Luke 1:62-72 (Lexham English Bible)

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62 So they made signs to his father [asking] what he wanted him to be named, 63 and he asked for a writing tablet [and]a wrote, saying, "John is his name." And they were all astonished. 64 And his mouth and his tongue were opened immediately, and he began to speak,b praising God. 65 And fear came on all those who lived near them, and in all the hill country of Judea all these events were discussed. 66 And all those who heard kept [these things]c in their hearts, saying, "What then will this child be? For indeed the hand of the Lord was with him!"

The Praise and Prophecy of Zechariah

67 And his father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied, saying, 68 "Blessed [be] the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has visited to help and {has redeemed}d his people, 69 and has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David, 70 just as he spoke through the mouth of his holy prophets from earliest times-- 71 salvation from our enemies and from the hand of all those who hate us, 72 to show mercy to our fathers and to remember his holy covenant,
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