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

15 For he shall be great in the [a]sight of the Lord, and shall neither drink wine, nor [b]strong drink: and he shall be filled with the holy Ghost, even from his mother’s womb.

16 (A)And many of the children of Israel shall he [c]turn to their Lord God.

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Footnotes

  1. Luke 1:15 So speak the Hebrews when it signified a rare kind of excellency: so is it said of Nimrod, Gen. 10:9. He was a valiant hunter before God.
  2. Luke 1:15 Any drink that may make drunken.
  3. Luke 1:16 Shall be a means to bring many to repentance, and turn themselves to the Lord from whom they fell.