Luke 1 ©
Luke's preface. An angel appeareth to Zacharias, and promiseth him a son in his old age: Zacharias doubting is struck dumb for a sign: his wife Elisabeth conceiveth. The angel's visit to Mary. Elisabeth saluted by Mary prophesieth. Mary's song of thanksgiving. The birth and circumcision of John the Baptist: Zacharias' mouth is opened: his prophecy.
zAnd he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to aturn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient 1to the bwisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for cthe Lord.
And the people waited for Zacharias, and marvelled that he tarried so long in the temple.
And when he came out, he could not speak unto them: and they perceived that he had seen a vision in the temple: for hhe beckoned unto them, and remained speechless.
And when she saw him, tshe was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what *manner of salutation this should be.
Then said Mary unto the angel, bHow shall this be, seeing I know not a man?
And the angel answered and said unto her, cThe Holy *Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of dthe Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called ethe Son of God.
And entered into the house of Zacharias, and saluted Elisabeth.
For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy.
And Mary abode with her about three months, and returned to her own house.
Now Elisabeth's full time came that she should be delivered; and cshe brought forth a son.
And they said unto her, There is none of thy kindred that is called by this name.
And they made signs to his father, how he would have him called.
And he asked for a *writing table, and wrote, saying, His name iis John. And they marvelled all.
zThe oath which he sware to our father Abraham,
Through the 6tender mercy of our God; whereby the 7dayspring from on high hath visited us,