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6 And John was clothed with camel's hair, and with a girdle of a skin about his loins; and he did eat locusts and wild honey;

7 And preached, saying, There cometh one mightier than I after me, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to stoop down and unloose.

8 I indeed have baptized you with water: but he

the was the

ORASMUCH as many 1 IN Word, and the Word

FORA

have taken in hand to

set forth in order a declara- was with God, and the Word tion of those things which was God.

are most surely believed

among us,

2 Even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word;

3 It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus,

2 The same was in the beginning with God.

3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

4 That thou mightest 4 In him was life; and know the certainty of those the life was the light of things, wherein thou hast men. been instructed.

in days

5

5 THERE wad, the king in darkness; and the dark

of Judæa, a certain Priest ness comprehended it not. named Zacharias, of the course of Abia: and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth.

6 And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.

7 And they had no child, because that Elisabeth was barren, and they both were now well stricken in years.

8 And it came to pass, that while he executed the

6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.

7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.

8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness

Joram; and Joram begat
Ozias;

9. 9 And Ozias begat Joatham; and Joatham begat Achaz; and Achaz begat Ezekias ;

10. 10 And Ezekias begat Manasses; and Manasses begat Amon; and Amon begat Josias ;

11. 11 And Josias begat Jechonias and his brethren, about the time they were carried away to Babylon :

12. 12 And after they were brought to Babylon, Jechonias begat Salathiel; and Salathiel begat Zorobabel;

13. 13 And Zorobabel begat Abiud; and Abiud begat Eliakim; and Eliakim begat Azor;

14. 14 And Azor begat Sadoc; and Sadoc begat Achim; and Achim begat Eliud;

15. 15 And Eliud begat Eleazar; and Eleazar begat Matthan; and Matthan begat Jacob;

shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost.

9 And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of John in Jordan.

10 And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him:

11 And there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

12 And immediately the spirit driveth him into the wilderness.

13 And he was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted of Satan; and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered unto him.

14 Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the Gospel of the kingdom of God,

15 And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the Gospel.

16. 16 And Jacob begat

16 Now as he walked

Priest's office before God in the order of his course,

9 According to the custom of the Priest's office, his lot was to burn incense when he went into the temple of the Lord.

10 And the whole multitude of the people were praying without at the time of incense.

of that Light.

9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.

10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.

11 And there appeared 11 He came unto his own, unto him an angel of the and his own received him Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense.

12 And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him.

13 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.

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

15 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.

16 And many of the

not.

12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

15 John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me for he was before me.

16 And of his fulness

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