641And 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 all2the hillcountry of Judea.
66All who heard them kept them in mind, saying, "Whatthen will thischild turn out to be?" For 3the hand of the Lord was certainly with him.
And his fatherZacharias4was filled with the HolySpirit, and 5prophesied, saying:
"6Blessed be the LordGod of Israel, For He has visited us and accomplished7redemption for His people,
And has raised up a 8horn of salvation for us In the house of David9His servant -
7010As He spoke by the mouth of His holyprophets11from of old -
71a12Salvation13FROM OUR ENEMIES, And FROM THE HAND OF ALL WHO HATE US;
7214To showmercytoward our fathers, 15And to remember His holycovenant,
7316The oathwhich He swore to Abraham our father,
To grant us that we, being rescued from the hand of our enemies, Might serve Him withoutfear,