The Mystery of Avatara, or Divine Incarnation

From the Bible:

St. John’s Gospel, first Chapter:

And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

 

From the Bhagavad Gita, fourth Chapter:

O Bharata, whenever virtue declines and vice predominates, I incarnate on earth. Taking visible form, I come to destroy evil and re-establish virtue.