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Luke 1

WBT 1 Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us, NIV 1 Many have undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been fulfilled among us, WBT 2 Even as they delivered them to us, who from the beginning were eye-witnesses, and ministers of the word; NIV 2 just as they were handed down to us by those who from the first were eyewitnesses and servants of the word. WBT 3 It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write to thee in order, 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, WBT 4 That thou mayest know the certainty of those things in which thou hast been instructed. NIV 4 so that you may know the certainty of the things you have been taught. WBT 5 There was in the days of Herod the king of Judea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia: and his wife [was] of the daughters of Aaron, and her name [was] Elisabeth. 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. WBT 6 And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless. NIV 6 Both of them were upright in the sight of God, observing all the Lord's commandments and regulations blamelessly. WBT 7 And they had no child, because Elisabeth was barren, and they both were far advanced in years. NIV 7 But they had no children, because Elizabeth was barren; and they were both well along in years. WBT 8 And it came to pass, that, while he executed the priests' office before God in the order of his course, NIV 8 Once when Zechariah's division was on duty and he was serving as priest before God, WBT 9 According to the custom of the priests' office, his lot was to burn incense when he went into the temple of the Lord. 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. WBT 10 And the whole multitude of the people were praying without, at the time of incense. NIV 10 And when the time for the burning of incense came, all the assembled worshipers were praying outside. WBT 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. WBT 12 And when Zacharias saw [him], he was troubled, and fear fell upon him. NIV 12 When Zechariah saw him, he was startled and was gripped with fear. WBT 13 But the angel said to 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. 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. WBT 14 And thou shalt have joy and gladness, and many shall rejoice at his birth. NIV 14 He will be a joy and delight to you, and many will rejoice because of his birth, WBT 15 For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall 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. WBT 16 And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God. NIV 16 Many of the people of Israel will he bring back to the Lord their God. WBT 17 And he shall 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 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." WBT 18 And Zacharias said to the angel, By what shall I know this? for I am an old man, and my wife far 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." WBT 19 And the angel answering, said to him, I am Gabriel, who stand in the presence of God; and am sent to speak to thee, and to show thee these glad tidings. 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. WBT 20 And behold, thou shalt be dumb, and not able to speak, until the day that these things shall be performed, because thou believest not my words which shall be fulfilled in their season. 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." WBT 21 And the people waited for Zacharias, and marveled that he tarried so long in the temple. NIV 21 Meanwhile, the people were waiting for Zechariah and wondering why he stayed so long in the temple. WBT 22 And when he came out, he could not speak to them: and they perceived that he had seen a vision in the temple; for he beckoned to them, and remained speechless. 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. WBT 23 And it came to pass, that as soon as the days of his ministration were accomplished, he departed to his own house. NIV 23 When his time of service was completed, he returned home. WBT 24 And after those days his wife Elisabeth conceived, and secluded herself five months, saying, NIV 24 After this his wife Elizabeth became pregnant and for five months remained in seclusion. WBT 25 Thus hath the Lord dealt with me in the days in which he looked on [me], to take away my reproach among men. 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." WBT 26 And 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, WBT 27 To a virgin espoused 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. WBT 28 And the angel came to her, and said, Hail, [thou that art] highly favored, the Lord [is] with thee: blessed [art] thou among women. NIV 28 The angel went to her and said, "Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you." WBT 29 And when she saw [him], she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be. NIV 29 Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. WBT 30 And the angel said to her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favor with God. NIV 30 But the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. WBT 31 And behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt 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. WBT 32 He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; 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, WBT 33 And he will reign over the house of Jacob for ever, 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." WBT 34 Then said Mary to the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? NIV 34 "How will this be," Mary asked the angel, "since I am a virgin?" WBT 35 And the angel answered and said to her, The Holy Spirit will come upon thee, and the power of the Highest will overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called 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. WBT 36 And behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age; 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. WBT 37 For with God nothing will be impossible. NIV 37 For nothing is impossible with God." WBT 38 And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord, be it to me according to thy 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. WBT 39 And Mary arose in those days, and went into the hill-country with haste, into a city of Judah, NIV 39 At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea, WBT 40 And entered into the house of Zacharias, and saluted Elisabeth. NIV 40 where she entered Zechariah's home and greeted Elizabeth. WBT 41 And it came to pass, that when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb: and Elisabeth 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. WBT 42 And she spoke with a loud voice, and said, Blessed [art] thou among women, and blessed [is] the fruit of thy womb. NIV 42 In a loud voice she exclaimed: "Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear! WBT 43 And whence [is] this 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? WBT 44 For lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in my ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy. NIV 44 As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. WBT 45 And blessed [is] she that believed that there will be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord. NIV 45 Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished!" WBT 46 And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord, NIV 46 And Mary said: "My soul glorifies the Lord WBT 47 And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Savior. NIV 47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, WBT 48 For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for behold, from henceforth 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, WBT 49 For he that is mighty hath done to me great things, and holy [is] his name. NIV 49 for the Mighty One has done great things for me-- holy is his name. WBT 50 And his mercy [is] on them that fear him, from generation to generation. NIV 50 His mercy extends to those who fear him, from generation to generation. WBT 51 He hath shown strength with his arm; he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts. NIV 51 He has performed mighty deeds with his arm; he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts. WBT 52 He hath put down the mighty from [their] seats, and exalted them of low degree. NIV 52 He has brought down rulers from their thrones but has lifted up the humble. WBT 53 He hath filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he hath sent away empty. NIV 53 He has filled the hungry with good things but has sent the rich away empty. WBT 54 He hath sustained his servant Israel, in remembrance of [his] mercy; NIV 54 He has helped his servant Israel, remembering to be merciful WBT 55 As he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for ever. NIV 55 to Abraham and his descendants forever, even as he said to our fathers." WBT 56 And Mary abode with her about three months, and returned to her own house. NIV 56 Mary stayed with Elizabeth for about three months and then returned home. WBT 57 Now Elisabeth's full time came that she should be delivered; and she brought forth a son. NIV 57 When it was time for Elizabeth to have her baby, she gave birth to a son. WBT 58 And her neighbors and her cousins heard that the Lord had shown great mercy upon 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. WBT 59 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. NIV 59 On the eighth day they came to circumcise the child, and they were going to name him after his father Zechariah, WBT 60 And his mother answered and said, Not [so]; but he shall be called John. NIV 60 but his mother spoke up and said, "No! He is to be called John." WBT 61 And they said to her, There is none of thy kindred that is called by this name. NIV 61 They said to her, "There is no one among your relatives who has that name." WBT 62 And they made signs to his father, how he would have him called. NIV 62 Then they made signs to his father, to find out what he would like to name the child. WBT 63 And he asked for a writing-table, and wrote, saying, 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." WBT 64 And his mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue [loosed], and he spoke, and praised God. NIV 64 Immediately his mouth was opened and his tongue was loosed, and he began to speak, praising God. WBT 65 And fear came on all that dwelt around them; and all these sayings were noised abroad throughout 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. WBT 66 And all they that had heard [them], laid [them] up in their hearts, saying, What manner of child will this be! And 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. WBT 67 And his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Spirit, and prophesied, saying, NIV 67 His father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied: WBT 68 Blessed [be] the Lord God of Israel; for he hath 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. WBT 69 And hath 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 WBT 70 As he spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets, who have been since the world began: NIV 70 (as he said through his holy prophets of long ago), WBT 71 That we should be saved from our enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us; NIV 71 salvation from our enemies and from the hand of all who hate us-- WBT 72 To perform 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, WBT 73 The oath which he swore to our father Abraham, NIV 73 the oath he swore to our father Abraham: WBT 74 That he would grant to us, that we being delivered out of 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 WBT 75 In holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life. NIV 75 in holiness and righteousness before him all our days. WBT 76 And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest, for thou shalt go before the face of 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, WBT 77 To give knowledge of salvation to his people, by the remission of their sins, NIV 77 to give his people the knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of their sins, WBT 78 Through the tender mercy of our God; by which the day-spring from on high hath visited us, NIV 78 because of the tender mercy of our God, by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven WBT 79 To give light to them that sit in darkness and [in] the shades 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." WBT 80 And the child grew, and became strong in spirit, and was in the deserts till the day of his showing 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.