701As He spoke by the mouth of His holyprophets2from of old -
71a3Salvation4FROM OUR ENEMIES, And FROM THE HAND OF ALL WHO HATE US;
725To showmercytoward our fathers, 6And to remember His holycovenant,
737The oathwhich He swore to Abraham our father,
To grant us that we, being rescued from the hand of our enemies, Might serve Him withoutfear,
758In holiness and righteousnessbefore Him all our days.
"And you, child, will be called the 9prophet of 10the MostHigh; For you will go on 11BEFORE THE LORD TO 12PREPARE HIS WAYS;
To give to His people the knowledge of salvationbBy 13the forgiveness of their sins,
78Because of the tendermercy of our God, With which14the Sunrise from on high will visit us,
7915TO SHINE UPON THOSE WHO SIT IN DARKNESS AND THE SHADOW OF DEATH, To guide our feet into the 16way of peace."
8017And the child continued to grow and to becomestrong in spirit, and he lived in the desertsuntil the day of his publicappearance to Israel.