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John will be great in the Lord's sight. He must not drink any wine or strong drink. From his very birth he will be filled with the Holy Spirit,
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For he shall be great before the Lord and shall drink no wine nor strong drink: and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb.
Luke 7:28 For I say to you: Amongst those that are born of men, there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist. But he that is the lesser in the kingdom of God is greater than he.
Genesis 12:2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and magnify thy name, and thou shalt be blessed.
Genesis 48:19 But he refusing, said: I know, my son, I know: and this also shall become a people, and shall be multiplied; but his younger brother shall be greater than he; and his seed shall grow into nations.
Joshua 3:7 And the Lord said to Joshua: This day will I begin to exalt thee before Israel: that they may know that as I was with Moses, so I am with thee also.
Joshua 4:14 In that day the Lord magnified Joshua in the sight of all Israel, that they should fear him, as they had feared Moses, while he lived.
1 Chronicles 17:8 And I have been with thee whithersoever thou hast gone: and have slain all thy enemies before thee, and have made thee a name like that of one of the great ones that are renowned in the earth.
1 Chronicles 29:12 Thine are riches, and thine is glory, thou hast dominion over all, in thy hand is power and might: in thy hand greatness, and the empire of all things.
Matthew 11:9-19 But what went you out to see? A prophet? Yea I tell you, and more than a prophet. . . .
John 5:35 He was a burning and a shining light: and you were willing for a time to rejoice in his light.
Luke 7:33 For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine. And you say: He hath a devil.
Numbers 6:2-4 Speak to the children of Israel, and thou shalt say to them: When a man, or woman, shall make a vow to be sanctified, and will consecrate themselves to the Lord: . . .
Judges 13:4-6 Now therefore beware, and drink no wine nor strong drink, and eat not any unclean thing. . . .
Matthew 11:18 For John came neither eating nor drinking; and they say: He hath a devil.
Zechariah 9:15 The Lord of hosts will protect them: and they shall devour, and subdue with the stones of the sling: and drinking they shall be inebriated as it were with wine, and they shall be filled as bowls, and as the horns of the altar.
Acts 2:4,14-18 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost: and they began to speak with divers tongues, according as the Holy Ghost gave them to speak. . . .
Ephesians 5:18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is luxury: but be ye filled with the Holy Spirit,
Psalm 22:9 For thou art he that hast drawn me out of the womb: my hope from the breasts of my mother.
Jeremiah 1:5 Before I formed thee in the bowels of thy mother, I knew thee: and before thou camest forth out of the womb, I sanctified thee, and made thee a prophet unto the nations.
Galatians 1:15 But when it pleased him who separated me from my mother's womb and called me by his grace,
ContextGabriel Foretells John's Birth
…14And thou shalt have joy and gladness: and many shall rejoice in his nativity. 15For he shall be great before the Lord and shall drink no wine nor strong drink: and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb. 16And he shall convert many of the children of Israel to the Lord their God.…
You shall not drink wine nor any thing that may make drunk, thou nor thy sons, when you enter into the tabernacle of the testimony, lest you die. Because it is an everlasting precept; through your generations:
They shall abstain from wine, and from every thing that may make a man drunk. They shall not drink vinegar of wine, or of any other drink, nor any thing that is pressed out of the grape: nor shall they eat grapes either fresh or dried.
Now therefore beware, and drink no wine nor strong drink, and eat not any unclean thing.
Because thou shalt conceive, and bear a son, and no razor shall touch his head: for he shall be a Nazarite of God, from his infancy, and from his mother's womb, and he shall begin to deliver Israel from the hands of the Philistines.
Before I formed thee in the bowels of thy mother, I knew thee: and before thou camest forth out of the womb, I sanctified thee, and made thee a prophet unto the nations.
And they answered : We will not drink wine: because Jonadab the son of Rechab, our father, commanded us, saying: You shall drink no wine, neither you, nor your children, for ever:
For John came neither eating nor drinking; and they say: He hath a devil.
And thou shalt have joy and gladness: and many shall rejoice in his nativity.
For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine. And you say: He hath a devil.
And be not drunk with wine, wherein is luxury: but be ye filled with the Holy Spirit,
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