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Luke 1:5-7 The Passion Translation (TPT)

Angelic Prophecy of the Prophet John’s Birth

During the reign of King Herod the Great over Judea, there was a Jewish priest named Zechariah[a] who served in the temple as part of the priestly order of Abijah.[b] His wife, Elizabeth, was also from a family of priests, being a direct descendant of Aaron. They were both lovers of God, living virtuously and following the commandments of the Lord fully. But they were childless since Elizabeth was barren, and now they both were quite old.


  1. Luke 1:5 Zechariah means “God has remembered.” Elizabeth means “oath” or “covenant of God.”
  2. Luke 1:5 King David organized the priests into twenty-four divisions, and Abijah was the head of one of the priestly families. See Neh. 12:12, 17; 1 Chron; 24:10.
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