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The Birth of John the Baptist is Foretold

During the reign[a] of King Herod of Judea, there was a priest named Zechariah, who belonged to the priestly order of Abijah. His wife was a descendant of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth. Both of them were righteous before God, having lived blamelessly according to all of the commandments and regulations of the Lord. They had no children because Elizabeth was barren and because both of them were getting old.[b]

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  1. Luke 1:5 Lit. In the days
  2. Luke 1:7 Lit. were advancing in their days

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