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Luke 1:5-56

KJV 5 There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judaea, 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. KJV 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. KJV 7 And they had no child, because that Elisabeth was barren, and they both were now well stricken in years. NIV 7 But they had no children, because Elizabeth was barren; and they were both well along in years. KJV 8 And it came to pass , that while he executed the priest's 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, KJV 9 According to the custom of the priest's 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. KJV 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. KJV 11 And there appeared unto 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. KJV 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. KJV 13 But the angel said unto 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. KJV 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, KJV 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 Ghost, 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. KJV 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. KJV 17 And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, 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." KJV 18 And Zacharias said unto the angel, Whereby shall I know this? for I am an old man, and my wife well stricken 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." KJV 19 And the angel answering said unto him, I am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and am sent to speak unto thee, and to shew 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. KJV 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." KJV 21 And the people waited for Zacharias, and marvelled 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. KJV 22 And when he came out , he could not speak unto them: and they perceived that he had seen a vision in the temple: for he beckoned unto 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. KJV 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. KJV 24 And after those days his wife Elisabeth conceived , and hid herself five months, saying , NIV 24 After this his wife Elizabeth became pregnant and for five months remained in seclusion. KJV 25 Thus hath the Lord dealt with me in the days wherein 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." KJV 26 And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, NIV 26 In the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, KJV 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. KJV 28 And the angel came in unto her, and said , Hail , thou that art highly favoured , 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." KJV 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. KJV 30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. NIV 30 But the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. KJV 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. KJV 32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto 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, KJV 33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end. NIV 33 and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end." KJV 34 Then said Mary unto 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?" KJV 35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall 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. KJV 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. KJV 37 For with God nothing shall be impossible . NIV 37 For nothing is impossible with God." KJV 38 And Mary said , Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto 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. KJV 39 And Mary arose in those days, and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Juda; NIV 39 At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea, KJV 40 And entered into the house of Zacharias, and saluted Elisabeth. NIV 40 where she entered Zechariah's home and greeted Elizabeth. KJV 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 Ghost: NIV 41 When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. KJV 42 And she spake out 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! KJV 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? KJV 44 For, lo , as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine 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. KJV 45 And blessed is she that believed : for there shall 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!" KJV 46 And Mary said , My soul doth magnify the Lord, NIV 46 And Mary said: "My soul glorifies the Lord KJV 47 And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour. NIV 47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, KJV 48 For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold , from henceforth all generations shall 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, KJV 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. KJV 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. KJV 51 He hath shewed 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. KJV 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. KJV 53 He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away . NIV 53 He has filled the hungry with good things but has sent the rich away empty. KJV 54 He hath holpen his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy; NIV 54 He has helped his servant Israel, remembering to be merciful KJV 55 As he spake 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." KJV 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.