and has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David,
just as he spoke through the mouth of his holy prophets from earliest times--
salvation from our enemies and from the hand of all those who hate us,
to show mercy to our fathers and to remember his holy covenant,
the oath that he swore to Abraham our father, to grant us
[that] we, being rescued from the hand of [our] enemies, could serve him without fear
in holiness and righteousness before him all our days.
And so you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High, for you will go on before the Lord to prepare his ways,
to give knowledge of salvation to his people by the forgiveness of their sins,
because of the merciful compassion of our God by which the dawn will visit to help us from on high,
to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to direct our feet into the way of peace."