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 Luke 1:5 - 44
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The New American Standard Bible
   Book of Luke
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1:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
In R11 the days of Herod, king of Judea, there was a priest named Zacharias, F7 of the division R12 of Abijah; F8 and he had a wife from F9 the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth.
 
1:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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They were both righteous R13 in the sight of God, walking blamelessly R14 in all the commandments and requirements of the Lord.
 
1:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
But they had no child, because Elizabeth was barren, and they were both advanced in years. F10
 
1:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Now it happened that while he R15 was performing his priestly service before God in the appointed order of his division,
 
1:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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according to the custom of the priestly office, he was chosen by lot to R16 enter the temple of the Lord and burn incense.
 
1:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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And the whole multitude of the people were in prayer outside R17 at the hour of the incense offering.
 
1:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
And an R18 angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing to the right of the altar of incense.
 
1:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Zacharias was troubled when he saw the angel, and fear R19 gripped F11 him.
 
1:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
But the angel said to him, "Do R20 not be afraid, Zacharias, for your petition has been heard, and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you R21 will give F12 him the name John.
 
1:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"You will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth.
 
1:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"For he will be great in the sight of the Lord; and he will drink R22 no wine or liquor, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit while F13 yet in his mother's womb.
 
1:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"And he will turn R23 many of the sons of Israel back to the Lord their God.
 
1:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"It is he who will go R24 as a forerunner before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah, R25 TO TURN THE HEARTS OF THE FATHERS BACK TO THE CHILDREN, and the disobedient to the attitude of the righteous, so as to make R24 ready a people prepared for the Lord."
 
1:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Zacharias said to the angel, "How will I know this for certain? For I R27 am an old man and my wife is advanced in years." F14
 
1:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
The angel answered and said to him, "I am Gabriel, R28 who stands R29 F15 in the presence of God, and I have been sent to speak to you and to bring you this good news.
 
1:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"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."
 
1:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
The people were waiting for Zacharias, and were wondering at his delay in the temple.
 
1:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
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 kept R30 making F16 signs to them, and remained mute.
 
1:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
When the days of his priestly service were ended, he went back home.
 
1:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
After these days Elizabeth his wife became pregnant, and she kept F17 herself in seclusion for five months, saying,
 
1:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"This is the way the Lord has dealt with me in the days when He looked with favor upon me, to take R31 away my disgrace among men."
 
1:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel R32 was sent from God to a city in Galilee called Nazareth, R33
 
1:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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to a R34 virgin engaged F18 to a man whose name was Joseph, of R35 the descendants F19 of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. F20
 
1:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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And coming in, he said to her, "Greetings, favored F21 one! The Lord is F22 with you."
 
1:29 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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But she was R36 very perplexed at this statement, and kept pondering what kind of salutation this was.
 
1:30 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The angel said to her, "Do R37 not be afraid, Mary; for you have found favor with God.
 
1:31 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall R38 name Him Jesus.
 
1:32 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"He will be great and will be called the Son of the R39 Most High; and the Lord God will give Him the R40 throne of His father David;
 
1:33 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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and R41 He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and R42 His kingdom will have no end."
 
1:34 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Mary said to the angel, "How can F23 this be, since I am F24 a virgin?"
 
1:35 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The angel answered and said to her, "The R43 Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the R44 Most High will overshadow you; and for that reason the R45 holy F25 Child shall be called the R46 Son of God.
 
1:36 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"And behold, even your relative Elizabeth has also conceived a son in her old age; and she F26 who was called barren is now in her sixth month.
 
1:37 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"For nothing R47 F27 will be impossible with God."
 
1:38 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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And Mary said, "Behold, the bondslave F28 of the Lord; may it be done to me according to your word." And the angel departed from her.
 
1:39 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Now at F29 this time Mary arose and went in a hurry to the R48 hill country, to a city of Judah,
 
1:40 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
and entered the house of Zacharias and greeted Elizabeth.
 
1:41 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the baby leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled R49 with the Holy Spirit.
 
1:42 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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And she cried out with a loud voice and said, "Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb!
 
1:43 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"And how F30 has it happened to me, that the mother of my R50 Lord would come to me?
 
1:44 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"For behold, when the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby leaped in my womb for joy.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F7 I.e. Zechariah
F8 Gr Abia
F9 I.e. of priestly descent
F10 Lit days
F11 Or fell upon
F12 Lit call his name
F13 Lit from
F14 Lit days
F15 Lit stand beside
F16 Or beckoning to or nodding to
F17 Lit was hidden
F18 Or betrothed; i.e. the first stage of marriage in Jewish culture, usually lasting for a year before the wedding night. More legal than engagement
F19 Lit house
F20 Gr Mariam; i.e. Heb Miriam; so throughout Luke
F21 Or woman richly blessed
F22 Or be
F23 Lit will
F24 Lit know no man
F25 Lit the holy thing begotten
F26 Lit this is the sixth month to her who
F27 Lit not any word
F28 I.e. female slave
F29 Lit in these days
F30 Lit from where this to me

 

CROSS REFERENCES:
R11 Matthew 2:1
R12 1 Chronicles 24:10
R13 Genesis 7:1; Acts 2:25;
R14 Philippians 2:15; 3:6; 1 Thessalonians 3:13
R15 1 Chronicles 24:19; 2 Chronicles 8:14; 31:2
R16 Exodus 30:7f
R17 Leviticus 16:17
R18 Luke 2:9; Acts 5:19
R19 Luke 2:9
R20 Matthew 14:27; Luke 1:30
R21 Luke 1:60,63
R22 Numbers 6:3; Judges 13:4; Matthew 11:18; Luke 7:33
R23 Matthew 3:2,6; Luke 3:3
R24 Luke 1:76
R25 Matthew 11:14
R26 Malachi 4:6
R27 Genesis 17:17
R28 Daniel 8:16; 9:21; Luke 1:26
R29 Matthew 18:10
R30 Luke 1:62
R31 Genesis 30:23; Isaiah 4:1; 25:8
R32 Luke 1:19
R33 Matthew 2:23
R34 Matthew 1:18
R35 Matthew 1:16,20; Luke 2:4
R36 Luke 1:12
R37 Matthew 14:27; Luke 1:13
R38 Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:21,25; Luke 2:21
R39 Mark 5:7; Luke 1:35,76; 6:35; Acts 7:48
R40 2 Samuel 7:12,13,16; Isaiah 9:7
R41 Matthew 1:1
R42 2 Samuel 7:13,16; Psalms 89:36,37; Daniel 2:44; 7:14,18,27; Matthew 28:18
R43 Matthew 1:18
R44 Luke 1:32
R45 Mark 1:24
R46 Matthew 4:3; John 1:34,49; 20:31
R47 Genesis 18:14; Jeremiah 32:17; Matthew 19:26
R48 Joshua 20:7; 21:11; Luke 1:65
R49 Luke 1:67; Acts 2:4; 4:8; 9:17
R50 Luke 2:11

 
 

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