His mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue freed, and he spoke, blessing God.
Fear came on all who lived around them, and all these sayings were talked about throughout all the hill country of Judea.
All who heard them laid them up in their heart, saying, "What then will this child be?" The hand of the Lord was with him.
His father, Zacharias, was filled with the Holy Spirit, and prophesied, saying,
"Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, For he has visited and worked redemption for his people;
And has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David
(As he spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets who have been from of old),
Salvation from our enemies, and from the hand of all who hate us;
To show mercy towards our fathers, To remember his holy covenant,
The oath which he spoke to Abraham, our father,
To grant to us that we, being delivered out of the hand of our enemies, should serve him without fear,