And he asked for a tablet and wrote as follows, "1His name is John." And they were allastonished.
642And 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 all3the hillcountry of Judea.
66All who heard them kept them in mind, saying, "Whatthen will thischild turn out to be?" For 4the hand of the Lord was certainly with him.
And his fatherZacharias5was filled with the HolySpirit, and 6prophesied, saying:
"7Blessed be the LordGod of Israel, For He has visited us and accomplished8redemption for His people,
And has raised up a 9horn of salvation for us In the house of David10His servant -
7011As He spoke by the mouth of His holyprophets12from of old -
71a13Salvation14FROM OUR ENEMIES, And FROM THE HAND OF ALL WHO HATE US;
7215To showmercytoward our fathers, 16And to remember His holycovenant,
7317The oathwhich He swore to Abraham our father,