Luke 1:67

Zechariah's Prophecy

67 Then his father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied:

Luke 1:67 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 1:67

And his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Ghost,
&c.] With a spirit of prophecy, as his wife Elisabeth had been before, ( Luke 1:41 )

and prophesied
saying; the following things, relating to the Messiah, his incarnation and redemption by him; to the accomplishing of the covenant, oath, promise and mercy of God to his people; and to his son, the forerunner of Christ; and to his work and office, in the various parts and branches of it, which he should perform. Whence it appears, that the following song is of divine inspiration; and that Zacharias spake it as he was moved by the Holy Ghost, as the prophets of old did.

Luke 1:67 In-Context

65 Fear came on all those who lived around them, and all these things were being talked about throughout the hill country of Judea.
66 All who heard about [him] took [it] to heart, saying, "What then will this child become?" For, indeed, the Lord's hand was with him.
67 Then his father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied:
68 Praise the Lord, the God of Israel, because He has visited and provided redemption for His people.
69 He has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of His servant David,