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76 And indeed you, child, will be called a prophet of the Most-High. For you will go before the Lord so as to prepare His ways[a], 77 that you might give[b] His people the knowledge of salvation by the forgiveness of their sins 78 because of the deep-feelings-of mercy of our God, with which[c] the rising[d] Sun from on-high will visit us

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  1. Luke 1:76 Or, paths.
  2. Luke 1:77 That is, through the One coming after you.
  3. Luke 1:78 This is plural, referring either to deep-feelings of mercy, or to salvation, forgiveness, and deep-feelings of mercy.
  4. Luke 1:78 Or, the rising Star; or, the Dawn. That is, the Messiah, alluding to Mal 4:2.