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Luke 1 :: Darby Translation (DBY)

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Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:1 - Forasmuch as many have undertaken to draw up a relation concerning the matters fully believed among us,

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:2 - as those who from the beginning were eye-witnesses of and attendants on the Word have delivered them to us,

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:3 - it has seemed good to *me* also, accurately acquainted from the origin with all things, to write to thee with method, most excellent Theophilus,

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:4 - that thou mightest know the certainty of those things in which thou hast been instructed.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:5 - There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judaea, a certain priest, by name Zacharias, of the course of Abia, and his wife of the daughters of Aaron, and her name Elizabeth.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:6 - And they were both just before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:7 - And they had no child, because Elizabeth was barren, and they were both advanced in years.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:8 - And it came to pass, as he fulfilled his priestly service before God in the order of his course,

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:9 - it fell to him by lot, according to the custom of the priesthood, to enter into the temple of the Lord to burn incense.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:10 - And all the multitude of the people were praying without at the hour of incense.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:11 - And an angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing on the right of the altar of incense.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:12 - And Zacharias was troubled, seeing him, and fear fell upon him.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:13 - But the angel said to him, Fear not, Zacharias, because thy supplication has been heard, and thy wife Elizabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:14 - And he shall be to thee joy and rejoicing, and many shall rejoice at his birth.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:15 - For he shall be great before the Lord, and he shall drink no wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother's womb.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:16 - And many of the sons of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:17 - And *he* shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn hearts of fathers to children, and disobedient ones to the thoughts of just men, to make ready for the Lord a prepared people.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:18 - And Zacharias said to the angel, How shall I know this, for *I* am an old man, and my wife advanced in years?

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:19 - And the angel answering, said to him, *I* am Gabriel, who stand before God, and I have been sent to speak to thee, and to bring these glad tidings to thee;

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:20 - and behold, thou shalt be silent and not able to speak, till the day in which these things shall take place, because thou hast not believed my words, the which shall be fulfilled in their time.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:21 - And the people were awaiting Zacharias, and they wondered at his delaying in the temple.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:22 - But when he came out he could not speak to them, and they recognised that he had seen a vision in the temple. And he was making signs to them, and continued dumb.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:23 - And it came to pass, when the days of his service were completed, he departed to his house.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:24 - Now after these days, Elizabeth his wife conceived, and hid herself five months, saying,

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:25 - Thus has the Lord done to me in these days in which he looked upon me to take away my reproach among men.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:26 - But in the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent of God to a city of Galilee, of which the name was Nazareth,

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:27 - to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:28 - And the angel came in to her, and said, Hail, thou favoured one! the Lord is with thee: blessed art *thou* amongst women.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:29 - But she, seeing the angel, was troubled at his word, and reasoned in her mind what this salutation might be.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:30 - And the angel said to her, Fear not, Mary, for thou hast found favour with God;

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:31 - and behold, thou shalt conceive in the womb and bear a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:32 - *He* shall be great, and shall be called Son of the Highest; and the Lord God shall give him the throne of David his father;

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:33 - and he shall reign over the house of Jacob for the ages, and of his kingdom there shall not be an end.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:34 - But Mary said to the angel, How shall this be, since I know not a man?

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:35 - And the angel answering said to her, The Holy Spirit shall come upon thee, and power of the Highest overshadow thee, wherefore the holy thing also which shall be born shall be called Son of God.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:36 - And behold, Elizabeth, thy kinswoman, she also has conceived a son in her old age, and this is the sixth month to her that was called barren:

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:37 - for nothing shall be impossible with God.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:38 - And Mary said, Behold the bondmaid of the Lord; be it to me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:39 - And Mary, rising up in those days, went into the hill country with haste, to a city of Judah,

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:40 - and entered into the house of Zacharias, and saluted Elizabeth.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:41 - And it came to pass, as Elizabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit,

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:42 - and cried out with a loud voice and said, Blessed art *thou* amongst women, and blessed the fruit of thy womb.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:43 - And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:44 - For behold, as the voice of thy salutation sounded in my ears, the babe leaped with joy in my womb.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:45 - And blessed is she that has believed, for there shall be a fulfilment of the things spoken to her from the Lord.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:46 - And Mary said, My soul magnifies the Lord,

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:47 - and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Saviour.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:48 - For he has looked upon the low estate of his bondmaid; for behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:49 - For the Mighty One has done to me great things, and holy is his name;

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:50 - and his mercy is to generations and generations to them that fear him.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:51 - He has wrought strength with his arm; he has scattered haughty ones in the thought of their heart.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:52 - He has put down rulers from thrones, and exalted the lowly.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:53 - He has filled the hungry with good things, and sent away the rich empty.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:54 - He has helped Israel his servant, in order to remember mercy,

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:55 - (as he spoke to our fathers,) to Abraham and to his seed for ever.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:56 - And Mary abode with her about three months, and returned to her house.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:57 - But the time was fulfilled for Elizabeth that she should bring forth, and she gave birth to a son.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:58 - And her neighbours and kinsfolk heard that the Lord had magnified his mercy with her, and they rejoiced with her.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:59 - And it came to pass on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child, and they called it after the name of his father, Zacharias.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:60 - And his mother answering said, No; but he shall be called John.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:61 - And they said to her, There is no one among thy kinsfolk who is called by this name.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:62 - And they made signs to his father as to what he might wish it to be called.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:63 - And having asked for a writing-table, he wrote saying, John is his name. And they all wondered.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:64 - And his mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue, and he spake, blessing God.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:65 - And fear came upon all who dwelt round about them; and in the whole hill-country of Judaea all these things were the subject of conversation.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:66 - And all who heard them laid them up in their heart, saying, What then will this child be? And the Lord's hand was with him.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:67 - And Zacharias his father was filled with the Holy Spirit, and prophesied, saying,

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:68 - Blessed be the Lord the God of Israel, because he has visited and wrought redemption for his people,

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:69 - and raised up a horn of deliverance for us in the house of David his servant;

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:70 - as he spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets, who have been since the world began;

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:71 - deliverance from our enemies and out of the hand of all who hate us;

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:72 - to fulfil mercy with our fathers and remember his holy covenant,

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:73 - the oath which he swore to Abraham our father,

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:74 - to give us, that, saved out of the hand of our enemies, we should serve him without fear

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:75 - in piety and righteousness before him all our days.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:76 - And *thou*, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest; for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to make ready his ways;

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:77 - to give knowledge of deliverance to his people by the remission of their sins

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:78 - on account of the bowels of mercy of our God; wherein the dayspring from on high has visited us,

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:79 - to shine upon them who were sitting in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:80 - -- And the child grew and was strengthened in spirit; and he was in the deserts until the day of his shewing to Israel.

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J. N. Darby translated the bible in 1890. This translation of the Bible is in the public domain.

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