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Luke 1:59-68 (New American Standard)

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59 And it happened that on 1the eighth day they came to circumcise the child, and they were going to call him Zacharias, aafter his father. 60 But his mother answered and said, "No indeed; but 2he shall be called John." 61 And they said to her, "There is no one among your relatives who is called by that name." 62 And they 3made signs to his father, as to what he wanted him called. 63 And he asked for a tablet and wrote as follows, "4His name is John." And they were all astonished. 64 5And at once his mouth was opened and his tongue loosed, and he began to speak in praise of God. 65 Fear came on all those living around them; and all these matters were being talked about in all 6the hill country of Judea. 66 All who heard them kept them in mind, saying, "What then will this child turn out to be?" For 7the hand of the Lord was certainly with him.

Zacharias's Prophecy

67 And his father Zacharias 8was filled with the Holy Spirit, and 9prophesied, saying: 68 "10Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, For He has visited us and accomplished 11redemption for His people,
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