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Luke 1:78-80 The Passion Translation (TPT)

78 The splendor light of heaven’s glorious sunrise[a]
    is about to break upon us in holy visitation,
    all because the merciful heart of our God is so very tender.
79 The word from heaven will come to us[b]
    with dazzling light to shine upon those
    who live in darkness, near death’s dark shadow.[c]
    And he will illuminate the path that leads to the way of peace.”

80 Afterward, their son grew up and was strengthened by the Holy Spirit[d] and he grew in his love for God. John chose to live in the lonely wilderness until the day came when he was to be displayed publicly to Israel.


  1. Luke 1:78 Some believe this is a quote from Mal. 4:2. Jesus the Savior is the dawning light of a new day to this dark world. This “sunrise” is the appearing of Jesus, the Messiah.
  2. Luke 1:79 Or “manifestation from heaven” as translated from the Aramaic.
  3. Luke 1:79 Zechariah is quoting from Isa. 9:2 and 59:8.
  4. Luke 1:80 Both of John’s parents were full of the Holy Spirit (vv. 41, 67). John was raised in a Spirit-filled home.
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