Luke 1:66-76 NIV

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.1

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Zechariah's Song

67 His father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit2 and prophesied:3

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      68 "Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel,4 because he has come and has redeemed his people.5

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      69 He has raised up a horna6 of salvation for us in the house of his servant David7

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        • d 1:69 - "Horn" here symbolizes strength.
          70 (as he said through his holy prophets of long ago),8

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          71 salvation from our enemies and from the hand of all who hate us--
          72 to show mercy to our fathers9 and to remember his holy covenant,10

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          73 the oath he swore to our father Abraham:11

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          74 to rescue us from the hand of our enemies, and to enable us to serve him12 without fear13

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          75 in holiness and righteousness14 before him all our days.

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          76 And you, my child, will be called a prophet15 of the Most High;16 for you will go on before the Lord to prepare the way for him,17

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