Lu:1:51: He hath shewed strength with his arm; he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
Lu:1:52: He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree.
Lu:1:53: He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away.
Lu:1:54: He hath holpen his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy;
Lu:1:55: As he spake to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for ever.
Lu:1:56: And Mary abode with her about three months, and returned to her own house.
Lu:1:57: Now Elisabeth’s full time came that she should be delivered; and she brought forth a son.
Lu:1:58: And her neighbours and her cousins heard how the Lord had shewed great mercy upon her; and they rejoiced with her.
Lu:1:59: And it came to pass, that on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child; and they called him Zacharias, after the name of his father.
Lu:1:60: And his mother answered and said, Not so; but he shall be called John.
Lu:1:61: And they said unto her, There is none of thy kindred that is called by this name.
Lu:1:62: And they made signs to his father, how he would have him called.
Lu:1:63: And he asked for a writing table, and wrote, saying, His name is John. And they marvelled all.
Lu:1:64: And his mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue loosed, and he spake, and praised God.
Lu:1:65: And fear came on all that dwelt round about them: and all these sayings were noised abroad throughout all the hill country of Judaea.
Lu:1:66: And all they that heard them laid them up in their hearts, saying, What manner of child shall this be! And the hand of the Lord was with him.
Lu:1:67: And his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Ghost, and prophesied, saying,
Lu:1:68: Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he hath visited and redeemed his people,
Lu:1:69: And hath raised up an horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David;
Lu:1:70: As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets, which have been since the world began:
Lu:1:71: That we should be saved from our enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us;
Lu:1:72: To perform the mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember his holy covenant;
Lu:1:73: The oath which he sware to our father Abraham,
Lu:1:74: That he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear,
Lu:1:75: In holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life.
Lu:1:76: And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest: for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways;
Lu:1:77: To give knowledge of salvation unto his people by the remission of their sins,
Lu:1:78: Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us,
Lu:1:79: To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.
Lu:1:80: And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, and was in the deserts till the day of his shewing unto Israel.
Lu:2:1: And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.
Lu:2:2: (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
Lu:2:3: And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
Lu:2:4: And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)
Lu:2:5: To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
Lu:2:6: And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
Lu:2:7: And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
Lu:2:8: And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
Lu:2:9: And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
Lu:2:10: And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
Lu:2:11: For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
Lu:2:12: And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
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