Luke 1:14

Luke 1:14

And thou shalt have joy and gladness
Not only because of his having a son; but because this his son would be the prophet of the Highest; would go before the Lord, and prepare his ways; give knowledge of salvation to many, and light to them that were in darkness, and guide their feet in the way of peace: all which, and more, he afterwards expresses in his song, whereby this part of the angel's prediction had its accomplishment:

and many shall rejoice at his birth;
as the neighbours and cousins of his parents did; see ( Luke 1:58 ) and not only they, but all others, who, afterwards had knowledge of him as prophet, and as the forerunner of the Messiah.

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