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Dedication to Theophilus

(Acts 1:1-3)

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1Many have undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been fulfilled among us,1Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile a narrative of the things that have been accomplished among us,1Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile an account of the things accomplished among us,1Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us,1Many have undertaken to compile a narrative about the events that have been fulfilled among us,
2just as they were handed down to us by those who from the first were eyewitnesses and servants of the word.2just as those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word have delivered them to us,2just as they were handed down to us by those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and servants of the word,2Even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word;2just as the original eyewitnesses and servants of the word handed them down to us.
3With 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,3it seemed good to me also, having followed all things closely for some time past, to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus,3it seemed fitting for me as well, having investigated everything carefully from the beginning, to write it out for you in consecutive order, most excellent Theophilus;3It 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,3It also seemed good to me, since I have carefully investigated everything from the very first, to write to you in an orderly sequence, most honorable Theophilus,
4so that you may know the certainty of the things you have been taught.4that you may have certainty concerning the things you have been taught.4so that you may know the exact truth about the things you have been taught.4That thou mightest know the certainty of those things, wherein thou hast been instructed.4so that you may know the certainty of the things about which you have been instructed.

The Birth of John the Baptist Foretold

(Matthew 11:7-19; Luke 7:24-35; Luke 16:14-17)

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5In 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.5In the days of Herod, king of Judea, there was a priest named Zechariah, of the division of Abijah. And he had a wife from the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth.5In the days of Herod, king of Judea, there was a priest named Zacharias, of the division of Abijah; and he had a wife from the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth.5There 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.5In the days of King Herod of Judea, there was a priest of Abijah's division named Zechariah. His wife was from the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth.
6Both of them were righteous in the sight of God, observing all the Lord's commands and decrees blamelessly.6And they were both righteous before God, walking blamelessly in all the commandments and statutes of the Lord.6They were both righteous in the sight of God, walking blamelessly in all the commandments and requirements of the Lord.6And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.6Both were righteous in God's sight, living without blame according to all the commands and requirements of the Lord.
7But they were childless because Elizabeth was not able to conceive, and they were both very old.7But they had no child, because Elizabeth was barren, and both were advanced in years.7But they had no child, because Elizabeth was barren, and they were both advanced in years.7And they had no child, because that Elisabeth was barren, and they both were now well stricken in years.7But they had no children because Elizabeth could not conceive, and both of them were well along in years.
8Once when Zechariah's division was on duty and he was serving as priest before God,8Now while he was serving as priest before God when his division was on duty,8Now it happened that while he was performing his priestly service before God in the appointed order of his division,8And it came to pass, that while he executed the priest's office before God in the order of his course,8When his division was on duty and he was serving as priest before God,
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9he was chosen by lot, according to the custom of the priesthood, to go into the temple of the Lord and burn incense.9according to the custom of the priesthood, he was chosen by lot to enter the temple of the Lord and burn incense.9according to the custom of the priestly office, he was chosen by lot to enter the temple of the Lord and burn incense.9According to the custom of the priest's office, his lot was to burn incense when he went into the temple of the Lord.9it happened that he was chosen by lot, according to the custom of the priesthood, to enter the sanctuary of the Lord and burn incense.
10And when the time for the burning of incense came, all the assembled worshipers were praying outside.10And the whole multitude of the people were praying outside at the hour of incense.10And the whole multitude of the people were in prayer outside at the hour of the incense offering.10And the whole multitude of the people were praying without at the time of incense.10At the hour of incense the whole assembly of the people was praying outside.
11Then an angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing at the right side of the altar of incense.11And there appeared to him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense.11And an angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing to the right of the altar of incense.11And there appeared unto him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense.11An angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing to the right of the altar of incense.
12When Zechariah saw him, he was startled and was gripped with fear.12And Zechariah was troubled when he saw him, and fear fell upon him.12Zacharias was troubled when he saw the angel, and fear gripped him.12And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him.12When Zechariah saw him, he was startled and overcome with fear.
13But 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.13But the angel said to him, “Do not be afraid, Zechariah, for your prayer has been heard, and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall call his name John.13But the angel said to him, "Do not be afraid, Zacharias, for your petition has been heard, and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you will give him the name John.13But 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.13But the angel said to him: Do not be afraid, Zechariah, because your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you will name him John.
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14He will be a joy and delight to you, and many will rejoice because of his birth,14And you will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth,14"You will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth.14And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth.14There will be joy and delight for you, and many will rejoice at his birth.
15for 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.15for he will be great before the Lord. And he must not drink wine or strong drink, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother’s womb.15"For he will be great in the sight of the Lord; and he will drink no wine or liquor, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit while yet in his mother's womb.15For 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.15For he will be great in the sight of the Lord and will never drink wine or beer. He will be filled with the Holy Spirit while still in his mother's womb.
16He will bring back many of the people of Israel to the Lord their God.16And he will turn many of the children of Israel to the Lord their God,16"And he will turn many of the sons of Israel back to the Lord their God.16And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God.16He will turn many of the sons of Israel to the Lord their God.
17And 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."17and 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 just, to make ready for the Lord a people prepared.”17"It is he who will go as a forerunner before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah, TO TURN THE HEARTS OF THE FATHERS BACK TO THE CHILDREN, and the disobedient to the attitude of the righteous, so as to make ready a people prepared for the Lord."17And 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.17And he will go before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of fathers to their children, and the disobedient to the understanding of the righteous, to make ready for the Lord a prepared people."
18Zechariah asked the angel, "How can I be sure of this? I am an old man and my wife is well along in years."18And Zechariah said to the angel, “How shall I know this? For I am an old man, and my wife is advanced in years.”18Zacharias said to the angel, "How will I know this for certain? For I am an old man and my wife is advanced in years."18And Zacharias said unto the angel, Whereby shall I know this? for I am an old man, and my wife well stricken in years.18How can I know this?" Zechariah asked the angel. "For I am an old man, and my wife is well along in years."
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19The 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.19And the angel answered him, “I am Gabriel. I stand in the presence of God, and I was sent to speak to you and to bring you this good news.19The angel answered and said to him, "I am Gabriel, who stands in the presence of God, and I have been sent to speak to you and to bring you this good news.19And 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.19The angel answered him, "I am Gabriel, who stands in the presence of God, and I was sent to speak to you and tell you this good news.
20And 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."20And behold, you will be silent and unable to speak until the day that these things take place, because you did not believe my words, which will be fulfilled in their time.”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."20And, 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.20Now listen! You will become silent and unable to speak until the day these things take place, because you did not believe my words, which will be fulfilled in their proper time."
21Meanwhile, the people were waiting for Zechariah and wondering why he stayed so long in the temple.21And the people were waiting for Zechariah, and they were wondering at his delay in the temple.21The people were waiting for Zacharias, and were wondering at his delay in the temple.21And the people waited for Zacharias, and marvelled that he tarried so long in the temple.21Meanwhile, the people were waiting for Zechariah, amazed that he stayed so long in the sanctuary.
22When 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.22And 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 kept making signs to them and remained mute.22But 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 kept making signs to them, and remained mute.22And 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.22When he did come out, he could not speak to them. Then they realized that he had seen a vision in the sanctuary. He kept making signs to them and remained speechless.
23When his time of service was completed, he returned home.23And when his time of service was ended, he went to his home.23When the days of his priestly service were ended, he went back home.23And it came to pass, that, as soon as the days of his ministration were accomplished, he departed to his own house.23When the days of his ministry were completed, he went back home.
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24After this his wife Elizabeth became pregnant and for five months remained in seclusion.24After these days his wife Elizabeth conceived, and for five months she kept herself hidden, saying,24After these days Elizabeth his wife became pregnant, and she kept herself in seclusion for five months, saying,24And after those days his wife Elisabeth conceived, and hid herself five months, saying,24After these days his wife Elizabeth conceived and kept herself in seclusion for five months. She said, "
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."25“Thus the Lord has done for me in the days when he looked on me, to take away my reproach among people.”25"This is the way the Lord has dealt with me in the days when He looked with favor upon me, to take away my disgrace among men."25Thus hath the Lord dealt with me in the days wherein he looked on me, to take away my reproach among men.25The Lord has done this for me. He has looked with favor in these days to take away my disgrace among the people."

The Birth of Jesus Foretold

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26In the sixth month of Elizabeth's pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee,26In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth,26Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city in Galilee called Nazareth,26And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,26In the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth,
27to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin's name was Mary.27to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. And the virgin’s name was Mary.27to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the descendants of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.27To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.27to a virgin engaged to a man named Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin's name was Mary.
28The angel went to her and said, "Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you."28And he came to her and said, “Greetings, O favored one, the Lord is with you!”28And coming in, he said to her, "Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you."28And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.28And the angel came to her and said, "Rejoice, favored woman! The Lord is with you."
29Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be.29But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and tried to discern what sort of greeting this might be.29But she was very perplexed at this statement, and kept pondering what kind of salutation this was.29And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.29But she was deeply troubled by this statement, wondering what kind of greeting this could be.
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30But the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God.30And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.30The angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary; for you have found favor with God.30And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.30Then the angel told her: Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.
31You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus.31And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus.31"And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name Him Jesus.31And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.31Now listen: You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you will call His name Jesus.
32He 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,32He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David,32"He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David;32He 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:32He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David.
33and he will reign over Jacob's descendants forever; his kingdom will never end."33and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.”33and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and His kingdom will have no end."33And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.33He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and His kingdom will have no end.
34"How will this be," Mary asked the angel, "since I am a virgin?"34And Mary said to the angel, “How will this be, since I am a virgin?”34Mary said to the angel, "How can this be, since I am a virgin?"34Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?34Mary asked the angel, "How can this be, since I have not been intimate with a man?"
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35The 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.35And the angel answered her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy—the Son of God.35The angel answered and said to her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; and for that reason the holy Child shall be called the Son of God.35And 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.35The angel replied to her:" The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. Therefore, the holy One to be born will be called the Son of God.
36Even 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.36And behold, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son, and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren.36"And behold, even your relative Elizabeth has also conceived a son in her old age; and she who was called barren is now in her sixth month.36And, 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.36And consider your relative Elizabeth--even she has conceived a son in her old age, and this is the sixth month for her who was called childless.
37For no word from God will ever fail."37For nothing will be impossible with God.”37"For nothing will be impossible with God."37For with God nothing shall be impossible.37For nothing will be impossible with God.""
38"I am the Lord's servant," Mary answered. "May your word to me be fulfilled." Then the angel left her.38And Mary said, “Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.38And Mary said, "Behold, the bondslave of the Lord; may it be done to me according to your word." And the angel departed from her.38And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.38I am the Lord's slave," said Mary. "May it be done to me according to your word." Then the angel left her.

Mary Visits Elizabeth

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39At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea,39In those days Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a town in Judah,39Now at this time Mary arose and went in a hurry to the hill country, to a city of Judah,39And Mary arose in those days, and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Juda;39In those days Mary set out and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judah
40where she entered Zechariah's home and greeted Elizabeth.40and she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth.40and entered the house of Zacharias and greeted Elizabeth.40And entered into the house of Zacharias, and saluted Elisabeth.40where she entered Zechariah's house and greeted Elizabeth.
41When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.41And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the baby leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit,41When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the baby leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.41And 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:41When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the baby leaped inside her, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.
42In a loud voice she exclaimed: "Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear!42and she exclaimed with a loud cry, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb!42And she cried out with a loud voice and said, "Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb!42And she spake out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.42Then she exclaimed with a loud cry:" You are the most blessed of women, and your child will be blessed!
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43But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?43And why is this granted to me that the mother of my Lord should come to me?43"And how has it happened to me, that the mother of my Lord would come to me?43And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?43How could this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?
44As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy.44For behold, when the sound of your greeting came to my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy.44"For behold, when the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby leaped in my womb for joy.44For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy.44For you see, when the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby leaped for joy inside me!
45Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!"45And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord.”45"And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what had been spoken to her by the Lord."45And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord.45She who has believed is blessed because what was spoken to her by the Lord will be fulfilled!"

Mary's Song of Praise

(1 Samuel 2:1-11)

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46And Mary said: "My soul glorifies the Lord46And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord,46And Mary said: "My soul exalts the Lord,46And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord,46And Mary said: My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,
47and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,47and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,47And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior.47And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.47and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior,
48for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed,48for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant. For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed;48"For He has had regard for the humble state of His bondslave; For behold, from this time on all generations will count me blessed.48For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.48because He has looked with favor on the humble condition of His slave. Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed,
49for the Mighty One has done great things for me-- holy is his name.49for he who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name.49"For the Mighty One has done great things for me; And holy is His name.49For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name.49because the Mighty One has done great things for me, and His name is holy.
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50His mercy extends to those who fear him, from generation to generation.50And his mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation.50"AND HIS MERCY IS UPON GENERATION AFTER GENERATION TOWARD THOSE WHO FEAR HIM.50And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation.50His mercy is from generation to generation on those who fear Him.
51He has performed mighty deeds with his arm; he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts.51He has shown strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts;51"He has done mighty deeds with His arm; He has scattered those who were proud in the thoughts of their heart.51He hath shewed strength with his arm; he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.51He has done a mighty deed with His arm; He has scattered the proud because of the thoughts of their hearts;
52He has brought down rulers from their thrones but has lifted up the humble.52he has brought down the mighty from their thrones and exalted those of humble estate;52"He has brought down rulers from their thrones, And has exalted those who were humble.52He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree.52He has toppled the mighty from their thrones and exalted the lowly.
53He has filled the hungry with good things but has sent the rich away empty.53he has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent away empty.53"HE HAS FILLED THE HUNGRY WITH GOOD THINGS; And sent away the rich empty-handed.53He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away.53He has satisfied the hungry with good things and sent the rich away empty.
54He has helped his servant Israel, remembering to be merciful54He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy,54"He has given help to Israel His servant, In remembrance of His mercy,54He hath holpen his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy;54He has helped His servant Israel, mindful of His mercy,
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55to Abraham and his descendants forever, just as he promised our ancestors."55as he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his offspring forever.”55As He spoke to our fathers, To Abraham and his descendants forever."55As he spake to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for ever.55just as He spoke to our ancestors, to Abraham and his descendants forever.
56Mary stayed with Elizabeth for about three months and then returned home.56And Mary remained with her about three months and returned to her home.56And Mary stayed with her about three months, and then returned to her home.56And Mary abode with her about three months, and returned to her own house.56And Mary stayed with her about three months; then she returned to her home.

The Birth of John the Baptist

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57When it was time for Elizabeth to have her baby, she gave birth to a son.57Now the time came for Elizabeth to give birth, and she bore a son.57Now the time had come for Elizabeth to give birth, and she gave birth to a son.57Now Elisabeth's full time came that she should be delivered; and she brought forth a son.57Now the time had come for Elizabeth to give birth, and she had a son.
58Her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown her great mercy, and they shared her joy.58And her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown great mercy to her, and they rejoiced with her.58Her neighbors and her relatives heard that the Lord had displayed His great mercy toward her; and they were rejoicing with her.58And her neighbours and her cousins heard how the Lord had shewed great mercy upon her; and they rejoiced with her.58Then her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown her His great mercy, and they rejoiced with her.
59On the eighth day they came to circumcise the child, and they were going to name him after his father Zechariah,59And on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child. And they would have called him Zechariah after his father,59And it happened that on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child, and they were going to call him Zacharias, after his father.59And 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.59When they came to circumcise the child on the eighth day, they were going to name him Zechariah, after his father.
60but his mother spoke up and said, "No! He is to be called John."60but his mother answered, “No; he shall be called John.”60But his mother answered and said, "No indeed; but he shall be called John."60And his mother answered and said, Not so; but he shall be called John.60But his mother responded, "No! He will be called John."
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61They said to her, "There is no one among your relatives who has that name."61And they said to her, “None of your relatives is called by this name.”61And they said to her, "There is no one among your relatives who is called by that name."61And they said unto her, There is none of thy kindred that is called by this name.61Then they said to her, "None of your relatives has that name."
62Then they made signs to his father, to find out what he would like to name the child.62And they made signs to his father, inquiring what he wanted him to be called.62And they made signs to his father, as to what he wanted him called.62And they made signs to his father, how he would have him called.62So they motioned to his father to find out what he wanted him to be called.
63He asked for a writing tablet, and to everyone's astonishment he wrote, "His name is John."63And he asked for a writing tablet and wrote, “His name is John.” And they all wondered.63And he asked for a tablet and wrote as follows, "His name is John." And they were all astonished.63And he asked for a writing table, and wrote, saying, His name is John. And they marvelled all.63He asked for a writing tablet and wrote: HIS NAME IS JOHN. And they were all amazed.
64Immediately his mouth was opened and his tongue set free, and he began to speak, praising God.64And immediately his mouth was opened and his tongue loosed, and he spoke, blessing God.64And at once his mouth was opened and his tongue loosed, and he began to speak in praise of God.64And his mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue loosed, and he spake, and praised God.64Immediately his mouth was opened and his tongue set free, and he began to speak, praising God.
65All the neighbors were filled with awe, and throughout the hill country of Judea people were talking about all these things.65And fear came on all their neighbors. And all these things were talked about through all the hill country of Judea,65Fear came on all those living around them; and all these matters were being talked about in all the hill country of Judea.65And fear came on all that dwelt round about them: and all these sayings were noised abroad throughout all the hill country of Judaea.65Fear came on all those who lived around them, and all these things were being talked about throughout the hill country of Judea.
66Everyone who heard this wondered about it, asking, "What then is this child going to be?" For the Lord's hand was with him.66and all who heard them laid them up in their hearts, saying, “What then will this child be?” For the hand of the Lord was with him.66All who heard them kept them in mind, saying, "What then will this child turn out to be?" For the hand of the Lord was certainly with him.66And 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.66All who heard about him took it to heart, saying, "What then will this child become?" For, indeed, the Lord's hand was with him.

Zechariah's Song

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67His father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied:67And his father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied, saying,67And his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Spirit, and prophesied, saying:67And his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Ghost, and prophesied, saying,67Then his father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied:
68"Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has come to his people and redeemed them.68“Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he has visited and redeemed his people68"Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, For He has visited us and accomplished redemption for His people,68Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he hath visited and redeemed his people,68Praise the Lord, the God of Israel, because He has visited and provided redemption for His people.
69He has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David69and has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David,69And has raised up a horn of salvation for us In the house of David His servant--69And hath raised up an horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David;69He has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of His servant David,
70(as he said through his holy prophets of long ago),70as he spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets from of old,70As He spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets from of old--70As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets, which have been since the world began:70just as He spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets in ancient times;
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71salvation from our enemies and from the hand of all who hate us--71that we should be saved from our enemies and from the hand of all who hate us;71Salvation FROM OUR ENEMIES, And FROM THE HAND OF ALL WHO HATE US;71That we should be saved from our enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us;71salvation from our enemies and from the clutches of those who hate us.
72to show mercy to our ancestors and to remember his holy covenant,72to show the mercy promised to our fathers and to remember his holy covenant,72To show mercy toward our fathers, And to remember His holy covenant,72To perform the mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember his holy covenant;72He has dealt mercifully with our fathers and remembered His holy covenant--
73the oath he swore to our father Abraham:73the oath that he swore to our father Abraham, to grant us73The oath which He swore to Abraham our father,73The oath which he sware to our father Abraham,73the oath that He swore to our father Abraham. He has given us the privilege,
74to rescue us from the hand of our enemies, and to enable us to serve him without fear74that we, being delivered from the hand of our enemies, might serve him without fear,74To grant us that we, being rescued from the hand of our enemies, Might serve Him without fear,74That he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear,74since we have been rescued from our enemies' clutches, to serve Him without fear
75in holiness and righteousness before him all our days.75in holiness and righteousness before him all our days.75In holiness and righteousness before Him all our days.75In holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life.75in holiness and righteousness in His presence all our days.
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76And 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,76And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High; for you will go before the Lord to prepare his ways,76"And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High; For you will go on BEFORE THE LORD TO PREPARE HIS WAYS;76And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest: for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways;76And child, you will be called a prophet of the Most High, for you will go before the Lord to prepare His ways,
77to give his people the knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of their sins,77to give knowledge of salvation to his people in the forgiveness of their sins,77To give to His people the knowledge of salvation By the forgiveness of their sins,77To give knowledge of salvation unto his people by the remission of their sins,77to give His people knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of their sins.
78because of the tender mercy of our God, by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven78because of the tender mercy of our God, whereby the sunrise shall visit us from on high78Because of the tender mercy of our God, With which the Sunrise from on high will visit us,78Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us,78Because of our God's merciful compassion, the Dawn from on high will visit us
79to shine on those living in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the path of peace."79to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.”79TO SHINE UPON THOSE WHO SIT IN DARKNESS AND THE SHADOW OF DEATH, To guide our feet into the way of peace."79To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.79to shine on those who live in darkness and the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.
80And the child grew and became strong in spirit; and he lived in the wilderness until he appeared publicly to Israel.80And the child grew and became strong in spirit, and he was in the wilderness until the day of his public appearance to Israel.80And 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.80And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, and was in the deserts till the day of his shewing unto Israel.80The child grew up and became spiritually strong, and he was in the wilderness until the day of his public appearance to Israel.



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