71a1Salvation2FROM OUR ENEMIES, And FROM THE HAND OF ALL WHO HATE US;
723To showmercytoward our fathers, 4And to remember His holycovenant,
735The oathwhich He swore to Abraham our father,
To grant us that we, being rescued from the hand of our enemies, Might serve Him withoutfear,
756In holiness and righteousnessbefore Him all our days.
"And you, child, will be called the 7prophet of 8the MostHigh; For you will go on 9BEFORE THE LORD TO 10PREPARE HIS WAYS;
To give to His people the knowledge of salvationbBy 11the forgiveness of their sins,
78Because of the tendermercy of our God, With which12the Sunrise from on high will visit us,
7913TO SHINE UPON THOSE WHO SIT IN DARKNESS AND THE SHADOW OF DEATH, To guide our feet into the 14way of peace."
8015And the child continued to grow and to becomestrong in spirit, and he lived in the desertsuntil the day of his publicappearance to Israel.