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«THERE was in the days of Herod, the king of Judaea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia: and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth.»
«And the people waited for Zacharias, and marvelled that he tarried so long in the temple.»
«And Mary arose in those days, and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Juda; / And entered into the house of Zacharias, and saluted Elisabeth.»
«And his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Ghost, and prophesied, saying, / Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he hath visited and redeemed his people, / And hath raised up an horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David; / As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets, which have been since the world began: / That we should be saved from our enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us; / To perform the mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember his holy covenant; / The oath which he sware to our father Abraham, / That he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear, / In holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life.»
«And Zacharias said unto the angel, Whereby shall I know this? for I am an old man, and my wife well stricken in years.»
«And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him.»
«And it came to pass, that on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child; and they called him Zacharias, after the name of his father.»
«Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell? / Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city: / That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar.»
«Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judaea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of Ituraea and of the region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias the tetrarch of Abilene, / Annas and Caiaphas being the high priests, the word of God came unto John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness.»
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«Therefore also said the wisdom of God, I will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them they shall slay and persecute: / That the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation; / From the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias which perished between the altar and the temple: verily I say unto you, It shall be required of this generation.»