Luke 1:70-80 NIV

70 (as he said through his holy prophets of long ago),1

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71 salvation from our enemies and from the hand of all who hate us--
72 to show mercy to our fathers2 and to remember his holy covenant,3

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73 the oath he swore to our father Abraham:4

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74 to rescue us from the hand of our enemies, and to enable us to serve him5 without fear6

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75 in holiness and righteousness7 before him all our days.

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76 And you, my child, will be called a prophet8 of the Most High;9 for you will go on before the Lord to prepare the way for him,10

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      77 to give his people the knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of their sins,11

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      78 because of the tender mercy of our God, by which the rising sun12 will come to us from heaven

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      79 to shine on those living in darkness and in the shadow of death,13 to guide our feet into the path of peace."14

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      80 And the child grew and became strong in spirit;15 and he lived in the desert until he appeared publicly to Israel.

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