The conception of John the Baptist, and of Christ. The visitation and canticle of the Blessed Virgin. The birth of the Baptist and the canticle of Zachary.
 Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a narration of the things that have been accomplished among us;
Quoniam quidem multi conati sunt ordinare narrationem, quae in nobis completae sunt, rerum :
 According as they have delivered them unto us, who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word:
sicut tradiderunt nobis, qui ab initio ipsi viderunt, et ministri fuerunt sermonis :
 It seemed good to me also, having diligently attained to all things from the beginning, to write to thee in order, most excellent Theophilus,
visum est et mihi, assecuto omnia a principio diligenter, ex ordine tibi scribere, optime Theophile,
 To give knowledge of salvation to his people, unto the remission of their sins:
ad dandam scientiam salutis plebi ejus in remissionem peccatorum eorum
 Through the bowels of the mercy of our God, in which the Orient from on high hath visited us:
per viscera misericordiae Dei nostri, in quibus visitavit nos, oriens ex alto :
 To enlighten them that sit in darkness, and in the shadow of death: to direct our feet into the way of peace.
illuminare his qui in tenebris et in umbra mortis sedent : ad dirigendos pedes nostros in viam pacis.
 And the child grew, and was strengthened in spirit; and was in the deserts until the day of his manifestation to Israel.
Puer autem crescebat, et confortabatur spiritu : et erat in desertis usque in diem ostensionis suae ad Israel.