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1:17 in the spirit and power of Elijah. See Mal. 3:1; 4:5.
turn the hearts of the fathers to the children. He will restore unity to broken families, undoing the effects of sin (Ex. 34:7).
make ready. The climax is that John would prepare the way for the Lord. This is the reason he is especially remembered.