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50 indeed, his mercy is for those who fear him
    from generation to generation.(A)
51 He has shown strength with his arm;
    he has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.(B)
52 He has brought down the powerful from their thrones
    and lifted up the lowly;(C)
53 he has filled the hungry with good things
    and sent the rich away empty.(D)

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Zechariah’s Prophecy

67 Then his father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied:(A)

68 “Blessed be the Lord God of Israel,
    for he has looked favorably on[a] his people and redeemed them.(B)
69 He has raised up a mighty savior[b] for us
    in the house of his child David,(C)
70 as he spoke through the mouth of his holy prophets from of old,(D)
71     that we would be saved from our enemies and from the hand of all who hate us.
72 Thus he has shown the mercy promised to our ancestors
    and has remembered his holy covenant,(E)
73 the oath that he swore to our ancestor Abraham,
to grant us 74     that we, being rescued from the hands of our enemies,
might serve him without fear,(F) 75 in holiness and righteousness
    in his presence all our days.(G)
76 And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High,
    for you will go before the Lord to prepare his ways,(H)
77 to give his people knowledge of salvation
    by the forgiveness of their sins.(I)
78 Because of the tender mercy of our God,
    the dawn from on high will break[c] upon[d] us,
79 to shine upon those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death,
    to guide our feet into the way of peace.”(J)

80 The child grew and became strong in spirit, and he was in the wilderness until the day he appeared publicly to Israel.(K)

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  1. 1.68 Or has visited
  2. 1.69 Gk a horn of salvation
  3. 1.78 Other ancient authorities read has broken
  4. 1.78 Gk will visit