for he will be great in the sight of the Lord. He is never to take wine or other fermented drink,1 and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit2 even from birth.3
Many of the people of Israel will he bring back to the Lord their God.
And he will go on before the Lord,4 in the spirit and power of Elijah,5 to turn the hearts of the fathers to their children6 and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous--to make ready a people prepared for the Lord."7