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Now Elisabeth's full time came that she should be delivered [give birth]; and she brought forth a son. LK 1:57 And her neighbours and her cousins heard how the Lord had shewed great mercy upon her; and they rejoiced with her. LK 1:58 And it came to pass, that on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child; and they called him Zacharias, after the name of his father. LK 1:59 And his mother answered and said, Not so; but he shall be called John. LK 1:60 And they said unto her, There is none of thy kindred [relatives] that is called by this name. LK 1:61 And they made signs to his father, how he would have him called. LK 1:62 And he asked for a writing table[t], and wrote, saying, His name is John. And they marvelled all. LK 1:63 And his mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue loosed, and he spake [spoke], and praised God. LK 1:64 And fear came on all that dwelt round about them: and all these sayings [things WU] were noised abroad [talked about] throughout all the hill country of Judaea. LK 1:65 And all they that heard them laid them up in their hearts, saying, What manner of child shall this be! And the hand of the Lord was with him. LK 1:66

And his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Ghost [Spirit], and prophesied, saying, LK 1:67 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he hath visited and redeemed his people, LK 1:68 And hath raised up an horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David; LK 1:69 As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets, which have been since the world began [from of old]: LK 1:70 That we should be saved from our enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us; LK 1:71 To perform the mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember his holy covenant; LK 1:72 The oath which he sware to our father Abraham, LK 1:73 That he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear, LK 1:74 In holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life. LK 1:75 BLESSINGS Peace 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 [the way for him WU]; LK 1:76 To give knowledge of salvation unto his people by [through WU] the remission [forgiveness WU] of their sins, LK 1:77 REPENT Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby [by which WU] the dayspring [rising sun WU] from on high hath visited us, LK 1:78 To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace. LK 1:79 JESUS Life

And the child grew, and waxed [became] strong in spirit, and was in the deserts till the day of his shewing [public appearance] unto Israel. LK 1:80

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