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robe; and they were affrighted. And he says to 6 them, Be not affrighted. Ye are seeking Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He is risen; he is not here. Behold the place where they laid him. But go, say to his disciples, and to Peter, that he 7 goes before you into Galilee. There shall ye see him, as he said to you. And they went out, and 8 fled from the sepulchre; for trembling and astonishment seized them. And they said nothing to any one; for they were afraid.

And having risen early, on the first day of the 9 week, he appeared first to Mary the Magdalene, from whom he had cast out seven devils. She went 10 and reported it to them that had been with him, as they mourned and wept. And they, hearing that 11 he was alive, and had been seen by her, believed not.

After that he appeared in another form to two of 12 them, as they walked, going into the country. They 13 also went and reported it to the rest; nor did they believe them.

Afterward he appeared to the eleven themselves 14 as they reclined at table, and upbraided their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them that had seen him after he was risen. And he said to them: Go into all the world, and 15 preach the good news to every creature. He that 16 believes and is immersed shall be saved; but he that believes not shall be condemned. And these signs shall 17

accompany them that believe; in my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new 18 tongues; they shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.


The Lord therefore, after he had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven; and he sat down on the 20 right hand of God. And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word by the signs that followed.





FORASMUCH as many have taken in hand to set 1 forth in order a narration concerning the things fully believed among us, as they delivered them to 2 us, who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word; it seemed good to me also, 3 having accurately traced all from the very first, to write to thee in order, most.excellent Theophilus; that thou mightest know the certainty concerning 4 those things wherein thou hast been instructed.

There was in the days of Herod, the king of Ju- 5 dea, a certain priest named Zachariah, of the course of Abijah; and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth. And they 6 were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless. And they had no child, because Elisabeth was 7

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barren; and they both were now far advanced in years.

8 And it came to pass that while he executed the 9 priest's office before God, in the order of his course, it fell to his lot, according to the custom of the priest's office, to burn incense, going into the temple of the 10 Lord. And the whole multitude of the people were 11 praying without at the hour of incense. And there ap

peared to him an angel of the Lord, standing on the 12 right side of the altar of incense. And Zachariah

seeing him was troubled, and fear fell upon him. 13 But the angel said to him: Fear not, Zachariah ; for thy prayer was heard, and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name 14 John. And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and 15 many shall rejoice at his birth. For he shall be

great before the Lord; and he shall not drink wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the 16 Holy Spirit, even from his mother's womb. And many of the sons of Israel shall he turn to the Lord 17 their God. And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a prepared people for the Lord.


And Zachariah said to the angel: Whereby shall I know this? For I am an old man, and my wife is 19 far advanced in years. And the angel answering said to him: I am Gabriel, that stands in the presence

of God; and I was sent to speak to thee, and to bring thee these glad tidings. And, behold, thou 20 shalt be dumb, and not able to speak, until the day that these things shall be performed, because thou didst not believe my words, which shall be fulfilled in their season.

And the people were waiting for Zachariah, 21 and wondered at his long tarrying in the temple. And when he came out he could not speak to them; 22 and they perceived that he had seen a vision in the temple; and he beckoned to them, and remained speechless.

And it came to pass, when the days of his minis- 23 tration were completed, that he departed to his own house.

And after those days his wife Elisabeth conceiv- 24 ed; and she hid herself five months, saying: thus 25 hath the Lord dealt with me, in the days wherein he looked on me to take away my reproach among


And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was 26 sent from God to a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was 27 Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. And the angel having come to 28 her, said: Hail, highly favored! The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women. And she 29 was troubled at the saying; and was considering what manner of salutation this might be. And 30

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