And they 1madesigns to his father, as to what he wanted him called.
And he asked for a tablet and wrote as follows, "2His name is John." And they were allastonished.
643And at once his mouth was opened and his tongue loosed, and he began to speak in praise of God.
65Fearcame on allthoselivingaround them; and allthesematters were being talkedabout in all4the hillcountry of Judea.
66All who heard them kept them in mind, saying, "Whatthen will thischild turn out to be?" For 5the hand of the Lord was certainly with him.
And his fatherZacharias6was filled with the HolySpirit, and 7prophesied, saying:
"8Blessed be the LordGod of Israel, For He has visited us and accomplished9redemption for His people,
And has raised up a 10horn of salvation for us In the house of David11His servant -
7012As He spoke by the mouth of His holyprophets13from of old -
71a14Salvation15FROM OUR ENEMIES, And FROM THE HAND OF ALL WHO HATE US;
7216To showmercytoward our fathers, 17And to remember His holycovenant,