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Luke 1 :: Hebrew Names Version (HNV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:1 - Since many have undertaken to set in order a narrative concerning those matters which have been fulfilled among us,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:2 - even as those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word delivered them to us,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:3 - it seemed good to me also, having traced the course of all things accurately from the first, to write to you in order, most excellent Theophilus;
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:4 - that you might know the certainty concerning the things in which you were instructed.

Birth of John the Baptist Foretold

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:5 - There was in the days of Herod, the king of Yehudah, a certain Kohen named Zekharyah, of the priestly division of Aviyah. He had a wife of the daughters of Aharon, and her name was Elisheva.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:6 - They were both righteous before God, walking blamelessly in all the mitzvot and ordinances of the Lord.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:7 - But they had no child, because Elisheva was barren, and they both were well advanced in years.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:8 - Now it happened, while he executed the Kohen's office before God in the order of his division,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:9 - according to the custom of the Kohen's office, his lot was to enter into the temple of the Lord and burn incense.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:10 - The whole multitude of the people were praying outside at the hour of incense.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:11 - An angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing on the right side of the altar of incense.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:12 - Zekharyah was troubled when he saw him, and fear fell upon him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:13 - But the angel said to him, "Don't be afraid, Zekharyah, because your request has been heard, and your wife, Elisheva, will bear you a son, and you shall call his name Yochanan.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:14 - You will have joy and gladness; and many will rejoice at his birth.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:15 - For he will be great in the sight of the Lord, and he will drink no wine nor strong drink. He will be filled with the Ruach HaKodesh, even from his mother's womb.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:16 - He will turn many of the children of Yisra'el to the Lord, their God.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:17 - He will go before him in the spirit and power of Eliyah, '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."
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:18 - Zekharyah said to the angel, "How can I be sure of this? For I am an old man, and my wife is well advanced in years."
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:19 - The angel answered him, "I am Gavri'el, who stands in the presence of God. I was sent to speak to you, and to bring you this good news.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:20 - Behold, you will be silent and not able to speak, until the day that these things will happen, because you didn't believe my words, which will be fulfilled in their proper time."
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:21 - The people were waiting for Zekharyah, and they marveled that he delayed in the temple.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:22 - When he came out, he could not speak to them, and they perceived that he had seen a vision in the temple. He continued making signs to them, and remained mute.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:23 - It happened, when the days of his service were fulfilled, he departed to his house.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:24 - After these days Elisheva, his wife, conceived, and she hid herself five months, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:25 - "Thus has the Lord done to me in the days in which he looked at me, to take away my reproach among men."

Jesus' Birth Foretold

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:26 - Now in the sixth month, the angel Gavri'el was sent from God to a city of the Galil, named Natzeret,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:27 - to a virgin pledged to be married to a man whose name was Yosef, of the house of David. The virgin's name was Miryam.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:28 - Having come in, the angel said to her, "Rejoice, you highly favored one! The Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women!"
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:29 - But when she saw him, she was greatly troubled at the saying, and considered what kind of salutation this might be.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:30 - The angel said to her, "Don't be afraid, Miryam, for you have found favor with God.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:31 - Behold, you will conceive in your womb, and bring forth a son, and will call his name 'Yeshua.'
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:32 - He will be great, and will be called the Son of Ha`Elyon. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father, David,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:33 - and he will reign over the house of Ya`akov forever. There will be no end to his kingdom."
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:34 - Miryam said to the angel, "How can this be, seeing I am a virgin?"
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:35 - The angel answered her, "The Ruach HaKodesh will come on you, and the power of Ha`Elyon will overshadow you. Therefore also the holy one who is born from you will be called the Son of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:36 - Behold, Elisheva, your relative, also has conceived a son in her old age; and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:37 - For everything spoken by God is possible.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:38 - Miryam said, "Behold, the handmaid of the Lord; be it to me according to your word." The angel departed from her.

Mary Visits Elizabeth

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:39 - Miryam arose in those days and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Yehudah,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:40 - and entered into the house of Zekharyah and greeted Elisheva.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:41 - It happened, when Elisheva heard Miryam's greeting, that the baby leaped in her womb, and Elisheva was filled with the Ruach HaKodesh.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:42 - She called out with a loud voice, and said, "Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb!
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:43 - Why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:44 - For behold, when the voice of your greeting came into my ears, the baby leaped in my womb for joy!
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:45 - Blessed is she who believed, for there will be a fulfillment of the things which have been spoken to her from the Lord!"

The Magnificat

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:46 - Miryam said, "My soul magnifies the Lord.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:47 - My spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:48 - For he has looked at the humble state of his handmaid. For behold, from now on, all generations will call me blessed.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:49 - For he who is mighty has done great things for me. Holy is his name.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:50 - His mercy is for generations of generations on those who fear him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:51 - He has shown strength with his arm. He has scattered the proud in the imagination of their heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:52 - He has put down princes from their thrones. And has exalted the lowly.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:53 - He has filled the hungry with good things. He has sent the rich away empty.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:54 - He has given help to Yisra'el, his servant, that he might remember mercy,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:55 - As he spoke to our fathers, To Avraham and his seed forever."
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:56 - Miryam stayed with her about three months, and then returned to her house.

John Is Born

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:57 - Now the time that Elisheva should give birth was fulfilled, and she brought forth a son.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:58 - Her neighbors and her relatives heard that the Lord had magnified his mercy towards her, and they rejoiced with her.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:59 - It happened on the eighth day, that they came to circumcise the child; and they would have called him Zekharyah, after the name of the father.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:60 - His mother answered, "Not so; but he will be called Yochanan."
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:61 - They said to her, "There is no one among your relatives who is called by this name."
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:62 - They made signs to his father, what he would have him called.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:63 - He asked for a writing tablet, and wrote, "His name is Yochanan." They all marveled.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:64 - His mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue freed, and he spoke, blessing God.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:65 - Fear came on all who lived around them, and all these sayings were talked about throughout all the hill country of Yehudah.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:66 - All who heard them laid them up in their heart, saying, "What then will this child be?" The hand of the Lord was with him.

Zacharias's Prophecy

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:67 - His father, Zekharyah, was filled with the Ruach HaKodesh, and prophesied, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:68 - "Blessed be the Lord, the God of Yisra'el, For he has visited and worked redemption for his people;
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:69 - And has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:70 - (As he spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets who have been from of old),
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:71 - Salvation from our enemies, and from the hand of all who hate us;
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:72 - To show mercy towards our fathers, To remember his holy covenant,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:73 - The oath which he spoke to Avraham, our father,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:74 - To grant to us that we, being delivered out of the hand of our enemies, should serve him without fear,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:75 - In holiness and righteousness before him all the days of our life.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:76 - And you, child, will be called a prophet of Ha`Elyon, For you will go before the face of the Lord to make ready his ways,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:77 - To give knowledge of salvation to his people by the remission of their sins,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:78 - Because of the tender mercy of our God, Whereby the dawn from on high will visit us,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:79 - To shine on those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death; To guide our feet into the way of shalom."
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:80 - The child was growing, and becoming strong in spirit, and was in the desert until the day of his public appearance to Yisra'el.

The Hebrew Names Version is based off the World English Bible, an update of the American Standard Version of 1901. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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