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Luke 1

ESV 1 Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile a narrative of the things that have been accomplished among us, NIV 1 Many have undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been fulfilled among us, ESV 2 just as those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word have delivered them 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. ESV 3 it seemed good to me also, having followed all things closely for some time past, to write an orderly account for you, most excellent 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, ESV 4 that you may have certainty concerning the things you have been taught. NIV 4 so that you may know the certainty of the things you have been taught. ESV 5 In the days of Herod, king of Judea, there was a priest named Zechariah,of the division of Abijah. And he had a wife from the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth. 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. ESV 6 And they were both righteous before God, walking blamelessly in all the commandments and statutes of the Lord. NIV 6 Both of them were upright in the sight of God, observing all the Lord's commandments and regulations blamelessly. ESV 7 But they had no child, because Elizabeth was barren, and both were advanced in years. NIV 7 But they had no children, because Elizabeth was barren; and they were both well along in years. ESV 8 Now while he was serving as priest before God when his division was on duty, NIV 8 Once when Zechariah's division was on duty and he was serving as priest before God, ESV 9 according to the custom of the priesthood, he was chosen by lot to enter the temple of the Lord 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. ESV 10 And the whole multitude of the people were praying outside at the hour of incense. NIV 10 And when the time for the burning of incense came, all the assembled worshipers were praying outside. ESV 11 And there appeared to him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side 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. ESV 12 And Zechariah was troubled when he saw him, and fear fell upon him. NIV 12 When Zechariah saw him, he was startled and was gripped with fear. ESV 13 But the angel said to him, "Do not be afraid, Zechariah, for your prayer has been heard, and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall call his name 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. ESV 14 And you will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth, NIV 14 He will be a joy and delight to you, and many will rejoice because of his birth, ESV 15 for he will be great before the Lord. And he must not drink wine or strong drink, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother's womb. 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. ESV 16 And he will turn many of the children of Israel to the Lord their God, NIV 16 Many of the people of Israel will he bring back to the Lord their God. ESV 17 and he will go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, to make ready for the Lord a people prepared." 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." ESV 18 And Zechariah said to the angel, "How shall I know this? For I am an old man, and my wife is advanced in years." 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." ESV 19 And the angel answered him, "I am Gabriel. I stand in the presence of God, and I was sent to speak to you and to bring you this good news. 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. ESV 20 And behold, you will be silent and unable to speak until the day that these things take place, because you did not believe my words, which will be fulfilled in their time." 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." ESV 21 And the people were waiting for Zechariah, and they were wondering at his delay in the temple. NIV 21 Meanwhile, the people were waiting for Zechariah and wondering why he stayed so long in the temple. ESV 22 And when he came out, he was unable to speak to them, and they realized that he had seen a vision in the temple. And he kept making signs to them and remained mute. 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. ESV 23 And when his time of service was ended, he went to his home. NIV 23 When his time of service was completed, he returned home. ESV 24 After these days his wife Elizabeth conceived, and for five months she kept herself hidden, saying, NIV 24 After this his wife Elizabeth became pregnant and for five months remained in seclusion. ESV 25 "Thus the Lord has done for me in the days when he looked on me, to take away my reproach among 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." ESV 26 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, NIV 26 In the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, ESV 27 to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. And 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. ESV 28 And he came to her and said, "Greetings, O 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." ESV 29 But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and tried to discern what sort of greeting this might be. NIV 29 Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. ESV 30 And the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. NIV 30 But the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. ESV 31 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. NIV 31 You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus. ESV 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, 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, ESV 33 and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end." NIV 33 and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end." ESV 34 And Mary said to the angel, "How will this be, since I am a virgin?" NIV 34 "How will this be," Mary asked the angel, "since I am a virgin?" ESV 35 And the angel answered her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy--the Son of God. 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. ESV 36 And behold, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son, and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren. 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. ESV 37 For nothing will be impossible with God." NIV 37 For nothing is impossible with God." ESV 38 And Mary said, "Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word." And the angel departed from 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. ESV 39 In those days Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a town in Judah, NIV 39 At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea, ESV 40 and she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. NIV 40 where she entered Zechariah's home and greeted Elizabeth. ESV 41 And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the baby 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. ESV 42 and she exclaimed with a loud cry, "Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! NIV 42 In a loud voice she exclaimed: "Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear! ESV 43 And why is this granted to me 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? ESV 44 For behold, when the sound of your greeting came to my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. NIV 44 As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. ESV 45 And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord." NIV 45 Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished!" ESV 46 And Mary said, "My soul magnifies the Lord, NIV 46 And Mary said: "My soul glorifies the Lord ESV 47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, NIV 47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, ESV 48 for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant. For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed; NIV 48 for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed, ESV 49 for he who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name. NIV 49 for the Mighty One has done great things for me-- holy is his name. ESV 50 And his mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation. NIV 50 His mercy extends to those who fear him, from generation to generation. ESV 51 He has shown strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts; NIV 51 He has performed mighty deeds with his arm; he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts. ESV 52 he has brought down the mighty from their thrones and exalted those of humble estate; NIV 52 He has brought down rulers from their thrones but has lifted up the humble. ESV 53 he has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent away empty. NIV 53 He has filled the hungry with good things but has sent the rich away empty. ESV 54 He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy, NIV 54 He has helped his servant Israel, remembering to be merciful ESV 55 as he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his offspring forever." NIV 55 to Abraham and his descendants forever, even as he said to our fathers." ESV 56 And Mary remained with her about three months and returned to her home. NIV 56 Mary stayed with Elizabeth for about three months and then returned home. ESV 57 Now the time came for Elizabeth to give birth, and she bore a son. NIV 57 When it was time for Elizabeth to have her baby, she gave birth to a son. ESV 58 And her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown great mercy to her, and they rejoiced with her. NIV 58 Her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown her great mercy, and they shared her joy. ESV 59 And on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child. And they would have called him Zechariah after his father, NIV 59 On the eighth day they came to circumcise the child, and they were going to name him after his father Zechariah, ESV 60 but his mother answered, "No; he shall be called John." NIV 60 but his mother spoke up and said, "No! He is to be called John." ESV 61 And they said to her, "None of your relatives is called by this name." NIV 61 They said to her, "There is no one among your relatives who has that name." ESV 62 And they made signs to his father, inquiring what he wanted him to be called. NIV 62 Then they made signs to his father, to find out what he would like to name the child. ESV 63 And he asked for a writing tablet and wrote, "His name is John." And they all wondered. NIV 63 He asked for a writing tablet, and to everyone's astonishment he wrote, "His name is John." ESV 64 And immediately his mouth was opened and his tongue loosed, and he spoke, blessing God. NIV 64 Immediately his mouth was opened and his tongue was loosed, and he began to speak, praising God. ESV 65 And fear came on all their neighbors. And all these things were talked about through all the hill country of Judea, NIV 65 The neighbors were all filled with awe, and throughout the hill country of Judea people were talking about all these things. ESV 66 and all who heard them laid them up in their hearts, saying, "What then will this child be?" For the hand of the Lord 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. ESV 67 And his father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied, saying, NIV 67 His father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied: ESV 68 "Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he has visited and redeemed his people NIV 68 "Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has come and has redeemed his people. ESV 69 and has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David, NIV 69 He has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David ESV 70 as he spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets from of old, NIV 70 (as he said through his holy prophets of long ago), ESV 71 that we should be saved from our enemies and from the hand of all who hate us; NIV 71 salvation from our enemies and from the hand of all who hate us-- ESV 72 to show the mercy promised to our fathers and to remember his holy covenant, NIV 72 to show mercy to our fathers and to remember his holy covenant, ESV 73 the oath that he swore to our father Abraham, to grant us NIV 73 the oath he swore to our father Abraham: ESV 74 that we, being delivered from the hand of our enemies, might serve him without fear, NIV 74 to rescue us from the hand of our enemies, and to enable us to serve him without fear ESV 75 in holiness and righteousness before him all our days. NIV 75 in holiness and righteousness before him all our days. ESV 76 And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High; for you will go before the Lord to prepare his ways, 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, ESV 77 to give knowledge of salvation to his people in the forgiveness of their sins, NIV 77 to give his people the knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of their sins, ESV 78 because of the tender mercy of our God, whereby the sunrise shall visit usfrom on high NIV 78 because of the tender mercy of our God, by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven ESV 79 to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way 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." ESV 80 And the child grew and became strong in spirit, and he was in the wilderness until the day of his public appearance 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.