Luke 1:67

Zechariah's Prophecy

67 And his father Zechariah 1was filled with the Holy Spirit and 2prophesied, saying,

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 And fear came on all their neighbors. And all these things were talked about through all the hill country of Judea,
66 and all who heard them laid them up in their hearts, saying, "What then will this child be?" For the hand of the Lord was with him.
67 And his father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied, saying,
68 "Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he has visited and redeemed his people
69 and has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David,

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