The Life and Teachings
of Jesus
A Restatement of the Gospels

3. Mary’s Visit to Elizabeth

        39In those days Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to the City of Judah, 40and she entered the house of Zacharias and greeted Elizabeth.
        41And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit 42and she exclaimed with a loud cry, “Blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb! 45And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord.”
        46And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, 47and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, 48for He has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden. For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed; 49for He who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name.”
        56And Mary remained with her about three months and then returned to her home.
        (Lk. 1:39–42, 45–49, 56)

Lk. 1:39  to the City / to a City (RSV)
Lk. 1:40  of Zacharias and (KJV) / of Zechariah and (RSV)
Lk. 1:53  sent away empty-handed. / sent away empty. (RSV)   (122:2/1345–6)

4. Birth and Youth of John the Baptist

        57Now the time came for Elizabeth to be delivered and she brought forth a son. 58And her neighbors and kinsfolk heard that the Lord had shown great mercy to her, and they rejoiced with her. 59And on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child; and they would have named him Zacharias after his father, 60but his mother said, “Not so; he shall be called John.”
        80And the child grew and became strong in spirit. And he was in the wilderness till the day of his public manifestation to Israel.
        (Lk. 1:57–60, 80)

Lk. 1:57  she brought forth a (KJV) / she gave birth to a (RSV)
Lk. 1:59  him Zacharias, after (KJV) / him Zechariah, after (RSV)   (135:0,1/1496–7)