And you, my child, will be called a prophet1 of the Most High;2 for you will go on before the Lord to prepare the way for him,3
to give his people the knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of their sins,4
because of the tender mercy of our God, by which the rising sun5 will come to us from heaven
to shine on those living in darkness and in the shadow of death,6 to guide our feet into the path of peace."7
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