To Theophilus1 Seeing that many attempted to arrange a narrative concerning the [2having a full assurance 3among 4us 1things], 2 as was delivered up to us by the ones from the beginning [2eyewitnesses 3and 4assistants 1having been] of the word, 3 it seemed good that I also, having followed closely from the beginning in all things exactly, [2in order 1write to you], most excellent Theophilus, 4 that you should realize concerning [3of which 5you were instructed 4matters 1the 2certainty].
Zacharias and Elizabeth5 It came to pass in the days of Herod the king of Judea, with a certain priest, by name Zacharias, of the daily rotations of Abia; and his wife of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth. 6 And they were [2righteous 1both] before God, going in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless. 7 And there was no child to them, in so far as Elizabeth was sterile, and both [2advancing 3in 4their days 1were]. 8 And it came to pass in his officiating as priest in the order of his daily rotations before God, 9 according to the custom of the priesthood, he obtained by lot to burn incense when entering into the temple of the Lord. 10 And all the multitude of the people were praying outside at the hour of incense. 11 And there appeared to him an angel of the Lord standing at the right of the altar of incense. 12 And Zacharias was disturbed seeing him, and fear fell upon him. 13 [4said 1And 5to 6him 2the 3angel], Fear not, Zacharias! because [2was heard 1your supplication], and your wife Elizabeth shall bear a son to you, and you shall call his name John. 14 And he will be a joy to you and exultation; and many [2at 3his nativity 1shall rejoice]. 15 For he will be great before the Lord, and wine and liquor in no way shall he drink; and [3spirit 2of holy 1he shall be filled] still from [2belly 1his mother's]. 16 And [2many 3of the 4sons 5of Israel 1he will turn] to the Lord their God. 17 And he shall go forth before him in spirit and power of Elijah, to turn hearts of fathers unto children, and ones resisting persuasion to the intelligence of the righteous; to prepare for the Lord a people being carefully prepared. 18 And Zacharias said to the angel, By what thing shall I know this, for I am an old man, and my wife is advanced in her days? 19 And answering the angel said to him, I am Gabriel, the one standing in the presence of God, and I was sent to speak to you, and to announce good news to you of these things. 20 And behold, you will be kept silent, and not being able to speak till of which day these things take place, because you believed not my words, the ones which shall be fulfilled in their time. 21 And [3were 1the 2people] expecting Zacharias, and they wondered at his passing time in the temple. 22 And having come forth, he was not able to speak to them. And they realized that [2an apparition 1he has seen] in the temple. And he was signifying with his head to them, and he remained mute. 23 And it came to pass as [3were filled 1the 2days] of his ministration, he went forth unto his house. 24 And after these days [3conceived 1Elizabeth 2his wife], and she covered round about and concealed herself [2months 1five], saying that, 25 Thus [3has done to me 1the 2Lord] in the days in which he looked upon to remove my scorn among men.
An Angel Appears unto Mary26 And in the [2month 1sixth 6was sent 3the 4angel 5Gabriel] by God unto a city of Galilee, with the name Nazareth, 27 to a virgin being espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, from the house of David; and the name of the virgin was Mary. 28 And [3entering 1the 2angel] to her, said, Hail! one being shown favor. The Lord is with you, O you being blessed among women. 29 And she, seeing, was disturbed over his word, and reasoned what [2may be 1this greeting]. 30 And [3said 1the 2angel] to her, Fear not Mary! for you found favor with God. 31 And behold, you shall conceive in the womb, and you shall give birth to a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. 32 This one will be great, and [2son 3of highest 1he will be called]; and [3shall give 4to him 1the Lord 2God] the throne of David his father. 33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob into the eons, and of his kingdom there shall not be an end. 34 [3said 1And 2Mary] to the angel, How will this be, since [2a husband 1I know not]? 35 And answering the angel said to her, [2spirit 1Holy] shall come upon you, and power of the highest shall overshadow you; therefore also the one being born of you holy, shall be called Son of God. 36 And behold, Elizabeth your relative, even she is having conceived a son in her old age, and this one [6month 5sixth 3is 4in her 1being called 2sterile]. 37 For not shall [3be impossible 4with 5God 1any 2thing]. 38 [3said 1And 2Mary], Behold, the maidservant of the Lord; may it be to me according to your word. And [3went forth 4from 5her 1the 2angel].
Mary Visits Elizabeth39 [3rising up 1And 2Mary] in these days, went into the mountainous area with haste, unto a city of Judah. 40 And she entered into the house of Zacharias, and she greeted Elizabeth. 41 And it came to pass as Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, [3leaped 1the 2babe] in her belly. And [2was filled 4spirit 3of holy 1Elizabeth]. 42 And she sounded out loud [2voice 1with a great] and said, O you being blessed among women, and being blessed is the fruit of your belly. 43 And from where is this to me, that [4should come 1the 2mother 3of my Lord] to me? 44 For behold, as [4took place 1the 2sound 3of your greeting] in my ears, [3leaped 4in 5exultation 1the 2babe] in my belly. 45 And blessed is the one believing, for there will be a perfection to the things spoken to her by the Lord.
Mary Magnifies the Lord46 And Mary said, [3magnifies 2soul 1My] the Lord, 47 and [2exults 1my spirit] over God my deliverer. 48 For he looked upon the low estate of his maidservant. For behold, from the present [3shall declare me blessed 1all 2generations]. 49 For [3did 4a magnificent thing to me 1the 2mighty one], and holy is his name. 50 And his mercy is for generations of generations to the ones fearing him. 51 He executed might with his arm; he dispersed proud ones -- the thought of their hearts. 52 He demolished mighty ones from thrones, and raised up high humble ones. 53 [2ones being hungry 1He filled up] of good things, and ones being rich he sent out empty. 54 He took hold of Israel his servant, [2to be remembered 1for mercy], 55 (as he said to our fathers, to Abraham and to his seed), into the eon. 56 [3abided 1And 2Mary] with her about [2months 1three]; and she returned unto her house.
The Birth of John the Baptist57 And Elizabeth fulfilled the time of her giving birth; and she bore a son. 58 And [3heard 1the ones 2adjacent], and her relatives, that the Lord magnified his mercy with her; and they rejoiced along with her. 59 And it came to pass in the eighth day, they came to circumcise the child; and they called it after the name of his father Zacharias. 60 And answering his mother said, No, but he shall be called John. 61 And they said to her that, No one is among your kin who is called by this name. 62 And they beckoned to his father, for the name that he might want to call him. 63 And asking for a writing tablet, he wrote, saying, John is his name. And they all marveled. 64 [3was opened 1And 2his mouth] immediately, and his tongue, and he spoke blessing God. 65 And [2came 3upon 4all 1fear] the ones living about them. And in the entire mountainous area of Judea [3were discussed 1all 2these matters]. 66 And [4placed them 1all 2the ones 3having heard] in their heart, saying, What then [2this child 1will] be? And the hand of the Lord was with him.
The Prophecy of Zacharias67 And Zacharias his father was filled [2spirit 1of holy], and prophesied, saying, 68 Blessed is the Lord God of Israel, for he visited and made a ransoming to his people; 69 and he raised a horn of deliverance to us by the house of David his servant; 70 as he spoke by the mouth of the holy ones, of the ones from the eon, his prophets -- 71 deliverance from our enemies, and from the hand of all of the ones detesting us; 72 to do mercy with our fathers, and to remember [3covenant 2holy 1his]; 73 the oath which he swore to Abraham our father to grant to us; 74 [7fearlessly 2from out of 3the hand 4of our enemies 1being rescued 5to serve 6him]; 75 in sacredness and righteousness before him all the days of our life. 76 And you, child, [2prophet 3of highest 1shall be called]; for you shall go forth before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways; 77 to give knowledge of deliverance to his people in a release of their sins; 78 through feelings of compassion of mercy of our God, in which [4visited 5us 1the rising 2of 3the height]; 79 to shine unto the ones in darkness and [2in the shadow 3of death 1sitting]; to straighten out our feet unto the way of peace. 80 And the child grew, and was fortified in spirit, and was in the wildernesses until the day of his appointment with Israel.
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