee,
27 to a virgin, betrothed to a man, whose name [is] Joseph, of the house of David, and the name of the virgin [is] 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 messenger having come in unto her, said, `Hail, favoured one, the Lord [is] with thee; blessed [art] thou among women;' 28 The angel went to her and said, "Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you."
29 and she, having seen, was troubled at his word, and was reasoning of what kind this salutation may be. 29 Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be.
30 And the messenger said to her, `Fear not, Mary, for thou hast found favour with God; 30 But the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God.
31 and lo, thou shalt conceive in the womb, and shalt bring forth a son, and 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 he shall be great, and Son of the Highest he shall be called, and the Lord God shall give him the throne 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 over the house of Jacob to the ages; and of his reign there shall be no end.' 33 and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end."
34 And Mary said unto the messenger, `How shall this be, seeing a husband I do not know?' 34 "How will this be," Mary asked the angel, "since I am a virgin?"
35 And the messenger answering said to her, `The Holy Spirit shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee, therefore also the holy-begotten thing shall be called 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 kinswoman, she also hath conceived a son in her old age, and this is the sixth month to her who was 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 because nothing shall be impossible with God.' 37 For nothing is impossible with God."
38 And Mary said, `Lo, the maid-servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to thy saying,' and the messenger went away 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 having arisen in those days, went to the hill-country, with haste, to a city of Judea, 39 At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea,
40 and entered into the house of Zacharias, and saluted Elisabeth. 40 where she entered Zechariah's home and greeted Elizabeth.
41 And it came to pass, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe did leap in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit, 41 When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.
42 and spake out with a loud voice, and said, `Blessed [art] thou among women, and blessed [is] 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 whence [is] this to me, that the mother of my Lord might come unto me? 43 But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?
44 for, lo, when the voice of thy salutation came to my ears, leap in gladness did the babe 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 happy [is] she who did believe, for there shall be a completion to the things spoken to her from the Lord.' 45 Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished!"
46 And Mary said, `My soul doth magnify the Lord, 46 And Mary said: "My soul glorifies the Lord
47 And my spirit was glad on God my Saviour, 47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
48 Because He looked on the lowliness of His maid-servant, For, lo, henceforth call me happy shall all the generations, 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 who is mighty did to me great things, And holy [is] His name, 49 for the Mighty One has done great things for me-- holy is his name.
50 And His kindness [is] to generations of generations, To those fearing Him, 50 His mercy extends to those who fear him, from generation to generation.
51 He did powerfully with His arm, He scattered abroad the proud in the thought of their heart, 51 He has performed mighty deeds with his arm; he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts.
52 He brought down the mighty from thrones, And He exalted the lowly, 52 He has brought down rulers from their thrones but has lifted up the humble.
53 The hungry He did fill with good, And the rich He sent away empty, 53 He has filled the hungry with good things but has sent the rich away empty.
54 He received again Israel His servant, To remember kindness, 54 He has helped his servant Israel, remembering to be merciful
55 As He spake unto our fathers, To Abraham and to his seed -- to the age.' 55 to Abraham and his descendants forever, even as he said to our fathers."
56 And Mary remained with her about three months, and turned back to her house. 56 Mary stayed with Elizabeth for about three months and then returned home.
57 And to Elisabeth was the time fulfilled for her bringing forth, 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 her kindred heard that the Lord was making His kindness great with her, and they were rejoicing with her. 58 Her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown her great mercy, and they shared her joy.
59 And it came to pass, on the eighth day, they came to circumcise the child, and they were calling him by the name of his father, Zacharias, 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 answering said, `No, 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 unto her -- `There is none among thy kindred who is called by this name,' 61 They said to her, "There is no one among your relatives who has that name."
62 and they were making signs to his father, what he would wish 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 having asked for a tablet, he wrote, saying, `John is his name;' and they did all wonder; 63 He asked for a writing tablet, and to everyone's astonishment he wrote, "His name is John."
64 and his mouth was opened presently, and his tongue, and he was speaking, praising God. 64 Immediately his mouth was opened and his tongue was loosed, and he began to speak, praising God.
65 And fear came upon all those dwelling around them, and in all the hill-country of Judea were all these sayings spoken of, 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 who heard did lay them up in their hearts, saying, `What then shall this child be?' and 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 filled with the Holy Spirit, and did prophesy, saying, 67 His father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied:
68 `Blessed [is] the Lord, the God of Israel, Because He did look upon, And wrought redemption for His people, 68 "Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has come and has redeemed his people.
69 And did raise an horn of salvation to us, In the house of David His servant, 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, Which have been from the age; 70 (as he said through his holy prophets of long ago),
71 Salvation from our enemies, And out of the hand of all hating us, 71 salvation from our enemies and from the hand of all who hate us--
72 To do kindness with our fathers, And to be mindful of His holy covenant, 72 to show mercy to our fathers and to remember his holy covenant,
73 An oath that He sware to Abraham our father, 73 the oath he swore to our father Abraham:
74 To give to us, without fear, Out of the hand of our enemies having been delivered, 74 to rescue us from the hand of our enemies, and to enable us to serve him without fear
75 To serve Him, in holiness and righteousness Before Him, all the days of our life. 75 in holiness and righteousness before him all our days.
76 And thou, child, Prophet of the Highest Shalt thou be called; For thou shalt go before the face of the Lord, To prepare 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 knowledge of salvation to His people In remission of their sins, 77 to give his people the knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of their sins,
78 Through the tender mercies of our God, In which the rising from on high did look upon 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 those sitting in darkness and death-shade, To guide our feet to a 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 grew, and was strengthened in spirit, and he was in the deserts till the day of his shewing unto Israel. 80 And the child grew and became strong in spirit; and he lived in the desert until he appeared publicly to Israel.