Luke 1:63-73 NIV

63 He asked for a writing tablet, and to everyone's astonishment he wrote, "His name is John."1

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      64 Immediately his mouth was opened and his tongue was loosed, and he began to speak,2 praising God.

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      65 The neighbors were all filled with awe, and throughout the hill country of Judea3 people were talking about all these things.

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          66 Everyone who heard this wondered about it, asking, "What then is this child going to be?" For the Lord's hand was with him.4

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          Zechariah's Song

          67 His father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit5 and prophesied:6

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              68 "Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel,7 because he has come and has redeemed his people.8

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              69 He has raised up a horna9 of salvation for us in the house of his servant David10

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                • d 1:69 - "Horn" here symbolizes strength.
                  70 (as he said through his holy prophets of long ago),11

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                  71 salvation from our enemies and from the hand of all who hate us--
                  72 to show mercy to our fathers12 and to remember his holy covenant,13

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                  73 the oath he swore to our father Abraham:14

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