NASB — Luke 1 — KJV

Introduction

1 Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile an account of the things Iaaccomplished among us, 2 just as they were handed down to us by those who afrom the beginning Iwere beyewitnesses and IIcservants of dthe IIIword, 3 it seemed fitting for me as well, ahaving Iinvestigated everything carefully from the beginning, to write [it] out for you bin consecutive order, cmost excellent dTheophilus; 4 so that you may know the exact truth about the things you have been Iataught.

[1] IOr on which there is full conviction aRo 4:21; 14:5; Col 2:2; 4:12; 1Th 1:5; 2Ti 4:17; He 6:11; 10:22
[2] ILit became IIOr ministers IIII.e. gospel aJn 15:27; Ac 1:21f b2P 1:16; 1 Jn 1:1 cAc 26:16; 1Co 4:1; He 2:3 dMk 4:14; 16:20; Ac 8:4; 14:25; 16:6; 17:11
[3] IOr followed a1Ti 4:6 bAc 11:4; 18:23 cAc 23:26; 24:3; 26:25 dAc 1:1
[4] IOr orally instructed in aAc 18:25; Ro 2:18; 1Co 14:19; Ga 6:6

Birth of John the Baptist Foretold

5aIn the days of Herod, king of Judea, there was a priest named IZacharias, of the bdivision of IIAbijah; and he had a wife IIIfrom the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth. 6 They were both arighteous in the sight of God, walking bblamelessly in all the commandments and requirements of the Lord. 7 But they had no child, because Elizabeth was barren, and they were both advanced in Iyears.

[5] II.e. Zechariah IIGr Abia IIII.e. of priestly descent aMt 2:1 b1Ch 24:10
[6] aGn 7:1; Ac 2:25; 8:21 bPhp 2:15; 3:6; 1Th 3:13
[7] ILit days

8 ¶ Now it happened [that] while ahe was performing his priestly service before God in the [appointed] order of his division, 9 according to the custom of the priestly office, he was chosen by lot ato enter the temple of the Lord and burn incense. 10 And the whole multitude of the people were in prayer aoutside at the hour of the incense offering. 11 And aan angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing to the right of the altar of incense. 12 Zacharias was troubled when he saw [the angel], and afear Igripped him. 13 But the angel said to him, “aDo not be afraid, Zacharias, for your petition has been heard, and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and byou will Igive him the name John. 14 You will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth. 15 For he will be great in the sight of the Lord; and he will adrink no wine or liquor, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit Iwhile yet in his mother’s womb. 16 And he will aturn many of the sons of Israel back to the Lord their God. 17 It is he who will ago [as a forerunner] before Him in the spirit and power of bElijah, cTO TURN THE HEARTS OF THE FATHERS BACK TO THE CHILDREN, and the disobedient to the attitude of the righteous, so as to amake ready a people prepared for the Lord.”

[8] a1Ch 24:19; 2Ch 8:14; 31:2
[9] aEx 30:7f
[10] aLv 16:17
[11] aLk 2:9; Ac 5:19
[12] IOr fell upon aLk 2:9
[13] ILit call his name aMt 14:27; Lk 1:30 bLk 1:60, 63
[15] ILit from aNu 6:3; Jg 13:4; Mt 11:18; Lk 7:33
[16] aMt 3:2, 6; Lk 3:3
[17] aLk 1:76 bMt 11:14 cMal 4:6

18 ¶ Zacharias said to the angel, “How will I know this [for certain]? For aI am an old man and my wife is advanced in Iyears.” 19 The angel answered and said to him, “I am aGabriel, who Ibstands in the presence of God, and I have been sent to speak to you and to bring you this good news. 20 And behold, you shall be silent and unable to speak until the day when these things take place, because you did not believe my words, which will be fulfilled in their proper time.”

[18] ILit days aGn 17:17
[19] ILit stand beside aDn 8:16; 9:21; Lk 1:26 bMt 18:10

21 ¶ The people were waiting for Zacharias, and were wondering at his delay in the temple. 22 But 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 akept Imaking signs to them, and remained mute. 23 When the days of his priestly service were ended, he went back home.

[22] IOr beckoning to or nodding to aLk 1:62

24 ¶ After these days Elizabeth his wife became pregnant, and she Ikept herself in seclusion for five months, saying, 25 “This is the way the Lord has dealt with me in the days when He looked [with favor] upon [me], to atake away my disgrace among men.”

[24] ILit was hidden
[25] aGn 30:23; Is 4:1; 25:8

Jesus’ Birth Foretold

26 ¶ Now in the sixth month the angel aGabriel was sent from God to a city in Galilee called bNazareth, 27 to aa virgin Iengaged to a man whose name was Joseph, bof the IIdescendants of David; and the virgin’s name was IIIMary. 28 And coming in, he said to her, “Greetings, Ifavored one! The Lord II[is] with you.” 29 But she awas very perplexed at [this] statement, and kept pondering what kind of salutation this was. 30 The angel said to her, “aDo not be afraid, Mary; for you have found favor with God. 31 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you ashall name Him Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of athe Most High; and the Lord God will give Him bthe throne of His father David; 33 aand He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, band His kingdom will have no end.” 34 Mary said to the angel, “How Ican this be, since I IIam a virgin?” 35 The angel answered and said to her, “aThe Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of bthe Most High will overshadow you; and for that reason cthe Iholy Child shall be called dthe Son of God. 36 And behold, even your relative Elizabeth has also conceived a son in her old age; and Ishe who was called barren is now in her sixth month. 37 For Ianothing will be impossible with God.” 38 And Mary said, “Behold, the Ibondslave of the Lord; may it be done to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.

[26] aLk 1:19 bMt 2:23
[27] IOr betrothed; i.e. the first stage of marriage in Jewish culture, usually lasting for a year before the wedding night. More legal than engagement IILit house IIIGr Mariam; i.e. Heb Miriam; so throughout Luke aMt 1:18 bMt 1:16, 20; Lk 2:4
[28] IOr woman richly blessed IIOr be
[29] aLk 1:12
[30] aMt 14:27; Lk 1:13
[31] aIs 7:14; Mt 1:21, 25; Lk 2:21
[32] aMk 5:7; Lk 1:35, 76; 6:35; Ac 7:48 b2S 7:12, 13, 16; Is 9:7
[33] aMt 1:1 b2S 7:13, 16; Ps 89:36, 37; Dn 2:44; 7:14, 18, 27; Mt 28:18
[34] ILit will IILit know no man
[35] ILit the holy thing begotten aMt 1:18 bLk 1:32 cMk 1:24 dMt 4:3; Jn 1:34, 49; 20:31
[36] ILit this is the sixth month to her who
[37] ILit not any word aGn 18:14; Jr 32:17; Mt 19:26
[38] II.e. female slave

Mary Visits Elizabeth

39 ¶ Now Iat this time Mary arose and went in a hurry to athe hill country, to a city of Judah, 40 and entered the house of Zacharias and greeted Elizabeth. 41 When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was afilled with the Holy Spirit. 42 And she cried out with a loud voice and said, “Blessed [are] you among women, and blessed [is] the fruit of your womb! 43 And Ihow has it [happened] to me, that the mother of amy Lord would come to me? 44 For behold, when the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby leaped in my womb for joy. 45 And ablessed [is] she who Ibelieved that there would be a fulfillment of what had been spoken to her IIby the Lord.”

[39] ILit in these days aJsh 20:7; 21:11; Lk 1:65
[41] aLk 1:67; Ac 2:4; 4:8; 9:17
[43] ILit from where this to me aLk 2:11
[45] IOr believed, because there will be IILit from aLk 1:20, 48

The Magnificat

46 ¶ And Mary said:
  “aMy soul Ibexalts the Lord,
  47 And amy spirit has rejoiced in bGod my Savior.
  48 “For aHe has had regard for the humble state of His Ibondslave;
  For behold, from this time on all generations will count me bblessed.
  49 “For the Mighty One has done great things for me;
  And holy is His name.
  50aAND HIS MERCY IS IUPON GENERATION AFTER GENERATION
  TOWARD THOSE WHO FEAR HIM.
  51aHe has done Imighty deeds with His arm;
  He has scattered [those who were] proud in the IIthoughts of their heart.
  52 “He has brought down rulers from [their] thrones,
  And has aexalted those who were humble.
  53aHE HAS FILLED THE HUNGRY WITH GOOD THINGS;
  And sent away the rich empty-handed.
  54 “He has given help to Israel His servant,
  IIn remembrance of His mercy,
  55 aAs He spoke to our fathers,
  bTo Abraham and his Idescendants forever.”

[46] ILit makes great aLk 1:46-53: 1S 2:1-10 bPs 34:2f
[47] aPs 35:9; Hab 3:18 b1Ti 1:1; 2:3; Tit 1:3; 2:10; 3:4; Jde 25
[48] II.e. female slave aPs 138:6 bLk 1:45
[50] ILit unto generations and generations aPs 103:17
[51] ILit might IILit thought, attitude aPs 98:1; 118:15
[52] aJb 5:11
[53] aPs 107:9
[54] ILit So as to remember
[55] ILit seed aGn 17:19; Ps 132:11; Ga 3:16 bGn 17:7

56 ¶ And Mary stayed with her about three months, and [then] returned to her home.

John Is Born

57 ¶ Now the time Ihad come for Elizabeth to give birth, and she gave birth to a son. 58 Her neighbors and her relatives heard that the Lord had Iadisplayed His great mercy toward her; and they were rejoicing with her.

[57] ILit was fulfilled
[58] ILit magnified aGn 19:19

59 ¶ And it happened that on athe eighth day they came to circumcise the child, and they were going to call him Zacharias, Iafter his father. 60 But his mother answered and said, “No indeed; but ahe shall be called John.” 61 And they said to her, “There is no one among your relatives who is called by that name.” 62 And they amade signs to his father, as to what he wanted him called. 63 And he asked for a tablet and wrote as follows, “aHis name is John.” And they were all astonished. 64 aAnd at once his mouth was opened and his tongue [loosed], and he [began] to speak in praise of God. 65 Fear came on all those living around them; and all these matters were being talked about in all athe hill country of Judea. 66 All who heard them kept them in mind, saying, “What then will this child [turn out to] be?” For athe hand of the Lord was certainly with him.

[59] ILit after the name of aGn 17:12; Lv 12:3; Lk 2:21; Php 3:5
[60] aLk 1:13, 63
[62] aLk 1:22
[63] aLk 1:13, 60
[64] aLk 1:20
[65] aLk 1:39
[66] aAc 11:21

Zacharias’s Prophecy

67 ¶ And his father Zacharias awas filled with the Holy Spirit, and bprophesied, saying:
  68aBlessed [be] the Lord God of Israel,
  For He has visited us and accomplished bredemption for His people,
  69 And has raised up a ahorn of salvation for us
  In the house of David bHis servant
  70 aAs He spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets bfrom of old
  71 IaSalvation bFROM OUR ENEMIES,
  And FROM THE HAND OF ALL WHO HATE US;
  72 aTo show mercy toward our fathers,
  bAnd to remember His holy covenant,
  73 aThe oath which He swore to Abraham our father,
  74 To grant us that we, being rescued from the hand of our enemies,
  Might serve Him without fear,
  75 aIn holiness and righteousness before Him all our days.
  76 “And you, child, will be called the aprophet of bthe Most High;
  For you will go on cBEFORE THE LORD TO dPREPARE HIS WAYS;
  77 To give to His people [the] knowledge of salvation
  IBy athe forgiveness of their sins,
  78 Because of the tender mercy of our God,
  With which athe Sunrise from on high will visit us,
  79 aTO SHINE UPON THOSE WHO SIT IN DARKNESS AND THE SHADOW OF DEATH,
  To guide our feet into the bway of peace.”

[67] aLk 1:41; Ac 2:4, 8; 9:17 bJol 2:28
[68] a1K 1:48; Ps 41:13; 72:18; 106:48 bLk 1:71; 2:38; He 9:12
[69] a1S 2:1, 10; Ps 18:2; 89:17; 132:17; Ezk 29:21 bMt 1:1
[70] aRo 1:2 bAc 3:21
[71] IOr Deliverance aLk 1:68 bPs 106:10
[72] aMi 7:20 bPs 105:8f, 42; 106:45
[73] aGn 22:16ff; He 6:13
[75] aEp 4:24
[76] aMt 11:9 bLk 1:32 cMal 3:1; Mt 11:10; Mk 1:2; Lk 7:27 dLk 1:17
[77] IOr Consisting in aJr 31:34; Mk 1:4
[78] aMal 4:2; Ep 5:14; 2P 1:19
[79] aIs 9:2 bIs 59:8; Mt 4:16

80aAnd the child continued to grow and to become strong in spirit, and he lived in the deserts until the day of his public appearance to Israel.

[80] aLk 2:40


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The preface of Luke to his whole Gospel.

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, 2 Even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word; 3 It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus, 4 That thou mightest know the certainty of those things, wherein thou hast been instructed.

[1] Jn 20:31; Ac 1:1; 1Ti 3:16; 2P 1:16.
[2] Mk 1:1; Lk 24:48; Jn 15:27; Ac 1:3, 8, 21; 4:20; 10:39; 26:16; Ro 15:16; Ep 3:7; 4:11; Col 1:23; He 2:3; 1P 5:1; 1Jn 1:1.
[3] Ps 40:5; 50:21; Ec 12:9; Lk 1:1; Ac 1:1; 11:4; 15:19, 25, 28; 23:26; 24:3; 26:25; 1Co 7:40; 16:12.
[4] Jn 20:31; 2P 1:15.

The conception of John the Baptist,

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. 6 And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless. 7 And they had no child, because that Elisabeth was barren, and they both were [now] well stricken in years. 8 And it came to pass, that while he executed the priest's office before God in the order of his course, 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. 10 And the whole multitude of the people were praying without at the time of incense. 11 And there appeared unto him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense. 12 And when Zacharias saw [him], he was troubled, and fear fell upon him. 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. 14 And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth. 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. 16 And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God. 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. 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. 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. 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. 21 And the people waited for Zacharias, and marvelled that he tarried so long in the temple. 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. 23 And it came to pass, that, as soon as the days of his ministration were accomplished, he departed to his own house. 24 And after those days his wife Elisabeth conceived, and hid herself five months, saying, 25 Thus hath the Lord dealt with me in the days wherein he looked on [me], to take away my reproach among men.

[5] 1Ch 24:10, 19; Ne 12:4, 17; Mt 2:1.
[6] Gn 6:9; 7:1; 17:1; 1K 9:4; 2K 20:3; Jb 1:1, 8; 9:2; Ps 119:6; Lk 16:15; Ac 23:1; 24:16; Ro 3:9; 1Co 11:2; 2Co 1:12; Php 2:15; 3:6; Col 1:22; 1Th 3:13; Tit 2:11; 3:3; 2P 3:14; 1Jn 2:3, 29; 3:7.
[7] Gn 15:2; 16:1; 17:17; 18:11; 25:21; 30:1; Jg 13:2; 1S 1:2, 5; 1K 1:1; 2K 4:14; Ro 4:19; He 11:11.
[8] Ex 28:1, 41; 29:1, 9, 44; 30:30; Nu 18:7; 1Ch 24:2, 19; 2Ch 8:14; 11:14; 31:2, 19; Ezr 6:18; Lk 1:5.
[9] Ex 30:7; 37:25; Nu 16:40; 1S 2:28; 1Ch 6:49; 23:13; 2Ch 26:16; 29:11; He 9:6.
[10] Lv 16:17; He 4:14; 9:24; Rv 8:3.
[11] Ex 30:1; 37:25; 40:26; Lv 16:13; Jg 13:3, 9; Lk 1:19, 28; 2:10; Ac 10:3; He 1:14; Rv 8:3; 9:13.
[12] Jg 6:22; 13:22; Jb 4:14; Dn 10:7; Mk 16:5; Lk 1:29; 2:9; Ac 10:4; Rv 1:17.
[13] Gn 17:10, 19; 18:14; 25:21; Jg 6:23; 13:3; 1S 1:20; 2:21; 2K 4:16; Ps 113:9; 118:21; 127:3; Is 8:3; Dn 10:12; Ho 1:4, 6, 9; Mt 1:21; 28:5; Mk 16:6; Lk 1:60; 2:21; 24:36; Ac 10:31.
[14] Gn 21:6; Pv 15:20; 23:15, 24; Lk 1:58.
[15] Gn 12:2; 48:19; Nu 6:2; Jsh 3:7; 4:14; Jg 13:4; 1Ch 17:8; 29:12; Ps 22:9; Jr 1:5; Zc 9:15; Mt 11:9, 18; Lk 7:28, 33; Jn 5:35; Ac 2:4, 14; Ga 1:15; Ep 5:18.
[16] Is 40:3; 49:6; Dn 12:3; Mal 3:1; Mt 3:1; 21:32; Lk 1:76.
[17] 1S 7:5; 1K 17:1; 18:18; 21:20; 2K 1:4, 16; 1Ch 29:18; 2Ch 29:36; Ps 10:17; 78:8; 111:10; Is 29:24; Am 4:12; Mal 4:5, 6; Mt 3:4, 7; 11:14; 14:4; 17:11; 21:29; Mk 9:11; Lk 1:16; 3:7; Jn 1:13, 21, 23, 34; 3:28; Ac 10:33; Ro 9:23; 1Co 6:9; Col 1:12; 2Ti 2:21; 1P 2:9; 2P 3:11; 1Jn 2:28; Rv 20:4.
[18] Gn 15:8; 17:17; 18:12; Nu 11:21; Jg 6:36; 2K 7:2; Is 38:22; Lk 1:7, 34; Ro 4:19.
[19] Dn 8:16; 9:21; Mt 18:10; Lk 1:26; 2:10; He 4:14.
[20] Gn 18:10; Ex 4:11; Nu 20:12; 2K 7:2, 19; Is 7:9; Ezk 3:26; 24:27; Mk 9:19; 16:14; Lk 1:22, 45, 62; Ro 3:3; 2Ti 2:13; Tit 1:2; He 6:18; Rv 3:19.
[21] Nu 6:23.
[22] Jn 13:24; Ac 12:17; 19:33; 21:40.
[23] 2K 11:5; 1Ch 9:25.
[25] Gn 21:1; 25:21; 30:22, 23; 1S 1:6, 19; 2:21; Is 4:1; 54:1; Lk 1:13; He 11:11.

and of Christ.

26 And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, 27 To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name [was] Mary. 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. 29 And when she saw [him], she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be. 30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. 31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. 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: 33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end. 34 Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? 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. 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. 37 For with God nothing shall be impossible. 38 And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.

[26] Mt 2:23; Lk 1:19, 24; 2:4; Jn 1:45; 7:41.
[27] Gn 3:15; Is 7:14; Jr 31:22; Mt 1:18, 21, 23; Lk 2:4.
[28] Jg 5:24; 6:12; Pv 31:29; Is 43:5; Jr 1:18; Dn 9:21; 10:19; Ho 14:2; Mt 12:48; Lk 1:30, 42; 11:27; Ac 18:10; Ep 1:6.
[29] Jg 6:13; 1S 9:20; Mk 6:49; 16:5; Lk 1:12, 66; 2:19, 51; Ac 10:4, 17.
[30] Is 41:10, 14; 43:1; 44:2; Mt 28:5; Lk 1:13; 12:32; Ac 18:9; 27:24; Ro 8:31; He 13:6.
[31] Is 7:14; Mt 1:21, 23, 25; Lk 1:13, 27; 2:21; Ga 4:4.
[32] 2S 7:11; Ps 132:11; Is 9:6; 16:5; Jr 23:5; 33:15; Ezk 17:22; 34:23; 37:24; Am 9:11; Mt 3:11; 12:42; 28:18; Mk 5:7; 14:61; Lk 1:15, 35; 3:16; Jn 3:35; 5:21; 6:69; 12:34; Ac 2:30, 36; 16:17; Ro 1:4; Ep 1:20; Php 2:9; He 1:2; Rv 3:7.
[33] Ps 45:6; 89:35; Dn 2:44; 7:13, 27; Ob 1:21; Mi 4:7; Ro 9:6; 1Co 15:24; Ga 3:29; 6:16; Php 3:3; He 1:8; Rv 11:15; 20:4; 22:3.
[34] Jg 13:8; Ac 9:6.
[35] Jb 14:4; 15:16; 25:4; Ps 2:7; 51:5; Mt 1:20; 14:33; 26:63; 27:54; Mk 1:1; Lk 1:27, 31, 32; Jn 1:34, 49; 20:31; Ac 8:37; Ro 1:4; Ga 2:20; Ep 2:3; He 4:15; 7:26.
[36] Lk 1:24.
[37] Gn 18:14; Nu 11:23; Jb 13:2; Jr 32:17, 27; Zc 8:6; Mt 19:26; Mk 10:27; Lk 18:27; Php 3:21.
[38] 2S 7:25; Ps 116:16; 119:38; Ro 4:20.

The prophecy of Elisabeth, and of Mary, concerning Christ.

39 And Mary arose in those days, and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Juda; 40 And entered into the house of Zacharias, and saluted Elisabeth. 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: 42 And she spake out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed [art] thou among women, and blessed [is] the fruit of thy womb. 43 And whence [is] this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? 44 For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy. 45 And blessed [is] she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord. 46 And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord, 47 And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour. 48 For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. 49 For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy [is] his name. 50 And his mercy [is] on them that fear him from generation to generation. 51 He hath shewed strength with his arm; he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts. 52 He hath put down the mighty from [their] seats, and exalted them of low degree. 53 He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away. 54 He hath holpen his servant Israel, in remembrance of [his] mercy; 55 As he spake to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for ever. 56 And Mary abode with her about three months, and returned to her own house.

[39] Jsh 10:40; 11:21; 15:48; 21:9, 11, 13.
[41] Gn 25:22; Ps 22:10; Lk 1:15, 44, 67; 4:1; Ac 2:4; 4:8; 6:3; 7:55; Ep 5:18; Rv 1:10.
[42] Gn 22:18; Jg 5:24; Ps 21:6; 45:2; 72:17; Lk 1:28, 48; 19:38; Ac 2:26; Ro 9:5; He 12:2.
[43] Ru 2:10; 1S 25:41; Ps 110:1; Mt 3:14; Lk 7:7; 20:42; Jn 13:5, 13; 20:28; Php 2:3; 3:8.
[44] Lk 1:41.
[45] 2Ch 20:20; Lk 1:20; 11:27; Jn 11:40; 20:29.
[46] 1S 2:1; Ps 34:2; 35:9; 103:1; Is 24:15; 45:25; 61:10; Hab 3:17; Ro 5:11; 1Co 1:31; 2Co 2:14; Php 3:3; 4:4; 1P 1:8.
[47] Is 12:2; 45:21; Zp 3:14; Zc 9:9; Lk 2:11; 1Ti 1:1; Tit 2:10, 13; 3:4.
[48] Gn 30:13; 1S 1:11; 2:8; 2S 7:8, 18; Ps 102:17; 113:7; 136:23; 138:6; Is 66:2; Mal 3:12; Lk 1:28, 42; 11:27; 1Co 1:26; Jm 2:5.
[49] Gn 17:1; Ex 15:11; 1S 2:2; Ps 24:8; 71:19; 99:3, 9; 111:9; 126:2; Is 1:24; 6:3; 57:15; 63:1; Jr 10:6; 20:11; Mk 5:13; Ep 3:20; Rv 4:8; 15:4.
[50] Gn 17:7; Ex 20:6; 34:6; Ps 31:19; 85:9; 103:11, 17; 115:13; 118:4; 145:19; 147:11; Mal 3:16; Rv 19:5.
[51] Gn 6:5; 8:21; Ex 15:6, 9, 12; 18:11; Dt 4:34; 29:19; 1S 2:3, 9; Jb 40:9; Ps 2:1; 33:10; 52:9; 63:5; 89:10, 13; 98:1; 118:15; Is 10:12; 40:10; 51:9; 52:10; 63:12; Jr 48:29; Dn 4:37; 5:25; Ro 1:21; 2Co 10:5; 1P 5:5; Rv 18:8.
[52] 1S 2:4, 6; Jb 5:11; 34:24; Ps 107:40; 113:6; Ec 4:14; Ezk 17:24; Am 9:11; Mk 6:3; Lk 18:14; Jm 1:9; 4:10.
[53] 1S 2:5; Ps 34:10; 107:8; 146:7; Ezk 34:29; Mt 5:6; Lk 6:21, 24; 12:16; 16:19; 18:11, 24; Jn 6:11, 35; 1Co 1:26; 4:8; Jm 2:5, 6; 5:1; Rv 3:17; 7:16.
[54] Ps 98:3; Is 44:21; 46:3; 49:14; 54:6; 63:7; Jr 31:3, 20; 33:24; Mi 7:20; Zp 3:14; Zc 9:9; Lk 1:70.
[55] Gn 12:3; 17:19; 22:18; 26:4; 28:14; Ps 105:6; 132:11; Ro 11:28; Ga 3:16.

The nativity and circumcision of John.

57 Now Elisabeth's full time came that she should be delivered; and she brought forth a son. 58 And her neighbours and her cousins heard how the Lord had shewed great mercy upon her; and they rejoiced with her. 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. 60 And his mother answered and said, Not [so]; but he shall be called John. 61 And they said unto her, There is none of thy kindred that is called by this name. 62 And they made signs to his father, how he would have him called. 63 And he asked for a writing table, and wrote, saying, His name is John. And they marvelled all. 64 And his mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue [loosed], and he spake, and praised God. 65 And fear came on all that dwelt round about them: and all these sayings were noised abroad throughout all the hill country of Judaea. 66 And all they that heard [them] laid [them] up in their hearts, saying, What manner of child shall this be! And the hand of the Lord was with him.

[57] Gn 21:2; Nu 23:19; Lk 1:13; 2:6.
[58] Gn 21:6; Ru 4:14; Ps 113:9; Is 66:9; Lk 1:14, 25; Ro 12:15; 1Co 12:26.
[59] Gn 17:12; 21:3; Lv 12:3; Lk 2:21; Ac 7:8; Php 3:5.
[60] 2S 12:25; Is 8:3; Mt 1:25; Lk 1:13.
[62] Lk 1:22.
[63] Pv 3:3; Is 30:8; Jr 17:1; Hab 2:2; Lk 1:13, 60.
[64] Ex 4:15; Ps 30:7; 51:15; 118:18; Is 12:1; Jr 1:9; Ezk 3:27; 29:21; 33:22; Dn 4:34; Mt 9:33; Mk 7:32; Lk 1:20.
[65] Jsh 10:6, 40; Lk 1:39; 7:16; Ac 2:43; 5:5, 11; 19:17; Rv 11:11.
[66] Gn 37:11; 39:2; Jg 13:24; 1S 2:18; 16:18; 1K 18:46; Ps 80:17; 89:21; 119:11; Lk 1:80; 2:19, 40, 51; 9:44; Ac 11:21.

The prophecy of Zacharias, both of Christ,

67 And his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Ghost, and prophesied, saying, 68 Blessed [be] the Lord God of Israel; for he hath visited and redeemed his people, 69 And hath raised up an horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David; 70 As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets, which have been since the world began: 71 That we should be saved from our enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us; 72 To perform the mercy [promised] to our fathers, and to remember his holy covenant; 73 The oath which he sware to our father Abraham, 74 That he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve