Luke 1:76

76 And you, my child, will be called a prophet of the Most High; for you will go on before the Lord to prepare the way for him,

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Luke 1:76 in Other Translations

KJV
76 And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest: for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways;
ESV
76 And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High; for you will go before the Lord to prepare his ways,
NLT
76 “And you, my little son, will be called the prophet of the Most High, because you will prepare the way for the Lord.
MSG
76 And you, my child, "Prophet of the Highest," will go ahead of the Master to prepare his ways,
CSB
76 And child, you will be called a prophet of the Most High, for you will go before the Lord to prepare His ways,

Luke 1:76 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 1:76

And thou, child, shalt be called the Prophet of the Highest,
&c.] Here Zacharias turns himself to his son John, though an infant, and incapable of knowing what was said to him; and for the sake of those that were present, describes his office and work; and says, that he should be "called", that is, that he should "be", and be accounted a "prophet": for he was not only a preacher of Christ and his Gospel, but he also foretold the coming of the Messiah; and the vengeance that should fall on the Jewish nation, for their unfruitfulness, impenitence, and unbelief: and the Prophet "of the Highest"; that is, of God; as the Persic version renders it, of the most high God; and by whom is meant, the Lord Jesus Christ, whose prophet, harbinger, and forerunner John was; and so is a proof of Christ being the supreme, or most high God:

for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord, to prepare his ways;
as the angel had suggested in ( Luke 1:17 ) and as was prophesied of him in ( Isaiah 11:3 ) ( Malachi 3:1 ) . (See Gill on Matthew 3:3).

Luke 1:76 In-Context

74 to rescue us from the hand of our enemies, and to enable us to serve him without fear
75 in holiness and righteousness before him all our days.
76 And you, my child, will be called a prophet of the Most High; for you will go on before the Lord to prepare the way for him,
77 to give his people the knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of their sins,
78 because of the tender mercy of our God, by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven

Cross References 3

  • 1. S Matthew 11:9
  • 2. ver 32,35; S Mark 5:7
  • 3. ver 17; Malachi 3:1; S Matthew 3:3
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