Zacharias’ Prophecy

67 Now his father Zacharias (A)was filled with the Holy Spirit, and prophesied, saying:

68 “Blessed(B) is the Lord God of Israel,
For (C)He has visited and redeemed His people,
69 (D)And has raised up a horn of salvation for us
In the house of His servant David,
70 (E)As He spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets,
Who have been (F)since the world began,
71 That we should be saved from our enemies
And from the hand of all who hate us,
72 (G)To perform the mercy promised to our fathers
And to remember His holy covenant,
73 (H)The oath which He swore to our father Abraham:
74 To grant us that we,
Being delivered from the hand of our enemies,
Might (I)serve Him without fear,
75 (J)In holiness and righteousness before Him all the days of our life.

76 “And you, child, will be called the (K)prophet of the Highest;
For (L)you will go before the face of the Lord to prepare His ways,
77 To give (M)knowledge of salvation to His people
By the remission of their sins,
78 Through the tender mercy of our God,
With which the [a]Dayspring from on high [b]has visited us;
79 (N)To give light to those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death,
To (O)guide our feet into the way of peace.”

80 So (P)the child grew and became strong in spirit, and (Q)was in the deserts till the day of his manifestation to Israel.

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  1. Luke 1:78 Lit. Dawn; the Messiah
  2. Luke 1:78 NU shall visit

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