Now his father Zacharias p was filled with the Holy Spirit, and prophesied, saying:
"Blessed q is the Lord God of Israel,
For r He has visited and redeemed His people,
s And has raised up a horn of salvation for us
In the house of His servant David,
t As He spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets,
Who have been u since the world began,
That we should be saved from our enemies
And from the hand of all who hate us,
v To perform the mercy promised to our fathers
And to remember His holy covenant,
w The oath which He swore to our father Abraham:
To grant us that we,
Being delivered from the hand of our enemies,
Might x serve Him without fear,
y In holiness and righteousness before Him all the days of our life.
"And you, child, will be called the z prophet of the Highest;
For a you will go before the face of the Lord to prepare His ways,
To give b knowledge of salvation to His people
By the remission of their sins,
Through the tender mercy of our God,
With which the Dayspring from on high has visited us;
c To give light to those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death,
To d guide our feet into the way of peace."
So e the child grew and became strong in spirit, and f was in the deserts till the day of his manifestation to Israel.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
And it shall come to pass afterward That I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your old men shall dream dreams, Your young men shall see visions.
1 Kings 1:48
"Also the king said thus, 'Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, who has given one to sit on my throne this day, while my eyes see it!'"
Blessed be the LORD God of Israel From everlasting to everlasting! And let all the people say, "Amen!" Praise the LORD!
Go and gather the elders of Israel together, and say to them, 'The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, appeared to me, saying, "I have surely visited you and seen what is done to you in Egypt.
2 Samuel 22:3
The God of my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, My stronghold and my refuge; My Savior, You save me from violence.
There I will make the horn of David grow; I will prepare a lamp for My Anointed.
'In that day I will cause the horn of the house of Israel to spring forth, and I will open your mouth to speak in their midst. Then they shall know that I am the LORD.'"
Behold, the days are coming," says the LORD, "That I will raise to David a Branch of righteousness; A King shall reign and prosper, And execute judgment and righteousness in the earth.
Which He promised before through His prophets in the Holy Scriptures.
Whom heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began.
Then I will remember My covenant with Jacob, and My covenant with Isaac and My covenant with Abraham I will remember; I will remember the land.
I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.
Genesis 22:16 - 18
And said: "By Myself I have sworn, says the LORD, because you have done this thing, and have not withheld your son, your only son -
For when God made a promise to Abraham, because He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself.
And having been set free from sin, you became slaves of righteousness.
How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
Then I will give them one heart and one way, that they may fear Me forever, for the good of them and their children after them.
And that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.
2 Thessalonians 2:13
But we are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God from the beginning chose you for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth.
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The voice of one crying in the wilderness: "Prepare the way of the LORD; Make straight in the desert A highway for our God.
Behold, I send My messenger, And he will prepare the way before Me. And the Lord, whom you seek, Will suddenly come to His temple, Even the Messenger of the covenant, In whom you delight. Behold, He is coming," Says the LORD of hosts.
"For this is he of whom it is written: 'Behold, I send My messenger before Your face, Who will prepare Your way before You.'
"No more shall every man teach his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, 'Know the LORD,' for they all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says the LORD. For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more."
John came baptizing in the wilderness and preaching a baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.
And he went into all the region around the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.
The people who walked in darkness Have seen a great light; Those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, Upon them a light has shined.
The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, And upon those who sat in the region and shadow of death Light has dawned.
'to open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in Me.'
2 Corinthians 4:6
For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
Therefore He says: "Awake, you who sleep, Arise from the dead, And Christ will give you light.
And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice.
Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
"These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world."
And the Child grew and became strong in spirit, filled with wisdom; and the grace of God was upon Him.
In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea.