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Luke 1

DBY 1 Forasmuch as many have undertaken to draw up a relation concerning the matters fully believed among us, NIV 1 Many have undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been fulfilled among us, DBY 2 as those who from the beginning were eye-witnesses of and attendants on 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. DBY 3 it has seemed good to *me* also, accurately acquainted from the origin with all things, to write to thee with method, most excellent Theophilus, NIV 3 With this in mind, since I myself have carefully investigated everything from the beginning, I too decided to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, DBY 4 that thou mightest 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. DBY 5 There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judaea, a certain priest, by name Zacharias, of the course of Abia, and his wife of the daughters of Aaron, and her name 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. DBY 6 And they were both just before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless. NIV 6 Both of them were righteous in the sight of God, observing all the Lord’s commands and decrees blamelessly. DBY 7 And they had no child, because Elizabeth was barren, and they were both advanced in years. NIV 7 But they were childless because Elizabeth was not able to conceive, and they were both very old. DBY 8 And it came to pass, as he fulfilled his priestly service 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, DBY 9 it fell to him by lot, according to the custom of the priesthood, to enter into the temple of the Lord to 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. DBY 10 And all the multitude of the people were praying without at the hour of incense. NIV 10 And when the time for the burning of incense came, all the assembled worshipers were praying outside. DBY 11 And an angel of [the] Lord appeared to him, standing on 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. DBY 12 And Zacharias was troubled, seeing [him], and fear fell upon him. NIV 12 When Zechariah saw him, he was startled and was gripped with fear. DBY 13 But the angel said to him, Fear not, Zacharias, because thy supplication has been heard, and thy wife Elizabeth 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 call him John. DBY 14 And he shall be to thee joy and rejoicing, 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, DBY 15 For he shall be great before [the] Lord, and he shall drink no 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 before he is born. DBY 16 And many of the sons of Israel shall he turn to [the] Lord their God. NIV 16 He will bring back many of the people of Israel to the Lord their God. DBY 17 And *he* shall go before him in [the] spirit and power of Elias, to turn hearts of fathers to children, and disobedient ones to [the] thoughts of just [men], to make ready for [the] Lord a prepared people. NIV 17 And he will go on before the Lord, in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the parents to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous—to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.” DBY 18 And Zacharias said to the angel, How shall I know this, for *I* am an old man, and my wife 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.” DBY 19 And the angel answering, said to him, *I* am Gabriel, who stand before God, and I have been sent to speak to thee, and to bring these glad tidings to thee; NIV 19 The angel said to him, “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. DBY 20 and behold, thou shalt be silent and not able to speak, till the day in which these things shall take place, because thou hast not believed my words, the which shall 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 appointed time.” DBY 21 And the people were awaiting Zacharias, and they wondered at his delaying in the temple. NIV 21 Meanwhile, the people were waiting for Zechariah and wondering why he stayed so long in the temple. DBY 22 But when he came out he could not speak to them, and they recognised that he had seen a vision in the temple. And he was making signs to them, and continued dumb. 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. DBY 23 And it came to pass, when the days of his service were completed, he departed to his house. NIV 23 When his time of service was completed, he returned home. DBY 24 Now after these days, Elizabeth his wife conceived, and hid herself five months, saying, NIV 24 After this his wife Elizabeth became pregnant and for five months remained in seclusion. DBY 25 Thus has [the] Lord done to me in [these] days in which he looked upon [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.” DBY 26 But in the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent of God to a city of Galilee, of which [the] name [was] Nazareth, NIV 26 In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, DBY 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. DBY 28 And the angel came in to her, and said, Hail, [thou] favoured one! the Lord [is] with thee: [blessed art *thou* amongst women]. NIV 28 The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” DBY 29 But she, [seeing] [the angel], was troubled at his word, and reasoned in her mind what this salutation might be. NIV 29 Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. DBY 30 And the angel said to 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. DBY 31 and behold, thou shalt conceive in the womb and bear a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus. NIV 31 You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. DBY 32 *He* shall be great, and shall be called Son of [the] Highest; and [the] Lord God shall 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, DBY 33 and he shall reign over the house of Jacob for the ages, and of his kingdom there shall not be an end. NIV 33 and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.” DBY 34 But Mary said to the angel, How shall this be, since I know not a man? NIV 34 “How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?” DBY 35 And the angel answering said to her, [The] Holy Spirit shall come upon thee, and power of [the] Highest overshadow thee, wherefore the holy thing also which shall be born shall be called Son of God. NIV 35 The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on 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. DBY 36 And behold, Elizabeth, thy kinswoman, she also has conceived a son in her old age, and this is the sixth month to her that 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 unable to conceive is in her sixth month. DBY 37 for nothing shall be impossible with God. NIV 37 For no word from God will ever fail.” DBY 38 And Mary said, Behold the bondmaid 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 your word to me be fulfilled.” Then the angel left her. DBY 39 And Mary, rising up in those days, went into the hill country with haste, to a city of Judah, NIV 39 At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea, DBY 40 and entered into the house of Zacharias, and saluted Elizabeth. NIV 40 where she entered Zechariah’s home and greeted Elizabeth. DBY 41 And it came to pass, as Elizabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe 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. DBY 42 and cried out with a loud voice and said, Blessed [art] *thou* amongst women, and blessed 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! DBY 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? DBY 44 For behold, as the voice of thy salutation sounded in my ears, the babe leaped with joy in my womb. NIV 44 As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. DBY 45 And blessed [is] she that has believed, for there shall be a fulfilment of the things spoken to her from [the] Lord. NIV 45 Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!” DBY 46 And Mary said, My soul magnifies the Lord, NIV 46 And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord DBY 47 and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Saviour. NIV 47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, DBY 48 For he has looked upon the low estate of his bondmaid; 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, DBY 49 For the Mighty One has 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. DBY 50 and his mercy [is] to generations and generations to them that fear him. NIV 50 His mercy extends to those who fear him, from generation to generation. DBY 51 He has wrought strength with his arm; he has scattered haughty [ones] in the thought of their heart. NIV 51 He has performed mighty deeds with his arm; he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts. DBY 52 He has put down rulers from thrones, and exalted the lowly. NIV 52 He has brought down rulers from their thrones but has lifted up the humble. DBY 53 He has filled the hungry with good things, and sent away the rich empty. NIV 53 He has filled the hungry with good things but has sent the rich away empty. DBY 54 He has helped Israel his servant, in order to remember mercy, NIV 54 He has helped his servant Israel, remembering to be merciful DBY 55 (as he spoke to our fathers,) to Abraham and to his seed for ever. NIV 55 to Abraham and his descendants forever, just as he promised our ancestors.” DBY 56 And Mary abode with her about three months, and returned to her house. NIV 56 Mary stayed with Elizabeth for about three months and then returned home. DBY 57 But the time was fulfilled for Elizabeth that she should bring forth, and she gave birth to a son. NIV 57 When it was time for Elizabeth to have her baby, she gave birth to a son. DBY 58 And her neighbours and kinsfolk heard that [the] Lord had magnified his mercy with 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. DBY 59 And it came to pass on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child, and they called it after the name of his father, Zacharias. NIV 59 On the eighth day they came to circumcise the child, and they were going to name him after his father Zechariah, DBY 60 And his mother answering said, No; but he shall be called John. NIV 60 but his mother spoke up and said, “No! He is to be called John.” DBY 61 And they said to her, There is no one among thy kinsfolk who is called by this name. NIV 61 They said to her, “There is no one among your relatives who has that name.” DBY 62 And they made signs to his father as to what he might wish it to be called. NIV 62 Then they made signs to his father, to find out what he would like to name the child. DBY 63 And having asked for a writing-table, he wrote saying, John is his name. And they all wondered. NIV 63 He asked for a writing tablet, and to everyone’s astonishment he wrote, “His name is John.” DBY 64 And his mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue, and he spake, blessing God. NIV 64 Immediately his mouth was opened and his tongue set free, and he began to speak, praising God. DBY 65 And fear came upon all who dwelt round about them; and in the whole hill-country of Judaea all these things were the subject of conversation. NIV 65 All the neighbors were filled with awe, and throughout the hill country of Judea people were talking about all these things. DBY 66 And all who heard them laid them up in their heart, saying, What then will this child be? And [the] Lord's hand 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. DBY 67 And Zacharias his father was filled with [the] Holy Spirit, and prophesied, saying, NIV 67 His father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied: DBY 68 Blessed be [the] Lord the God of Israel, because he has visited and wrought redemption for his people, NIV 68 “Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has come to his people and redeemed them. DBY 69 and raised up a horn of deliverance for us in the house of David his servant; NIV 69 He has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David DBY 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), DBY 71 deliverance from our enemies and out of the hand of all who hate us; NIV 71 salvation from our enemies and from the hand of all who hate us— DBY 72 to fulfil mercy with our fathers and remember his holy covenant, NIV 72 to show mercy to our ancestors and to remember his holy covenant, DBY 73 [the] oath which he swore to Abraham our father, NIV 73 the oath he swore to our father Abraham: DBY 74 to give us, that, saved out of the hand of our enemies, we should serve him without fear NIV 74 to rescue us from the hand of our enemies, and to enable us to serve him without fear DBY 75 in piety and righteousness before him all our days. NIV 75 in holiness and righteousness before him all our days. DBY 76 And *thou*, child, shalt be called [the] prophet of [the] Highest; for thou shalt go before the face of [the] Lord to make ready 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, DBY 77 to give knowledge of deliverance 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, DBY 78 on account of [the] bowels of mercy of our God; wherein [the] dayspring from on high has visited us, NIV 78 because of the tender mercy of our God, by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven DBY 79 to shine upon them who were sitting 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.” DBY 80 -- And the child grew and was strengthened in spirit; and he was in the deserts until the day of his shewing to Israel. NIV 80 And the child grew and became strong in spirit ; and he lived in the wilderness until he appeared publicly to Israel.

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