King James Bible

 King James BibleYoung's Literal Translation
1:1  Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us, Seeing that many did take in hand to set in order a narration of the matters that have been fully assured among us,
1:2  Even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word; as they did deliver to us, who from the beginning became eye-witnesses, and officers of the Word, --
1:3  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, it seemed good also to me, having followed from the first after all things exactly, to write to thee in order, most noble Theophilus,
1:4  That thou mightest know the certainty of those things, wherein thou hast been instructed. that thou mayest know the certainty of the things wherein thou wast instructed.
1:5  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. There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judea, a certain priest, by name Zacharias, of the course of Abijah, and his wife of the daughters of Aaron, and her name Elisabeth;
1:6  And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless. and they were both righteous before God, going on in all the commands and righteousnesses of the Lord blameless,
1:7  And they had no child, because that Elisabeth was barren, and they both were now well stricken in years. and they had no child, because that Elisabeth was barren, and both were advanced in their days.
1:8  And it came to pass, that while he executed the priest's office before God in the order of his course, And it came to pass, in his acting as priest, in the order of his course before God,
1:9  According to the custom of the priest's office, his lot was to burn incense when he went into the temple of the Lord. according to the custom of the priesthood, his lot was to make perfume, having gone into the sanctuary of the Lord,
1:10  And the whole multitude of the people were praying without at the time of incense. and all the multitude of the people were praying without, at the hour of the perfume.
 Gabriel Visits Zechariah (Luke 1:11 - Luke 1:20)
1:11  And there appeared unto him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense. And there appeared to him a messenger of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of the perfume,
1:12  And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him. and Zacharias, having seen, was troubled, and fear fell on him;
1:13  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. and the messenger said unto him, `Fear not, Zacharias, for thy supplication was heard, and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear a son to thee, and thou shalt call his name John,
1:14  And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth. and there shall be joy to thee, and gladness, and many at his birth shall joy,
1:15  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. for he shall be great before the Lord, and wine and strong drink he may not drink, and of the Holy Spirit he shall be full, even from his mother's womb;
1:16  And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God. and many of the sons of Israel he shall turn to the Lord their God,
1:17  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. and he shall go before Him, in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn hearts of fathers unto children, and disobedient ones to the wisdom of righteous ones, to make ready for the Lord, a people prepared.'
1:18  And Zacharias said unto the angel, Whereby shall I know this? for I am an old man, and my wife well stricken in years. And Zacharias said unto the messenger, `Whereby shall I know this? for I am aged, and my wife is advanced in her days?'
1:19  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. And the messenger answering said to him, `I am Gabriel, who have been standing near before God, and I was sent to speak unto thee, and to proclaim these good news to thee,
1:20  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. and lo, thou shalt be silent, and not able to speak, till the day that these things shall come to pass, because thou didst not believe my words, that shall be fulfilled in their season.'

 

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