Luke 1:67-80 NIV

Zechariah's Song

67 His father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit1 and prophesied:2

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      68 "Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel,3 because he has come and has redeemed his people.4

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      69 He has raised up a horna5 of salvation for us in the house of his servant David6

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        • d 1:69 - "Horn" here symbolizes strength.
          70 (as he said through his holy prophets of long ago),7

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          71 salvation from our enemies and from the hand of all who hate us--
          72 to show mercy to our fathers8 and to remember his holy covenant,9

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          73 the oath he swore to our father Abraham:10

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          74 to rescue us from the hand of our enemies, and to enable us to serve him11 without fear12

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          75 in holiness and righteousness13 before him all our days.

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          76 And you, my child, will be called a prophet14 of the Most High;15 for you will go on before the Lord to prepare the way for him,16

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              77 to give his people the knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of their sins,17

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              78 because of the tender mercy of our God, by which the rising sun18 will come to us from heaven

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              79 to shine on those living in darkness and in the shadow of death,19 to guide our feet into the path of peace."20

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              80 And the child grew and became strong in spirit;21 and he lived in the desert until he appeared publicly to Israel.

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