731The oathwhich He swore to Abraham our father,
To grant us that we, being rescued from the hand of our enemies, Might serve Him withoutfear,
752In holiness and righteousnessbefore Him all our days.
"And you, child, will be called the 3prophet of 4the MostHigh; For you will go on 5BEFORE THE LORD TO 6PREPARE HIS WAYS;
To give to His people the knowledge of salvationaBy 7the forgiveness of their sins,
78Because of the tendermercy of our God, With which8the Sunrise from on high will visit us,
799TO SHINE UPON THOSE WHO SIT IN DARKNESS AND THE SHADOW OF DEATH, To guide our feet into the 10way of peace."
8011And the child continued to grow and to becomestrong in spirit, and he lived in the desertsuntil the day of his publicappearance to Israel.