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Luke 1

CEB 1 Many people have already applied themselves to the task of compiling an account of the events that have been fulfilled among us. NIV 1 Many have undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been fulfilled among us, CEB 2 They used what the original eyewitnesses and servants of the word handed down to us. NIV 2 just as they were handed down to us by those who from the first were eyewitnesses and servants of the word. CEB 3 Now, after having investigated everything carefully from the beginning, I have also decided to write a carefully ordered account for you, most honorable Theophilus. NIV 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, CEB 4 I want you to have confidence in the soundness of the instruction you have received. NIV 4 so that you may know the certainty of the things you have been taught. CEB 5 During the rule of King Herod of Judea there was a priest named Zechariah who belonged to the priestly division of Abijah. His wife Elizabeth was a descendant of Aaron. NIV 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. CEB 6 They were both righteous before God, blameless in their observance of all the Lord's commandments and regulations. NIV 6 Both of them were upright in the sight of God, observing all the Lord's commandments and regulations blamelessly. CEB 7 They had no children because Elizabeth was unable to become pregnant and they both were very old. NIV 7 But they had no children, because Elizabeth was barren; and they were both well along in years. CEB 8 One day Zechariah was serving as a priest before God because his priestly division was on duty. NIV 8 Once when Zechariah's division was on duty and he was serving as priest before God, CEB 9 Following the customs of priestly service, he was chosen by lottery to go into the Lord's sanctuary and burn incense. NIV 9 he was chosen by lot, according to the custom of the priesthood, to go into the temple of the Lord and burn incense. CEB 10 All the people who gathered to worship were praying outside during this hour of incense offering. NIV 10 And when the time for the burning of incense came, all the assembled worshipers were praying outside. CEB 11 An angel from the Lord appeared to him, standing to the right of the altar of incense. NIV 11 Then an angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing at the right side of the altar of incense. CEB 12 When Zechariah saw the angel, he was startled and overcome with fear. NIV 12 When Zechariah saw him, he was startled and was gripped with fear. CEB 13 The angel said, "Don't be afraid, Zechariah. Your prayers have been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will give birth to your son and you must name him John. NIV 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. CEB 14 He will be a joy and delight to you, and many people will rejoice at his birth, NIV 14 He will be a joy and delight to you, and many will rejoice because of his birth, CEB 15 for he will be great in the Lord's eyes. He must not drink wine and liquor. He will be filled with the Holy Spirit even before his birth. NIV 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. CEB 16 He will bring many Israelites back to the Lord their God. NIV 16 Many of the people of Israel will he bring back to the Lord their God. CEB 17 He will go forth before the Lord, equipped with the spirit and power of Elijah. He will turn the hearts of fathers back to their children, and he will turn the disobedient to righteous patterns of thinking. He will make ready a people prepared for the Lord." NIV 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." CEB 18 Zechariah said to the angel, "How can I be sure of this? My wife and I are very old." NIV 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." CEB 19 The angel replied, "I am Gabriel. I stand in God's presence. I was sent to speak to you and to bring this good news to you. NIV 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. CEB 20 Know this: What I have spoken will come true at the proper time. But because you didn't believe, you will remain silent, unable to speak until the day when these things happen." NIV 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." CEB 21 Meanwhile, the people were waiting for Zechariah, and they wondered why he was in the sanctuary for such a long time. NIV 21 Meanwhile, the people were waiting for Zechariah and wondering why he stayed so long in the temple. CEB 22 When he came out, he was unable to speak to them. They realized he had seen a vision in the temple, for he gestured to them and couldn't speak. NIV 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. CEB 23 When he completed the days of his priestly service, he returned home. NIV 23 When his time of service was completed, he returned home. CEB 24 Afterward, his wife Elizabeth became pregnant. She kept to herself for five months, saying, NIV 24 After this his wife Elizabeth became pregnant and for five months remained in seclusion. CEB 25 "This is the Lord's doing. He has shown his favor to me by removing my disgrace among other people." NIV 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." CEB 26 When Elizabeth was six months pregnant, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a city in Galilee, NIV 26 In the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, CEB 27 to a virgin who was engaged to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David's house. The virgin's name was Mary. NIV 27 to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin's name was Mary. CEB 28 When the angel came to her, he said, "Rejoice, favored one! The Lord is with you!" NIV 28 The angel went to her and said, "Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you." CEB 29 She was confused by these words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. NIV 29 Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. CEB 30 The angel said, "Don't be afraid, Mary. God is honoring you. NIV 30 But the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. CEB 31 Look! You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus. NIV 31 You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus. CEB 32 He will be great and he will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of David his father. NIV 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, CEB 33 He will rule over Jacob's house forever, and there will be no end to his kingdom." NIV 33 and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end." CEB 34 Then Mary said to the angel, "How will this happen since I haven't had sexual relations with a man?" NIV 34 "How will this be," Mary asked the angel, "since I am a virgin?" CEB 35 The angel replied, "The Holy Spirit will come over you and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. Therefore, the one who is to be born will be holy. He will be called God's Son. NIV 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. CEB 36 Look, even in her old age, your relative Elizabeth has conceived a son. This woman who was labeled ‘unable to conceive' is now six months pregnant. NIV 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. CEB 37 Nothing is impossible for God." NIV 37 For nothing is impossible with God." CEB 38 Then Mary said, "I am the Lord's servant. Let it be with me just as you have said." Then the angel left her. NIV 38 "I am the Lord's servant," Mary answered. "May it be to me as you have said." Then the angel left her. CEB 39 Mary got up and hurried to a city in the Judean highlands. NIV 39 At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea, CEB 40 She entered Zechariah's home and greeted Elizabeth. NIV 40 where she entered Zechariah's home and greeted Elizabeth. CEB 41 When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the child leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. NIV 41 When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. CEB 42 With a loud voice she blurted out, "God has blessed you above all women, and he has blessed the child you carry. NIV 42 In a loud voice she exclaimed: "Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear! CEB 43 Why do I have this honor, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? NIV 43 But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? CEB 44 As soon as I heard your greeting, the baby in my womb jumped for joy. NIV 44 As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. CEB 45 Happy is she who believed that the Lord would fulfill the promises he made to her." NIV 45 Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished!" CEB 46 Mary said, "With all my heart I glorify the Lord! NIV 46 And Mary said: "My soul glorifies the Lord CEB 47 In the depths of who I am I rejoice in God my savior. NIV 47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, CEB 48 He has looked with favor on the low status of his servant. Look! From now on, everyone will consider me highly favored NIV 48 for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed, CEB 49 because the mighty one has done great things for me. Holy is his name. NIV 49 for the Mighty One has done great things for me-- holy is his name. CEB 50 He shows mercy to everyone, from one generation to the next, who honors him as God. NIV 50 His mercy extends to those who fear him, from generation to generation. CEB 51 He has shown strength with his arm. He has scattered those with arrogant thoughts and proud inclinations. NIV 51 He has performed mighty deeds with his arm; he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts. CEB 52 He has pulled the powerful down from their thrones and lifted up the lowly. NIV 52 He has brought down rulers from their thrones but has lifted up the humble. CEB 53 He has filled the hungry with good things and sent the rich away empty-handed. NIV 53 He has filled the hungry with good things but has sent the rich away empty. CEB 54 He has come to the aid of his servant Israel, remembering his mercy, NIV 54 He has helped his servant Israel, remembering to be merciful CEB 55 just as he promised to our ancestors, to Abraham and to Abraham's descendants forever." NIV 55 to Abraham and his descendants forever, even as he said to our fathers." CEB 56 Mary stayed with Elizabeth about three months, and then returned to her home. NIV 56 Mary stayed with Elizabeth for about three months and then returned home. CEB 57 When the time came for Elizabeth to have her child, she gave birth to a boy. NIV 57 When it was time for Elizabeth to have her baby, she gave birth to a son. CEB 58 Her neighbors and relatives celebrated with her because they had heard that the Lord had shown her great mercy. NIV 58 Her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown her great mercy, and they shared her joy. CEB 59 On the eighth day, it came time to circumcise the child. They wanted to name him Zechariah because that was his father's name. NIV 59 On the eighth day they came to circumcise the child, and they were going to name him after his father Zechariah, CEB 60 But his mother replied, "No, his name will be John." NIV 60 but his mother spoke up and said, "No! He is to be called John." CEB 61 They said to her, "None of your relatives have that name." NIV 61 They said to her, "There is no one among your relatives who has that name." CEB 62 Then they began gesturing to his father to see what he wanted to call him. NIV 62 Then they made signs to his father, to find out what he would like to name the child. CEB 63 After asking for a tablet, he surprised everyone by writing, "His name is John." NIV 63 He asked for a writing tablet, and to everyone's astonishment he wrote, "His name is John." CEB 64 At that moment, Zechariah was able to speak again, and he began praising God. NIV 64 Immediately his mouth was opened and his tongue was loosed, and he began to speak, praising God. CEB 65 All their neighbors were filled with awe, and everyone throughout the Judean highlands talked about what had happened. NIV 65 The neighbors were all filled with awe, and throughout the hill country of Judea people were talking about all these things. CEB 66 All who heard about this considered it carefully. They said, "What then will this child be?" Indeed, the Lord's power was with him. NIV 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. CEB 67 John's father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied, NIV 67 His father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied: CEB 68 "Bless the Lord God of Israel because he has come to help and has delivered his people. NIV 68 "Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has come and has redeemed his people. CEB 69 He has raised up a mighty savior for us in his servant David's house, NIV 69 He has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David CEB 70 just as he said through the mouths of his holy prophets long ago. NIV 70 (as he said through his holy prophets of long ago), CEB 71 He has brought salvation from our enemies and from the power of all those who hate us. NIV 71 salvation from our enemies and from the hand of all who hate us-- CEB 72 He has shown the mercy promised to our ancestors, and remembered his holy covenant, NIV 72 to show mercy to our fathers and to remember his holy covenant, CEB 73 the solemn pledge he made to our ancestor Abraham. He has granted NIV 73 the oath he swore to our father Abraham: CEB 74 that we would be rescued from the power of our enemies so that we could serve him without fear, NIV 74 to rescue us from the hand of our enemies, and to enable us to serve him without fear CEB 75 in holiness and righteousness in God's eyes, for as long as we live. NIV 75 in holiness and righteousness before him all our days. CEB 76 You, child, will be called a prophet of the Most High, for you will go before the Lord to prepare his way. NIV 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, CEB 77 You will tell his people how to be saved through the forgiveness of their sins. NIV 77 to give his people the knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of their sins, CEB 78 Because of our God's deep compassion, the dawn from heaven will break upon us, NIV 78 because of the tender mercy of our God, by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven CEB 79 to give light to those who are sitting in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide us on the path of peace." NIV 79 to shine on those living in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the path of peace." CEB 80 The child grew up, becoming strong in character. He was in the wilderness until he began his public ministry to Israel. NIV 80 And the child grew and became strong in spirit; and he lived in the desert until he appeared publicly to Israel.