Luke 1

Dedication to Theophilus

1 Inasmuch as many have taken in hand to set in order a narrative of those a things which 1 have been fulfilled among us, 2 just as those who b from the beginning were c eyewitnesses and ministers of the word d delivered them to us, 3 it seemed good to me also, having 2 had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write to you an orderly account, e most excellent Theophilus, 4 f that you may know the certainty of those things in which you were instructed.

Birth of John the Baptist Foretold

5 There was g in the days of Herod, the king of Judea, a certain priest named Zacharias, h of the division of i Abijah. His j wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth. 6 And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless. 7 But they had no child, because Elizabeth was barren, and they were both well advanced in years.

8 So it was, that while he was serving as priest before God in the order of his division, 9 according to the custom of the priesthood, 3 his lot fell k to burn incense when he went into the temple of the Lord. 10 l And the whole multitude of the people was praying outside at the hour of incense. 11 Then an angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing on the right side of m the altar of incense. 12 And when Zacharias saw him, n he was troubled, and fear fell upon him. 13 But the angel said to him, "Do not be afraid, Zacharias, for your prayer is heard; and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and o you shall call his name John. 14 "And you will have joy and gladness, and p many will rejoice at his birth. 15 "For he will be q great in the sight of the Lord, and r shall drink neither wine nor strong drink. He will also be filled with the Holy Spirit, s even from his mother's womb. 16 "And he will turn many of the children of Israel to the Lord their God. 17 t "He will also go before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah, 'to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children,' 4 and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, to make ready a people prepared for the Lord."

18 And Zacharias said to the angel, u "How shall I know this? For I am an old man, and my wife is well advanced in years." 19 And the angel answered and said to him, "I am v Gabriel, who stands in the presence of God, and was sent to speak to you and bring you 5 these glad w tidings. 20 "But behold, x you will be mute and not able to speak until the day these things take place, because you did not believe my words which will be fulfilled in their own time." 21 And the people waited for Zacharias, and marveled that he lingered so long in the temple. 22 But when he came out, he could not speak to them; and they perceived that he had seen a vision in the temple, for he beckoned to them and remained speechless. 23 So it was, as soon as y the days of his service were completed, that he departed to his own house.

24 Now after those days his wife Elizabeth conceived; and she hid herself five months, saying, 25 "Thus the Lord has dealt with me, in the days when He looked on me, to z take away my reproach among people."

Birth of Jesus Foretold

26 Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, 27 to a virgin a betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin's name was Mary. 28 And having come in, the angel said to her, b "Rejoice, highly favored one, c the Lord is with you; 6 blessed are you among women!" 29 But 7 when she saw him, d she was troubled at his saying, and considered what manner of greeting this was. 30 Then the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found e favor with God. 31 f "And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and g shall call His name JESUS. 32 "He will be great, h and will be called the Son of the Highest; and i the Lord God will give Him the j throne of His k father David. 33 l "And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end."

34 Then Mary said to the angel, "How can this be, since I 8 do not know a man?"

35 And the angel answered and said to her, m "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called n the Son of God. 36 "Now indeed, Elizabeth your relative has also conceived a son in her old age; and this is now the sixth month for her who was called barren. 37 "For o with God nothing will be impossible." 38 Then Mary said, "Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word." And the angel departed from her.

Mary Visits Elizabeth

39 Now Mary arose in those days and went into the hill country with haste, p to a city of Judah, 40 and entered the house of Zacharias and greeted Elizabeth. 41 And it happened, when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, that the babe leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was q filled with the Holy Spirit. 42 Then she spoke out with a loud voice and said, r "Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! 43 "But why is this granted to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? 44 "For indeed, as soon as the voice of your greeting sounded in my ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy. 45 s "Blessed is she who 9 believed, for there will be a fulfillment of those things which were told her from the Lord."

Mary's Song of Praise: The Magnificat

46 And Mary said:
t "My soul 10 magnifies the Lord,
47 And my spirit has u rejoiced in v God my Savior. 48 For w He has regarded the lowly state of His maidservant;
For behold, henceforth x all generations will call me blessed.
49 For He who is mighty y has done great things for me,
And z holy is His name.
50 And a His mercy is on those who fear Him
From generation to generation.
51 b He has shown strength with His arm;
c He has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
52 d He has put down the mighty from their thrones,
And exalted the lowly.
53 He has e filled the hungry with good things,
And the rich He has sent away empty.
54 He has helped His f servant Israel,
g In remembrance of His mercy,
55 h As He spoke to our i fathers,
To Abraham and to his j seed forever."

56 And Mary remained with her about three months, and returned to her house.

The Birth of John the Baptist

57 Now Elizabeth's full time came for her to be delivered, and she brought forth a son. 58 When her neighbors and relatives heard how the Lord had shown great mercy to her, they k rejoiced with her. 59 So it was, l on the eighth day, that they came to circumcise the child; and they would have called him by the name of his father, Zacharias. 60 His mother answered and said, m "No; he shall be called John." 61 But they said to her, "There is no one among your relatives who is called by this name." 62 So they made signs to his father - what he would have him called. 63 And he asked for a writing tablet, and wrote, saying, "His name is John." So they all marveled. 64 Immediately his mouth was opened and his tongue loosed, and he spoke, praising God. 65 Then fear came on all who dwelt around them; and all these sayings were discussed throughout all the hill country of Judea. 66 And all those who heard them n kept them in their hearts, saying, "What kind of child will this be?" And o the hand of the Lord was with him.

Zechariah's Prophecy

67 Now his father Zacharias p was filled with the Holy Spirit, and prophesied, saying:

68 "Blessed q is the Lord God of Israel,
For r He has visited and redeemed His people,
69 s And has raised up a horn of salvation for us
In the house of His servant David,
70 t As He spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets,
Who have been u since the world began,
71 That we should be saved from our enemies
And from the hand of all who hate us,
72 v To perform the mercy promised to our fathers
And to remember His holy covenant,
73 w The oath which He swore to our father Abraham: 74 To grant us that we,
Being delivered from the hand of our enemies,
Might x serve Him without fear,
75 y In holiness and righteousness before Him all the days of our life. 76 "And you, child, will be called the z prophet of the Highest;
For a you will go before the face of the Lord to prepare His ways,
77 To give b knowledge of salvation to His people
By the remission of their sins,
78 Through the tender mercy of our God,
With which the 11 Dayspring from on high 12 has visited us;
79 c To give light to those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death,
To d guide our feet into the way of peace."

80 So e the child grew and became strong in spirit, and f was in the deserts till the day of his manifestation to Israel.

  1. Cross References
    John 20:31
    But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.
  2. Cross References
    Mark 1:1
    The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
    John 15:27
    And you also will bear witness, because you have been with Me from the beginning.
    Acts 1:21
    Therefore, of these men who have accompanied us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us.
    Acts 1:22
    "beginning from the baptism of John to that day when He was taken up from us, one of these must become a witness with us of His resurrection."
  3. Cross References
    Acts 1:2
    Until the day in which He was taken up, after He through the Holy Spirit had given commandments to the apostles whom He had chosen.
  4. Cross References
    Acts 1:3
    To whom He also presented Himself alive after H...
    Acts 10:39
    And we are witnesses of all things which He did...
    Hebrews 2:3
    How shall we escape if we neglect so great a sa...
    1 Peter 5:1
    The elders who are among you I exhort, I who am...
    2 Peter 1:16
    For we did not follow cunningly devised fables ...
    1 John 1:1
    That which was from the beginning, which we hav...
  5. Cross References
    Acts 1:1
    The former account I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach.
  6. Cross References
    John 20:31
    But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.
  7. Cross References
    Matthew 2:1
    Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem.
  8. Cross References
    1 Chronicles 24:1
    Now these are the divisions of the sons of Aaron. The sons of Aaron were Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
    1 Chronicles 24:10
    The seventh to Hakkoz, the eighth to Abijah.
  9. Cross References
    Nehemiah 12:4
    Iddo, Ginnethoi, Abijah.
  10. Cross References
    Leviticus 21:13
    And he shall take a wife in her virginity.
    Leviticus 21:14
    A widow or a divorced woman or a defiled woman or a harlot - these he shall not marry; but he shall take a virgin of his own people as wife.
  11. Cross References
    Exodus 30:7
    Aaron shall burn on it sweet incense every morning; when he tends the lamps, he shall burn incense on it.
    Exodus 30:8
    And when Aaron lights the lamps at twilight, he shall burn incense on it, a perpetual incense before the LORD throughout your generations.
    1 Chronicles 23:13
    The sons of Amram: Aaron and Moses; and Aaron was set apart, he and his sons forever, that he should sanctify the most holy things, to burn incense before the LORD, to minister to Him, and to give the blessing in His name forever.
    2 Chronicles 29:11
    "My sons, do not be negligent now, for the LORD has chosen you to stand before Him, to serve Him, and that you should minister to Him and burn incense."
  12. Cross References
    Leviticus 16:17
    There shall be no man in the tabernacle of meeting when he goes in to make atonement in the Holy Place, until he comes out, that he may make atonement for himself, for his household, and for all the assembly of Israel.
  13. Cross References
    Exodus 30:1
    You shall make an altar to burn incense on; you shall make it of acacia wood.
  14. Cross References
    Judges 6:22
    Now Gideon perceived that He was the Angel of the LORD. So Gideon said, "Alas, O Lord GOD! For I have seen the Angel of the LORD face to face.
    Daniel 10:8
    Therefore I was left alone when I saw this great vision, and no strength remained in me; for my vigor was turned to frailty in me, and I retained no strength.
    Luke 2:9
    And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid.
    Acts 10:4
    And when he observed him, he was afraid, and said, "What is it, lord?" So he said to him, "Your prayers and your alms have come up for a memorial before God.
    Revelation 1:17
    And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. But He laid His right hand on me, saying to me, " Do not be afraid; I am the First and the Last.
  15. Cross References
    Luke 1:57
    Now Elizabeth's full time came for her to be delivered, and she brought forth a son.
    Luke 1:60
    His mother answered and said, "No; he shall be called John.
    Luke 1:63
    And he asked for a writing tablet, and wrote, saying, "His name is John." So they all marveled.
  16. Cross References
    Luke 1:58
    When her neighbors and relatives heard how the Lord had shown great mercy to her, they rejoiced with her.
  17. Cross References
    Luke 7:24 - 28
    When the messengers of John had departed, He began to speak to the multitudes concerning John: "What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind?
  18. Cross References
    Numbers 6:3
    He shall separate himself from wine and similar drink; he shall drink neither vinegar made from wine nor vinegar made from similar drink; neither shall he drink any grape juice, nor eat fresh grapes or raisins.
    Judges 13:4
    Now therefore, please be careful not to drink wine or similar drink, and not to eat anything unclean.
    Matthew 11:18
    "For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, 'He has a demon.'
  19. Cross References
    Jeremiah 1:5
    "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations."
    Galatians 1:15
    But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb and called me through His grace.
  20. Cross References
    Malachi 4:5
    Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet Befo...
    Malachi 4:6
    And he will turn The hearts of the fathers to t...
    Matthew 3:2
    And saying, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven ...
    Matthew 11:14
    And if you are willing to receive it, he is Eli...
    Mark 1:4
    John came baptizing in the wilderness and preac...
    Mark 9:12
    Then He answered and told them, "Indeed, Elijah...
  21. Cross References
    Genesis 17:17
    Then Abraham fell on his face and laughed, and said in his heart, "Shall a child be born to a man who is one hundred years old? And shall Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear a child?
  22. Cross References
    Daniel 8:16
    And I heard a man's voice between the banks of the Ulai, who called, and said, "Gabriel, make this man understand the vision.
    Matthew 18:10
    Take heed that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that in heaven their angels always see the face of My Father who is in heaven.
    Hebrews 1:4
    Having become so much better than the angels, as He has by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.
  23. Cross References
    Luke 2:10
    Then the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people.
  24. Cross References
    Ezekiel 3:26
    I will make your tongue cling to the roof of your mouth, so that you shall be mute and not be one to rebuke them, for they are a rebellious house.
    Ezekiel 24:27
    'on that day your mouth will be opened to him who has escaped; you shall speak and no longer be mute. Thus you will be a sign to them, and they shall know that I am the LORD.'"
  25. Cross References
    2 Kings 11:5
    Then he commanded them, saying, "This is what you shall do: One-third of you who come on duty on the Sabbath shall be keeping watch over the king's house.
    1 Chronicles 9:25
    And their brethren in their villages had to come with them from time to time for seven days.
  26. Cross References
    Genesis 30:23
    And she conceived and bore a son, and said, "God has taken away my reproach.
    Isaiah 4:1
    And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, "We will eat our own food and wear our own apparel; Only let us be called by your name, To take away our reproach.
    Isaiah 54:1
    Sing, O barren, You who have not borne! Break forth into singing, and cry aloud, You who have not labored with child! For more are the children of the desolate Than the children of the married woman," says the LORD.
    Isaiah 54:4
    Do not fear, for you will not be ashamed; Neither be disgraced, for you will not be put to shame; For you will forget the shame of your youth, And will not remember the reproach of your widowhood anymore.
  27. Cross References
    Matthew 1:18
    Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: After His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit.
    Luke 2:4
    Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David.
    Luke 2:5
    To be registered with Mary, his betrothed wife, who was with child.
  28. Cross References
    Daniel 9:23
    At the beginning of your supplications the command went out, and I have come to tell you, for you are greatly beloved; therefore consider the matter, and understand the vision:
  29. Cross References
    Judges 6:12
    And the Angel of the LORD appeared to him, and said to him, "The LORD is with you, you mighty man of valor!
  30. Cross References
    Luke 1:12
    And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him.
  31. Cross References
    Luke 2:52
    And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.
  32. Cross References
    Isaiah 7:14
    Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel.
    Matthew 1:21
    "And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins."
    Matthew 1:25
    And did not know her till she had brought forth her firstborn Son. And he called His name JESUS.
    Galatians 4:4
    But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law.
  33. Cross References
    Luke 2:21
    And when eight days were completed for the circumcision of the Child, His name was called JESUS, the name given by the angel before He was conceived in the womb.
    Philippians 2:9 - 11
    Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name.
  34. Cross References
    Matthew 3:17
    And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, ...
    Matthew 17:5
    While he was still speaking, behold, a bright c...
    Mark 5:7
    And he cried out with a loud voice and said, "W...
    Luke 1:35
    And the angel answered and said to her, " The H...
    Luke 1:76
    And you, child, will be called the prophet of t...
    Luke 6:35
    But love your enemies, do good, and lend, hopin...
    Acts 7:48
    However, the Most High does not dwell in temple...
  35. Cross References
    2 Samuel 7:12
    When your days are fulfilled and you rest with ...
    2 Samuel 7:13
    He shall build a house for My name, and I will ...
    2 Samuel 7:16
    "And your house and your kingdom shall be estab...
    Psalms 132:11
    The LORD has sworn in truth to David; He will n...
    Isaiah 9:6
    For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is g...
    Isaiah 9:7
    Of the increase of His government and peace The...
    Isaiah 16:5
    In mercy the throne will be established; And On...
    Jeremiah 23:5
    Behold, the days are coming," says the LORD, "T...
  36. Cross References
    2 Samuel 7:14 - 17
    I will be his Father, and he shall be My son. If he commits iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men and with the blows of the sons of men.
    Acts 2:33
    Therefore being exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He poured out this which you now see and hear.
    Acts 7:55
    But he, being full of the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God.
  37. Cross References
    Matthew 1:1
    The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the Son of Abraham:
  38. Cross References
    Daniel 2:44
    And in the days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people; it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever.
    Micah 4:7
    I will make the lame a remnant, And the outcast a strong nation; So the LORD will reign over them in Mount Zion From now on, even forever.
    John 12:34
    The people answered Him, "We have heard from the law that the Christ remains forever; and how can You say, 'The Son of Man must be lifted up' ? Who is this Son of Man?
    Hebrews 1:8
    But to the Son He says: "Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; A scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
    2 Peter 1:11
    For so an entrance will be supplied to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
  39. Cross References
    Matthew 1:20
    But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, "Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.
  40. Cross References
    Psalms 2:7
    I will declare the decree: The LORD has said to...
    Matthew 3:17
    And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, ...
    Matthew 14:33
    Then those who were in the boat came and worshi...
    Matthew 17:5
    While he was still speaking, behold, a bright c...
    Mark 1:1
    The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, th...
    John 1:34
    "And I have seen and testified that this is the...
    John 20:31
    But these are written that you may believe that...
    Acts 8:37
    Then Philip said, "If you believe with all your...
    Romans 1:1 - 4
    Paul, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, called to ...
    Hebrews 1:2
    Has in these last days spoken to us by His Son,...
    Hebrews 1:8
    But to the Son He says: "Your throne, O God, is...
  41. Cross References
    Genesis 18:14
    "Is anything too hard for the LORD? At the appointed time I will return to you, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son."
    Jeremiah 32:17
    Ah, Lord GOD! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for You.
    Matthew 19:26
    But Jesus looked at them and said to them, "With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.
    Mark 10:27
    But Jesus looked at them and said, "With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible.
    Romans 4:21
    And being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform.
  42. Cross References
    Joshua 21:9
    So they gave from the tribe of the children of Judah and from the tribe of the children of Simeon these cities which are designated by name.
  43. Cross References
    Acts 6:3
    Therefore, brethren, seek out from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.
  44. Cross References
    Judges 5:24
    Most blessed among women is Jael, The wife of Heber the Kenite; Blessed is she among women in tents.
  45. Cross References
    John 20:29
    Jesus said to him, "Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.
  46. Cross References
    1 Samuel 2:1 - 10
    And Hannah prayed and said: "My heart rejoices in the LORD; My horn is exalted in the LORD. I smile at my enemies, Because I rejoice in Your salvation.
    Psalms 34:2
    My soul shall make its boast in the LORD; The humble shall hear of it and be glad.
    Psalms 34:3
    Oh, magnify the LORD with me, And let us exalt His name together.
    Habakkuk 3:18
    Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.
  47. Cross References
    Psalms 35:9
    And my soul shall be joyful in the LORD; It shall rejoice in His salvation.
    Habakkuk 3:18
    Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.
  48. Cross References
    1 Timothy 1:1
    Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ, by the commandment of God our Savior and the Lord Jesus Christ, our hope.
    1 Timothy 2:3
    For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior.
    Titus 1:3
    But has in due time manifested His word through preaching, which was committed to me according to the commandment of God our Savior.
    Titus 2:10
    Not pilfering, but showing all good fidelity, that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Savior in all things.
    Titus 3:4
    But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared.
  49. Cross References
    1 Samuel 1:11
    Then she made a vow and said, "O LORD of hosts, if You will indeed look on the affliction of Your maidservant and remember me, and not forget Your maidservant, but will give Your maidservant a male child, then I will give him to the LORD all the days of his life, and no razor shall come upon his head.
    Psalms 138:6
    Though the LORD is on high, Yet He regards the lowly; But the proud He knows from afar.
  50. Cross References
    Luke 11:27
    And it happened, as He spoke these things, that a certain woman from the crowd raised her voice and said to Him, "Blessed is the womb that bore You, and the breasts which nursed You!
  51. Cross References
    Psalms 71:19
    Also Your righteousness, O God, is very high, You who have done great things; O God, who is like You?
    Psalms 126:2
    Then our mouth was filled with laughter, And our tongue with singing. Then they said among the nations, "The LORD has done great things for them.
    Psalms 126:3
    The LORD has done great things for us, And we are glad.
  52. Cross References
    Psalms 111:9
    He has sent redemption to His people; He has commanded His covenant forever: Holy and awesome is His name.
    Revelation 4:8
    The four living creatures, each having six wings, were full of eyes around and within. And they do not rest day or night, saying: "Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, Who was and is and is to come!
  53. Cross References
    Genesis 17:7
    And I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and your descendants after you.
    Exodus 20:6
    But showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.
    Exodus 34:6
    And the LORD passed before him and proclaimed, "The LORD, the LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abounding in goodness and truth.
    Exodus 34:7
    "keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children and the children's children to the third and the fourth generation."
    Psalms 103:17
    But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting On those who fear Him, And His righteousness to children's children.
  54. Cross References
    Psalms 98:1
    Oh, sing to the LORD a new song! For He has done marvelous things; His right hand and His holy arm have gained Him the victory.
    Psalms 118:15
    The voice of rejoicing and salvation Is in the tents of the righteous; The right hand of the LORD does valiantly.
    Isaiah 40:10
    Behold, the Lord GOD shall come with a strong hand, And His arm shall rule for Him; Behold, His reward is with Him, And His work before Him.
  55. Cross References
    Psalms 33:10
    The LORD brings the counsel of the nations to nothing; He makes the plans of the peoples of no effect.
    1 Peter 5:5
    Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders. Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for "God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.
  56. Cross References
    1 Samuel 2:7
    The LORD makes poor and makes rich; He brings low and lifts up.
    1 Samuel 2:8
    He raises the poor from the dust And lifts the beggar from the ash heap, To set them among princes And make them inherit the throne of glory. "For the pillars of the earth are the LORD's, And He has set the world upon them.
  57. Cross References
    Matthew 5:6
    Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled.
  58. Cross References
    Isaiah 41:8
    But you, Israel, are My servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, The descendants of Abraham My friend.
  59. Cross References
    Psalms 98:3
    He has remembered His mercy and His faithfulness to the house of Israel; All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.
    Jeremiah 31:3
    The LORD has appeared of old to me, saying: "Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you.
  60. Cross References
    Genesis 17:19
    Then God said: "No, Sarah your wife shall bear you a son, and you shall call his name Isaac; I will establish My covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his descendants after him.
    Psalms 132:11
    The LORD has sworn in truth to David; He will not turn from it: "I will set upon your throne the fruit of your body.
    Galatians 3:16
    Now to Abraham and his Seed were the promises made. He does not say, "And to seeds," as of many, but as of one, "And to your Seed," who is Christ.
  61. Cross References
    Romans 11:28
    Concerning the gospel they are enemies for your sake, but concerning the election they are beloved for the sake of the fathers.
  62. Cross References
    Genesis 17:7
    And I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and your descendants after you.
  63. Cross References
    Romans 12:15
    Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.
  64. Cross References
    Genesis 17:12
    He who is eight days old among you shall be circumcised, every male child in your generations, he who is born in your house or bought with money from any foreigner who is not your descendant.
    Leviticus 12:3
    And on the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised.
    Luke 2:21
    And when eight days were completed for the circumcision of the Child, His name was called JESUS, the name given by the angel before He was conceived in the womb.
    Philippians 3:5
    Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of the Hebrews; concerning the law, a Pharisee.
  65. Cross References
    Luke 1:13
    But the angel said to him, "Do not be afraid, Zacharias, for your prayer is heard; and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall call his name John.
    Luke 1:63
    And he asked for a writing tablet, and wrote, saying, "His name is John." So they all marveled.
  66. Cross References
    Luke 2:19
    But Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart.
  67. Cross References
    Genesis 39:2
    The LORD was with Joseph, and he was a successful man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian.
    Acts 11:21
    And the hand of the Lord was with them, and a great number believed and turned to the Lord.
  68. Cross References
    Joel 2:28
    And it shall come to pass afterward That I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your old men shall dream dreams, Your young men shall see visions.
  69. Cross References
    1 Kings 1:48
    "Also the king said thus, 'Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, who has given one to sit on my throne this day, while my eyes see it!'"
    Psalms 106:48
    Blessed be the LORD God of Israel From everlasting to everlasting! And let all the people say, "Amen!" Praise the LORD!
  70. Cross References
    Exodus 3:16
    Go and gather the elders of Israel together, and say to them, 'The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, appeared to me, saying, "I have surely visited you and seen what is done to you in Egypt.
  71. Cross References
    2 Samuel 22:3
    The God of my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, My stronghold and my refuge; My Savior, You save me from violence.
    Psalms 132:17
    There I will make the horn of David grow; I will prepare a lamp for My Anointed.
    Ezekiel 29:21
    'In that day I will cause the horn of the house of Israel to spring forth, and I will open your mouth to speak in their midst. Then they shall know that I am the LORD.'"
  72. Cross References
    Jeremiah 23:5
    Behold, the days are coming," says the LORD, "That I will raise to David a Branch of righteousness; A King shall reign and prosper, And execute judgment and righteousness in the earth.
    Romans 1:2
    Which He promised before through His prophets in the Holy Scriptures.
  73. Cross References
    Acts 3:21
    Whom heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began.
  74. Cross References
    Leviticus 26:42
    Then I will remember My covenant with Jacob, and My covenant with Isaac and My covenant with Abraham I will remember; I will remember the land.
  75. Cross References
    Genesis 12:3
    I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.
    Genesis 22:16 - 18
    And said: "By Myself I have sworn, says the LORD, because you have done this thing, and have not withheld your son, your only son -
    Hebrews 6:13
    For when God made a promise to Abraham, because He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself.
  76. Cross References
    Romans 6:18
    And having been set free from sin, you became slaves of righteousness.
    Hebrews 9:14
    How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
  77. Cross References
    Jeremiah 32:39
    Then I will give them one heart and one way, that they may fear Me forever, for the good of them and their children after them.
    Ephesians 4:24
    And that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.
    2 Thessalonians 2:13
    But we are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God from the beginning chose you for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth.
  78. Cross References
    Matthew 3:3
    For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet...
    Matthew 11:9
    But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes,...
    Mark 3:2
    So they watched Him closely, whether He would h...
    Mark 3:3
    And He said to the man who had the withered han...
    Luke 3:4
    As it is written in the book of the words of Is...
    John 1:23
    He said: "I am 'The voice of one crying in the ...
  79. Cross References
    Isaiah 40:3
    The voice of one crying in the wilderness: "Prepare the way of the LORD; Make straight in the desert A highway for our God.
    Malachi 3:1
    Behold, I send My messenger, And he will prepare the way before Me. And the Lord, whom you seek, Will suddenly come to His temple, Even the Messenger of the covenant, In whom you delight. Behold, He is coming," Says the LORD of hosts.
    Matthew 11:10
    "For this is he of whom it is written: 'Behold, I send My messenger before Your face, Who will prepare Your way before You.'
  80. Cross References
    Jeremiah 31:34
    "No more shall every man teach his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, 'Know the LORD,' for they all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says the LORD. For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more."
    Mark 1:4
    John came baptizing in the wilderness and preaching a baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.
    Luke 3:3
    And he went into all the region around the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.
  81. Cross References
    Isaiah 9:2
    The people who walked in darkness Have seen a great light; Those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, Upon them a light has shined.
    Matthew 4:16
    The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, And upon those who sat in the region and shadow of death Light has dawned.
    Acts 26:18
    'to open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in Me.'
    2 Corinthians 4:6
    For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
    Ephesians 5:14
    Therefore He says: "Awake, you who sleep, Arise from the dead, And Christ will give you light.
  82. Cross References
    John 10:4
    And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice.
    John 14:27
    Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
    John 16:33
    "These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world."
  83. Cross References
    Luke 2:40
    And the Child grew and became strong in spirit, filled with wisdom; and the grace of God was upon Him.
  84. Cross References
    Matthew 3:1
    In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea.
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