Zechariah’s Song

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

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      68 “Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has come to his people and redeemed them.

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      69 He has raised up a horna of salvation for us in the house of his servant David

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        • c 1:69 - "Horn" here symbolizes a strong king.
          70 (as he said through his holy prophets of long ago),

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

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          73 the oath he swore to our father Abraham:

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          74 to rescue us from the hand of our enemies, and to enable us to serve him without fear

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          75 in holiness and righteousness before him all our days.

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

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

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

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

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              80 And the child grew and became strong in spiritb ; and he lived in the wilderness until he appeared publicly to Israel.

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                • d 1:80 - Or "in the Spirit"