Miraculous birth of
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And there appeared unto him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense. (1:11)

And when Zacharias saw [him], he was troubled, and fear fell upon him. (1:12)

But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John. (1:13)

And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth. (1:14)

For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb. (1:15)

And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God. (1:16)

And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, 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. (1:17)

And Zacharias said unto the angel, Whereby shall I know this? for I am an old man, and my wife well stricken in years. (1:18)

And the angel answering said unto him, I am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and am sent to speak unto thee, and to show thee these glad tidings. (1:19)

And, behold, thou shalt be dumb, and not able to speak, until the day that these things shall be performed, because thou believest not my words, which shall be fulfilled in their season. (1:20)

Now Elisabeth's full time came that she should be delivered; and she brought forth a son. (1:57)

And her neighbours and her cousins heard how the Lord had showed great mercy upon her; and they rejoiced with her. (1:58)

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. (1:59)

And his mother answered and said, Not [so]; but he shall be called John. (1:60)

And they said unto her, There is none of thy kindred that is called by this name. (1:61)

And they made signs to his father, how he would have him called. (1:62)

And he asked for a writing table, and wrote, saying, His name is John. And they marvelled all. (1:63)

And his mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue [loosed], and he spake, and praised God. (1:64)

And fear came on all that dwelt round about them: and all these sayings were noised abroad throughout all the hill country of Judaea. (1:65)

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