57NowElisabeth'sfulltimecame that she should be delivered ; and she brought forth a son.58And her neighboursandhercousinsheardhow the Lord had shewed greatmercyuponher;and they rejoiced with her.59And it came to pass , that on the eighthday they came to circumcise the child;and they calledhimZacharias,after the name of hisfather.60Andhismotheranswered and said , Not so; but he shall be calledJohn.61And they saiduntoher , There isnoneofthykindredthat is called by thisname.62And they made signs to hisfather,howhe would havehimcalled .
63And he asked for a writing table, and wrote , saying , HisnameisJohn.And they marvelledall.64Andhismouth was openedimmediately,andhistongue loosed, and he spake , and praisedGod.65Andfearcameonall that dwelt round aboutthem:andallthesesayingsa were noised abroadthroughoutall the hill country of Judaea.66Andall they that heard them laid them upintheirhearts,saying , Whatmanner of childshallthisbe ! And the hand of the Lordwaswithhim.67AndhisfatherZacharias was filled with the HolyGhost,andprophesied , saying ,
68Blessed be the LordGod of Israel;for he hath visitedandredeemedhispeople ,
69And hath raised up an horn of salvation for usin the house of hisservantDavid;70As he spakeby the mouth of hisholyprophets,which have been since the world began:71
That we should be savedfromourenemies,andfrom the hand of all that hateus;72
To perform the mercy promised toourfathers,and to rememberhisholycovenant;73
The oathwhich he swaretoourfatherAbraham,74
That he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of ourenemies might servehim without fear,75Inholinessandrighteousnessbeforehim,all the days of ourlife.76Andthou,child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest:for thou shalt gobefore the face of the Lord to preparehisways;77
To giveknowledge of salvation unto hispeoplebyb the remission of theirsins,78Through the tendercmercy of ourGod;wherebythedayspringfrom on high hath visitedus,79
To give light to them that sitindarknessand in the shadow of death, to guideourfeetinto the way of peace.80And the childgrew , and waxed strong in spirit,andwasin the desertstill the day of hisshewinguntoIsrael.