Luke 1:64-74 NIV

64 Immediately his mouth was opened and his tongue was loosed, and he began to speak,1 praising God.

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65 The neighbors were all filled with awe, and throughout the hill country of Judea2 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.3

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      Zechariah's Song

      67 His father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit4 and prophesied:5

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          68 "Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel,6 because he has come and has redeemed his people.7

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          69 He has raised up a horna8 of salvation for us in the house of his servant David9

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            • d 1:69 - "Horn" here symbolizes strength.
              70 (as he said through his holy prophets of long ago),10

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              71 salvation from our enemies and from the hand of all who hate us--
              72 to show mercy to our fathers11 and to remember his holy covenant,12

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              73 the oath he swore to our father Abraham:13

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              74 to rescue us from the hand of our enemies, and to enable us to serve him14 without fear15

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