¶ There was in the dayes of Herode the king of Iudea, a certaine Priest, named Zacharias, of the course of Abia, and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth.
And they had no childe, because that Elizabeth was barren, and they both were now well striken in yeeres.
But the Angel said vnto him, Feare not, Zacharias, for thy prayer is heard, and thy wife Elizabeth shall beare thee a sonne, and thou shalt call his name Iohn.
And after those dayes his wife Elizabeth conceiued, and hid her selfe fiue moneths, saying,
And behold, thy cousin Elizabeth, she hath also conceiued a sonne in her old age, and this is the sixt moneth with her, who was called barren.
And entred into the house of Zacharias, and saluted Elizabeth.
And it came to passe that when Elizabeth heard the salutation of Marie, the babe leaped in her wombe, and Elizabeth was filled with the holy Ghost.
Now Elizabeths full time came, that shee should be deliuered, and shee brought foorth a sonne.