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The Gospel According To Luke

Chapter 1

Luke 1::1 Since many have undertaken to draw up a narrative concerning those matters that have been fulfilled among us,

Luke 1::2 just as they delivered them to us, who from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word;

Luke 1::3 it seemed good to me also, having completely investigated all things from the very beginning, to write them out for you in an orderly fashion, most excellent Theophilus,

Luke 1::4 that you might know the certainty of those things, in which you have been instructed.

Luke 1::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.

Luke 1::6 For they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.

Luke 1::7 But they had no child, because Elizabeth was barren, and they both were now well advanced in years.

Luke 1::8 And it came to pass, that while he served as priest before God in the order of his division,

Luke 1::9 according to the custom of the priest’s office, his lot fell to burn incense when he went into the temple of the Lord.

Luke 1::10 And the whole multitude of the people were praying outside at the time of incense.

Luke 1::11 And there appeared to him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense.

Luke 1::12 And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell on him.

Luke 1::13 But the angel said to him, fear not, Zacharias: for your prayer is heard; and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you will call his name John.

Luke 1::14 For you will have joy and gladness; and many will rejoice at his birth.

Luke 1::15 For he will be great in the sight of the Lord, and will drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother’s womb.

Luke 1::16 For many of the children of Israel will he turn to the Lord their God.

Luke 1::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 righteous; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.

Luke 1::18 Then Zacharias said to the angel, how will I know this? For I am an old man and my wife well advanced in years.

Luke 1::19 So the angel answered and said to him, I am Gabriel, who stands in the presence of God; and have been sent to speak to you, and to show you this good news.

Luke 1::20 But, behold, you will be silent, and not able to speak, until the day that these things will be performed, because you have not believed my words, which will be fulfilled in their appropriate time.

Luke 1::21 So the people waited for Zacharias, and wondered why he lingered so long in the temple.

Luke 1::22 When he came out, he could not speak to them: and they perceived that he had seen a vision in the temple: for he motioned to them, yet remained speechless.

Luke 1::23 And it came to pass, that, as soon as the days of his service were accomplished, he departed to his own house.

Luke 1::24 Then after those days his wife Elizabeth conceived, and hid herself five months, saying,

Luke 1::25 thus has the Lord dealt with me in the days in which He looked on me, to remove my reproach among men.

Luke 1::26 And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,

Luke 1::27 to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary.

Luke 1::28 And the angel came to her, and said, rejoice, you that are highly favored, the Lord is with you! Blessed are you among women!

Luke 1::29 When she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and considered what type of greeting this was.

Luke 1::30 Then the angel said to her, fear not, Mary: for you have found favor with God.

Luke 1::31 And, behold, you will conceive in your womb, and bring out a Son, and will call His name JESUS.

Luke 1::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:

Luke 1::33 for He will reign over the house of Jacob into the New Covenant Age; and of His kingdom there will be no end.

Luke 1::34 Then Mary said to the angel, how will this be, since I am a virgin?

Luke 1::35 Then the angel answered and said to her, the Holy Spirit will be coming upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you. Therefore also that Holy One who will be conceived in you will be called the Son of God.

Luke 1::36 Now, behold, your cousin Elizabeth, she has also received a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren.

Luke 1::37 For with God nothing will be impossible.

Luke 1::38 So Mary said, behold the servant of the Lord; be it to me according to your word. So the angel departed from her.

Luke 1::39 Then Mary arose in those days, and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Judah;

Luke 1::40 and entered into the house of Zacharias, and greeted Elizabeth.

Luke 1::41 And it came to pass, that, when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the baby leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit:

Luke 1::42 so she spoke out with a loud voice, and said, blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb!

Luke 1::43 Now why is this to me that the mother of My Lord should come to me?

Luke 1::44 For, look, as soon as the voice of your greeting sounded in my ears, the baby leaped in my womb for joy.

Luke 1::45 And blessed is she that believed: for there will be a fulfillment of those things which were told her from the Lord.

Luke 1::46 So Mary said, my soul does magnify the Lord,

Luke 1::47 and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior.

Luke 1::48 For He has regarded the low estate of His handmaiden: for, behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed.

Luke 1::49 For He that is mighty has done to me great things; and holy is His name.

Luke 1::50 And His mercy is on them that fear Him from generation to generation.

Luke 1::51 He has showed strength with His arm; He has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.

Luke 1::52 He has put down the mighty from their thrones and exalted them of low degree.

Luke 1::53 He has filled the hungry with good things; and the rich He has sent away empty.

Luke 1::54 He has helped His servant Israel, in remembrance of His mercy;

Luke 1::55 as He spoke to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed forever.

Luke 1::56 And Mary stayed with her about three months, and then returned to her own house.

Luke 1::57 Now Elizabeth’s full time came that she should be delivered; and she brought out a son.

Luke 1::58 And her neighbors and her cousins heard how the Lord had showed great mercy on her; and they rejoiced with her.

Luke 1::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.

Luke 1::60 But his mother answered and said, Not so; for he will be called John.

Luke 1::61 Then they said to her, there is none of your relatives that is called by this name.

Luke 1::62 So they made signs to his father, how he would have him called.

Luke 1::63 Then he asked for a writing tablet, and wrote, saying, his name is John. And they all marveled.

Luke 1::64 Immediately his mouth was opened, and his tongue loosed, and he spoke, and praised God!

Luke 1::65 And fear came on all that dwelt around them: and all these sayings were reported abroad throughout all the hill country of Judea.

Luke 1::66 So they all that heard them kept them in their hearts, saying, what manner of child will this be? And the hand of the Lord was with him.

Luke 1::67 And his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Spirit, and prophesied, saying,

Luke 1::68 blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for He has visited and redeemed His people,

Luke 1::69 and has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of His servant David;

Luke 1::70 As He spoke through the mouth of His holy prophets, since the Old Covenant Age began:

Luke 1::71 that we should be saved from our enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us;

Luke 1::72 to perform the mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember His holy covenant;

Luke 1::73 the oath which He swore to our father Abraham,

Luke 1::74 that He would grant to us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies, may serve Him without fear,

Luke 1::75 in holiness and righteousness before Him, all the days of our life.

Luke 1::76 And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Highest: for you will go before the face of the Lord to prepare His ways;

Luke 1::77 to give knowledge of salvation to His people by the forgiveness of their sins,

Luke 1::78 through the tender mercy of our God; with which the rising sun from on high has visited us,

Luke 1::79 to give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.

Luke 1::80 So the Child grew, and grew strong in spirit, and was in deserted places until the day of His appearance to Israel.