January 1st, 2019

Circumcision and Name of Jesus


Collect (LSB)

Lord God, You made Your beloved Son, our Savior, subject to the Law and caused Him to shed His blood on our behalf. Grant us the true circumcision of the Spirit that our hearts may be made pure from all sins; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Old Testament (LSB): Num. 6:22-27


Aaron’s Blessing

 22The LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 23"Speak to Aaron and his sons, saying, Thus(A) you shall bless the people of Israel: you shall say to them,
 24The LORD(B) bless you and(C) keep you; 25the LORD(D) make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; 26the LORD(E) lift up his countenance[a] upon you and give you peace.

 27(F) "So shall they put my name upon the people of Israel, and I will bless them."

Footnotes:Numbers 6:26 Or face
Cross references:Numbers 6:23 : Lev 9:22; Deut 21:5; 1 Chr 23:13 Numbers 6:24 : Psalm 134:3 Numbers 6:24 : Psalm 121:3-8 Numbers 6:25 : Psalm 31:16; 67:1; 80:3, 7, 19; 119:135; Dan 9:17 Numbers 6:26 : Psalm 4:6 Numbers 6:27 : Deut 28:10; 2 Chr 7:14; Dan 9:18, 19


Old Testament: Isaiah 55:1-13


The Compassion of the LORD

 1(A) "Come, everyone who thirsts,
   come to the waters;and he who has no money,
   (B) come, buy and eat!Come, buy wine and milk
   without money and without price. 2(C) Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread,
   and your labor for that which does not satisfy?Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good,
   and delight yourselves in rich food. 3Incline your ear, and come to me;
   (D) hear, that your soul may live;(E) and I will make with you an everlasting covenant,
   (F) my steadfast, sure love for(G) David. 4(H) Behold, I made him a witness to the peoples,
   (I) a leader and commander for the peoples. 5(J) Behold, you shall call a nation that you do not know,
   and(K) a nation that did not know you shall run to you,because of the LORD your God, and of the Holy One of Israel,
   (L) for he has glorified you.

 6(M) "Seek the LORD while he may be found;
   call upon him while he is near; 7let the wicked forsake his way,
   and the unrighteous man his thoughts;let him return to the LORD, that he may have compassion on him,
   and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. 8For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
   neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD. 9(N) For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
   so are my ways higher than your ways
   and my thoughts than your thoughts.

 10(O) "For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven
   and do not return there but water the earth,making it bring forth and sprout,
   (P) giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, 11so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth;
   it shall not return to me empty,but(Q) it shall accomplish that which I purpose,
   and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.

 12(R) "For you shall go out in joy
   and be led forth in peace;(S) the mountains and the hills before you
   shall break forth into singing,
   and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. 13(T) Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress;
   instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle;and it shall make a name for the LORD,
   an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off."

Cross references:Isaiah 55:1 : Isaiah 44:3; John 7:37; Matt 5:6 Isaiah 55:1 : Prov 9:5 Isaiah 55:2 : John 6:27 Isaiah 55:3 : Prov 4:4 Isaiah 55:3 : Isaiah 61:8; Jer 32:40; Ezek 37:26; Isaiah 54:8; 59:21 Isaiah 55:3 : Psalm 89:33-35; Acts 13:34 Isaiah 55:3 : Jer 30:9 Isaiah 55:4 : Psalm 18:43 Isaiah 55:4 : Dan 9:25; Mic 5:2; Acts 5:31; Rev 17:14; 19:16; Isaiah 9:6, 7 Isaiah 55:5 : Isaiah 55:4 Isaiah 55:5 : Zech 8:22, 23 Isaiah 55:5 : Isaiah 44:23; Acts 3:13 Isaiah 55:6 : Psalm 32:6; Amos 5:4 Isaiah 55:9 : Psalm 103:11 Isaiah 55:10 : Psalm 148:8 Isaiah 55:10 : 2 Cor 9:10 Isaiah 55:11 : Isaiah 40:8 Isaiah 55:12 : Isaiah 35:10; Isaiah 48:20, 21; 52:12 Isaiah 55:12 : Isaiah 44:23; Psalm 98:8 Isaiah 55:13 : Isaiah 35:1, 2; 41:19


Epistle: Gal. 3:23-29


 23Now before faith came, we were held captive under the law,(A) imprisoned until the coming faith would be revealed. 24So then,(B) the law was our(C) guardian until Christ came,(D) in order that we might be justified by faith. 25But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian, 26for in Christ Jesus(E) you are all sons of God, through faith. 27For as many of you as(F) were baptized(G) into Christ have(H) put on Christ. 28(I) There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave[a] nor free,(J) there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29And(K) if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s offspring,(L) heirs according to promise.

Footnotes:Galatians 3:28 Greek bondservant
Cross references:Galatians 3:23 : 1 Pet 1:5 Galatians 3:24 : Matt 5:17; Rom 10:4; Col 2:17; Heb 9:9, 10 Galatians 3:24 : 1 Cor 4:15 (Gk) Galatians 3:24 : Galatians 3:11; Galatians 2:16 Galatians 3:26 : Galatians 4:5, 6; John 1:12; Rom 8:14-16 Galatians 3:27 : Rom 6:3 Galatians 3:27 : Acts 8:16 Galatians 3:27 : Rom 13:14 Galatians 3:28 : Galatians 3:14; Galatians 5:6; 6:15; Rom 3:30; 1 Cor 12:13 Galatians 3:28 : 1 Cor 11:11 Galatians 3:29 : Rom 9:7; 1 Cor 3:23 Galatians 3:29 : Galatians 4:1, 7; Rom 8:17; Eph 3:6; Galatians 4:28; 2 Tim 1:1; Titus 1:2; Heb 9:15


Gospel: Luke 2:21


 21And(A) at the end of eight days, when he was circumcised,(B) he was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb.

Cross references:Luke 2:21 : Luke 1:59 Luke 2:21 : Luke 1:31; Matt 1:21, 25


Matins Psalm(s): Ps. 122; Ps. 72


Let Us Go to the House of the LORD

A Song of(A) Ascents. Of David.

 1I was glad when they said to me,
   (B) "Let us go to the house of the LORD!" 2Our feet have been standing
   within your gates, O Jerusalem!

 3Jerusalem—(C) built as a city
   that is(D) bound firmly together, 4to which the tribes(E) go up,
   the tribes of the LORD,as was(F) decreed for[a] Israel,
   to give thanks to the name of the LORD. 5There(G) thrones for judgment were set,
   the thrones of the house of David.

 6(H) Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!
   "May they be secure who love you! 7Peace be within your(I) walls
   and security within your towers!" 8For my brothers and companions’ sake
   I will say,(J) "Peace be within you!" 9For the sake of the house of the LORD our God,
   I will(K) seek your good.

Footnotes:Psalm 122:4 Or as a testimony for
Cross references:Psalm 122:1 : Psalm 120, title Psalm 122:1 : Isa 2:3; Mic 4:2; Zech 8:21 Psalm 122:3 : Psalm 147:2 Psalm 122:3 : Neh 4:6 Psalm 122:4 : Deut 16:16 Psalm 122:4 : Psalm 78:5 Psalm 122:5 : Deut 17:8; 2 Sam 15:2; 1 Kgs 3:16; 7:7; 2 Chr 19:8 Psalm 122:6 : Psalm 51:18; Jer 29:7 Psalm 122:7 : Psalm 48:13 Psalm 122:8 : 1 Sam 25:6; Psalm 85:8 Psalm 122:9 : Neh 2:10; Esth 10:3




Give the King Your Justice

Of(A) Solomon.

 1Give the king your(B) justice, O God,
   and your righteousness to the royal son! 2May he(C) judge your people with righteousness,
   and your poor with justice! 3Let the mountains bear(D) prosperity for the people,
   and the hills, in righteousness! 4May he defend the cause of the poor of the people,
   give deliverance to the children of the needy,
   and crush the oppressor!

 5May they fear you[a] while(E) the sun endures,
   and as long as the moon,(F) throughout all generations! 6May he be like(G) rain that falls on(H) the mown grass,
   like(I) showers that water the earth! 7In his days may(J) the righteous flourish,
   and(K) peace abound, till the moon be no more!

 8May he have dominion from(L) sea to sea,
   and from(M) the River[b] to the ends of the earth! 9May desert tribes(N) bow down before him,
   and his enemies(O) lick the dust! 10May the kings of(P) Tarshish and of(Q) the coastlands
   render him(R) tribute;may the kings of(S) Sheba and(T) Seba
   bring gifts! 11May all kings(U) fall down before him,
   all nations serve him!

 12For he delivers(V) the needy when he calls,
   the poor and him who has no helper. 13He has pity on the weak and the needy,
   and saves the lives of the needy. 14From oppression and violence he redeems their life,
   and(W) precious is their blood in his sight.

 15Long may he live;
   may(X) gold of Sheba be given to him!May prayer be made(Y) for him continually,
   and blessings invoked for him all the day! 16May there be abundance of grain in the land;
   on the tops of the mountains may it wave;
   may its fruit be like Lebanon;and may people(Z) blossom in the cities
   like the(AA) grass of the field! 17(AB) May his name endure forever,
   his fame continue as long as the sun!(AC) May people be blessed in him,
   (AD) all nations call him blessed!

 18(AE) Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel,
   who alone does(AF) wondrous things. 19Blessed be his(AG) glorious name forever;
   may(AH) the whole earth be filled with his glory!
         (AI) Amen and Amen!

 20(AJ) The prayers of(AK) David, the son of Jesse, are ended.

Footnotes:Psalm 72:5 Septuagint He shall endure Psalm 72:8 That is, the Euphrates
Cross references:Psalm 72:1 : Psalm 127, title Psalm 72:1 : 1 Chr 22:12 Psalm 72:2 : Isa 9:7; 11:2-4; 32:1; Psalm 122:5 Psalm 72:3 : Psalm 85:10; Isa 32:17; 52:7 Psalm 72:5 : Psalms 42:7, 17; Psalm 89:36, 37; Jer 31:35, 36; Jer 33:20, 25 Psalm 72:5 : Psalm 89:4; Luke 1:33 Psalm 72:6 : 2 Sam 23:4; Hos 6:3 Psalm 72:6 : Amos 7:1 Psalm 72:6 : Deut 32:2; Psalm 65:10; Job 5:10 Psalm 72:7 : Psalm 92:12 Psalm 72:7 : Isa 2:4; Eph 2:14 Psalm 72:8 : Exodus 23:31; 1 Kgs 4:21, 24; Zech 9:10; Psalm 80:11; 89:25 Psalm 72:8 : Psalm 2:8 Psalm 72:9 : Psalm 22:29 Psalm 72:9 : Isa 49:23; Mic 7:17 Psalm 72:10 : 1 Kgs 10:22 Psalm 72:10 : Isa 42:10, 12; 51:5; 60:9 Psalm 72:10 : Psalm 68:29; 1 Sam 10:27 Psalm 72:10 : 1 Kgs 10:1 Psalm 72:10 : Gen 10:7; Isa 43:3; 45:14 Psalm 72:11 : Isa 49:7, 23 Psalm 72:12 : Job 29:12-17 Psalm 72:14 : Psalm 116:15; 2 Kgs 1:13 Psalm 72:15 : 1 Kgs 10:10 Psalm 72:15 : Deut 9:20 Psalm 72:16 : Psalm 92:7 Psalm 72:16 : Job 5:25 Psalm 72:17 : Psalm 104:31; Psalm 89:36 Psalm 72:17 : Gen 12:3; 18:18; 22:18; 26:4 Psalm 72:17 : Luke 1:48 Psalm 72:18 : Psalm 41:13 Psalm 72:18 : Psalm 77:14; 86:10; 136:4; Exodus 15:11; Job 5:9 Psalm 72:19 : Neh 9:5 Psalm 72:19 : Num 14:21 Psalm 72:19 : Psalm 41:13 Psalm 72:20 : Psalm 17, title; 55:1; 86, title Psalm 72:20 : 2 Sam 23:1


First Reading: Is. 61:1-11


The Year of the LORD’s Favor

 1(A) The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me,
   because the LORD has(B) anointed meto bring good news to the poor;[a]
   he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,to proclaim liberty to the captives,
   and(C) the opening of the prison to those who are bound;[b] 2(D) to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor,
   (E) and the day of vengeance of our God;
   to comfort all who mourn; 3to grant to those who mourn in Zion—
   (F) to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes,(G) the oil of gladness instead of mourning,
   the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit;(H) that they may be called oaks of righteousness,
   the planting of the LORD,(I) that he may be glorified.[c] 4(J) They shall build up the ancient ruins;
   they shall raise up the former devastations;they shall repair the ruined cities,
   the devastations of many generations.

 5(K) Strangers shall stand and tend your flocks;
   foreigners shall be your plowmen and vinedressers; 6(L) but you shall be called the priests of the LORD;
   they shall speak of you as the ministers of our God;(M) you shall eat the wealth of the nations,
   and in their glory you shall boast. 7(N) Instead of your shame there shall be a double portion;
   instead of dishonor they shall rejoice in their lot;therefore in their land they shall possess a double portion;
   they shall have everlasting joy.

 8(O) For I the LORD love justice;
   I hate robbery and wrong;[d](P) I will faithfully give them their recompense,
   (Q) and I will make an everlasting covenant with them. 9Their offspring shall be known among the nations,
   and their descendants in the midst of the peoples;all who see them shall acknowledge them,
   that they are an offspring the LORD has blessed.

 10(R) I will greatly rejoice in the LORD;
   my soul shall exult in my God,(S) for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation;
   he has covered me with the robe of righteousness,as a bridegroom decks himself(T) like a priest with a beautiful headdress,
   (U) and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. 11For as the earth brings forth its sprouts,
   and as a garden causes what is sown in it to sprout up,so the Lord GOD will cause(V) righteousness and praise
   to sprout up before all the nations.

Footnotes:Isaiah 61:1 Or afflicted Isaiah 61:1 Or the opening [of the eyes] to those who are blind; Septuagint and recovery of sight to the blind Isaiah 61:3 Or that he may display his beauty Isaiah 61:8 Or robbery with a burnt offering
Cross references:Isaiah 61:1 : Isaiah 11:2; 42:1; 48:16; Cited Luke 4:18, 19 Isaiah 61:1 : Psalm 45:7 Isaiah 61:1 : Isaiah 45:13; Psalm 146:7 Isaiah 61:2 : Lev 25:10 Isaiah 61:2 : Isaiah 34:8 Isaiah 61:3 : Isaiah 61:10; Isaiah 28:5 Isaiah 61:3 : Psalm 45:7; Heb 1:9 Isaiah 61:3 : Isaiah 60:21 Isaiah 61:3 : John 15:8 Isaiah 61:4 : Amos 9:14; Isaiah 58:12 Isaiah 61:5 : Isaiah 14:2; Isaiah 60:10 Isaiah 61:6 : Exodus 19:6; 1 Pet 2:9; Joel 1:9 Isaiah 61:6 : Isaiah 60:5, 11, 16 Isaiah 61:7 : Isaiah 40:2; Isaiah 54:7, 8; Zech 9:12 Isaiah 61:8 : Psalm 11:7; Isaiah 59:15 Isaiah 61:8 : Isaiah 40:10; 49:4 Isaiah 61:8 : Isaiah 55:3 Isaiah 61:10 : Hab 3:18 Isaiah 61:10 : Isaiah 59:17; Zech 3:4 Isaiah 61:10 : Isaiah 61:3 Isaiah 61:10 : Isaiah 49:18; Rev 21:2 Isaiah 61:11 : Isaiah 60:18; 62:7


Vespers Psalm(s): Ps. 90; Ps. 115


BOOK FOUR

From Everlasting to Everlasting

A(A) Prayer of Moses, the(B) man of God.

 1Lord, you have been our(C) dwelling place[a]
   in all generations. 2(D) Before the(E) mountains were brought forth,
   or ever you had formed the earth and the world,
   (F) from everlasting to everlasting you are God.

 3You return man to dust
   and say,(G) "Return,(H) O children of man!"[b] 4For(I) a thousand years in your sight
   are but as(J) yesterday when it is past,
   or as(K) a watch in the night.

 5You(L) sweep them away as with a flood; they are like(M) a dream,
   like(N) grass that is renewed in the morning: 6in(O) the morning it flourishes and is renewed;
   in the evening it(P) fades and(Q) withers.

 7For we are brought to an end by your anger;
   by your wrath we are dismayed. 8You have(R) set our iniquities before you,
   our(S) secret sins in the light of your presence.

 9For all our days pass away under your wrath;
   we bring our years to an end like a sigh. 10The years of our life are seventy,
   or even by reason of strength eighty;yet their span[c] is but toil and trouble;
   they are soon gone, and we fly away. 11Who considers the power of your anger,
   and your wrath according to the fear of you?

 12(T) So teach us to number our days
   that we may get a heart of wisdom. 13(U) Return, O LORD!(V) How long?
   Have(W) pity on your servants! 14Satisfy us in the(X) morning with your steadfast love,
   that we may(Y) rejoice and be glad all our days. 15Make us glad for as many days as you have(Z) afflicted us,
   and for as many years as we have seen evil. 16Let your(AA) work be shown to your servants,
   and your glorious power to their children. 17Let the(AB) favor[d] of the Lord our God be upon us,
   and establish(AC) the work of our hands upon us;
   yes, establish the work of our hands!

Footnotes:Psalm 90:1 Some Hebrew manuscripts (compare Septuagint) our refuge Psalm 90:3 Or of Adam Psalm 90:10 Or pride Psalm 90:17 Or beauty
Cross references:Psalm 90:1 : Psalm 17, title; 55:1 Psalm 90:1 : Deut 33:1; Josh 14:6; Ezra 3:2 Psalm 90:1 : Psalm 71:3 Psalm 90:2 : Prov 8:25 Psalm 90:2 : Deut 33:15; Job 15:7 Psalm 90:2 : Job 36:26 Psalm 90:3 : Gen 3:19 Psalm 90:3 : Eccles 12:7 Psalm 90:4 : 2 Pet 3:8 Psalm 90:4 : Psalm 39:5 Psalm 90:4 : Exodus 14:24; Judg 7:19 Psalm 90:5 : Psalm 58:9 Psalm 90:5 : Job 20:8 Psalm 90:5 : Psalm 37:2; 103:15; 2 Kgs 19:26; Isa 40:6-8; 1 Pet 1:24 Psalm 90:6 : Job 4:20 Psalm 90:6 : Job 14:2; Psalm 92:7 Psalm 90:6 : James 1:11 Psalm 90:8 : Jer 16:17; Heb 4:13 Psalm 90:8 : Psalm 19:12 Psalm 90:12 : Psalm 39:4 Psalm 90:13 : Psalm 6:4 Psalm 90:13 : Psalm 74:9, 10 Psalm 90:13 : Psalm 106:45; 135:14; Exodus 32:12; Deut 32:36; Judg 2:18; Jonah 3:10; Gen 6:6 Psalm 90:14 : Psalm 46:5 Psalm 90:14 : Psalm 85:6 Psalm 90:15 : Deut 8:2 Psalm 90:16 : Psalm 77:12; 92:4; 95:9; Deut 32:4; Hab 3:2 Psalm 90:17 : Psalm 27:4 Psalm 90:17 : Psalm 128:2; Isa 26:12




To Your Name Give Glory

 1(A) Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to your name give glory,
   (B) for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness!

 2Why should the nations say,
   (C) "Where is their God?" 3(D) Our God is in the heavens;
   (E) he does all that he pleases.

 4(F) Their idols are silver and gold,
   (G) the work of human hands. 5They have mouths,(H) but do not speak;
   eyes, but do not see. 6They have ears, but do not hear;
   noses, but do not smell. 7They have hands, but do not feel;
   feet, but do not walk;
   and they do not make a sound in their throat. 8(I) Those who make them become like them;
   so do all who trust in them.

 9O(J) Israel,[a](K) trust in the LORD!
   He is their(L) help and their shield. 10O(M) house of Aaron, trust in the LORD!
   He is their help and(N) their shield. 11You(O) who fear the LORD, trust in the LORD!
   He is their help and their shield.

 12The LORD has remembered us; he will bless us;
   he will bless(P) the house of Israel;
   he will bless the house of Aaron; 13he will(Q) bless those who fear the LORD,
   (R) both the small and the great.

 14May the LORD(S) give you increase,
   you and your children! 15May(T) you be blessed by the LORD,
   (U) who made heaven and earth!

 16The heavens are the LORD’s heavens,
   but the earth he has given to the children of man. 17(V) The dead do not praise the LORD,
   nor do any who go down into(W) silence. 18But(X) we will bless the LORD
   from this time forth and forevermore.(Y) Praise the LORD!

Footnotes:Psalm 115:9 Masoretic Text; many Hebrew manuscripts, Septuagint, Syriac O house of Israel
Cross references:Psalm 115:1 : Isa 48:11; Ezek 36:22; Dan 9:18, 19 Psalm 115:1 : Psalm 36:5 Psalm 115:2 : Exodus 32:12; Num 14:13, 14; Psalm 42:3 Psalm 115:3 : Psalm 11:4 Psalm 115:3 : Psalm 135:6; Dan 4:35 Psalm 115:4 : For Psalms 42:4-8, Psalm 135:15-18 Psalm 115:4 : Deut 4:28; 2 Kgs 19:18; Isa 37:19; Acts 19:26; Isa 44:10-20; Jer 10:3-5 Psalm 115:5 : Isa 46:7; Hab 2:18 Psalm 115:8 : Isa 44:9 Psalm 115:9 : Psalm 118:2-4; 135:19, 20 Psalm 115:9 : Psalm 37:3; 62:8 Psalm 115:9 : Psalm 33:20 Psalm 115:10 : Psalms 42:9 Psalm 115:10 : Psalm 3:3 Psalm 115:11 : Psalm 22:23; 103:11, 13, 17 Psalm 115:12 : Psalm 118:2-4; 135:19, 20 Psalm 115:13 : Psalm 112:1 Psalm 115:13 : Jer 16:6; 31:34 Psalm 115:14 : Deut 1:11 Psalm 115:15 : Ruth 2:20 Psalm 115:15 : Psalm 121:2; 124:8; 134:3; 146:6; Acts 14:15; Rev 14:7; Gen 1:1; 14:19; Jer 10:11 Psalm 115:17 : Psalm 6:5 Psalm 115:17 : Psalm 31:17 Psalm 115:18 : Psalm 113:2 Psalm 115:18 : Psalm 104:35


Second Reading: Luke 1:57-80


The Birth of John the Baptist

 57Now the time came for Elizabeth to give birth, and she bore a son. 58And her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord(A) had shown great mercy to her, and they rejoiced with her. 59And(B) on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child. And they would have called him Zechariah after his father, 60but his mother answered, "No;(C) he shall be called John." 61And they said to her, "None of your relatives is called by this name." 62And(D) they made signs to his father, inquiring what he wanted him to be called. 63And he asked for(E) a writing tablet and wrote,(F) "His name is John." And they all wondered. 64(G) And immediately his mouth was opened and his tongue(H) loosed, and he spoke,(I) blessing God. 65And(J) fear came on all their neighbors. And all these things were talked about through all(K) the hill country of Judea, 66and all who heard them(L) laid them up in their hearts, saying, "What then will this child be?" For(M) the hand of the Lord was with him.

Zechariah’s Prophecy

 67And his father Zechariah(N) was filled with the Holy Spirit and(O) prophesied, saying,
 68(P) "Blessed be the Lord(Q) God of Israel,
   for he has(R) visited and(S) redeemed his people 69and(T) has raised up(U) a horn of salvation for us
   (V) in the house of his servant David, 70(W) as(X) he spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets from of old, 71(Y) that we should be saved from our enemies
   and from the hand of all who hate us; 72(Z) to show the mercy promised to our fathers
   and(AA) to remember his holy(AB) covenant, 73(AC) the oath that he swore to our father Abraham, to grant us
 74that we, being delivered from the hand of our enemies,might serve him(AD) without fear,
 75(AE) in holiness and righteousness before him(AF) all our days. 76And you, child, will be called(AG) the prophet of(AH) the Most High;
   for(AI) you will go before the Lord to prepare his ways, 77to give knowledge of salvation to his people
   (AJ) in the forgiveness of their sins, 78because of the(AK) tender mercy of our God,
   whereby(AL) the sunrise shall(AM) visit us[a](AN) from on high 79to(AO) give light to(AP) those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death,
   to guide our feet into(AQ) the way of(AR) peace."

 80(AS) And the child grew and became strong in spirit, and he was(AT) in the wilderness until the day of his public appearance to Israel.

Footnotes:Luke 1:78 Or when the sunrise shall dawn upon us; some manuscripts since the sunrise has visited us
Cross references:Luke 1:58 : Gen 19:19 Luke 1:59 : Luke 2:21; Gen 17:12; Lev 12:3; Phil 3:5 Luke 1:60 : Luke 1:13 Luke 1:62 : Luke 1:22 Luke 1:63 : Isa 8:1; 30:8 Luke 1:63 : Luke 1:60 Luke 1:64 : Luke 1:20 Luke 1:64 : Mark 7:35 Luke 1:64 : Luke 2:28; 24:53 Luke 1:65 : Luke 7:16 Luke 1:65 : Luke 1:39 Luke 1:66 : Luke 2:19, 51 Luke 1:66 : Acts 11:21; 13:11 Luke 1:67 : Luke 1:15, 41 Luke 1:67 : Joel 2:28 Luke 1:68 : 1 Kgs 1:48; 1 Chr 29:10; Ezra 7:27; Psalm 41:13; 72:18; 106:48 Luke 1:68 : Isa 29:23; Matt 15:31; Acts 13:17 Luke 1:68 : Luke 7:16; Exodus 4:31; Luke 1:78; Acts 15:14; Heb 2:6 Luke 1:68 : Luke 2:38; Psalm 111:9; 130:7, 8; Luke 24:21; Isa 43:1; 59:20 Luke 1:69 : 1 Sam 2:1, 10; Psalm 132:17; Ezek 29:21 Luke 1:69 : 2 Sam 22:3; Psalm 18:2 Luke 1:69 : Luke 1:32 Luke 1:70 : Rom 1:2; Jer 23:5, 6 Luke 1:70 : Acts 3:21 Luke 1:71 : Psalm 106:10 Luke 1:72 : Mic 7:20 Luke 1:72 : Lev 26:42; Psalm 105:8, 9; Luke 1:54, 55 Luke 1:72 : Rom 9:4 Luke 1:73 : Gen 22:16-18; 26:3; Heb 6:13, 14 Luke 1:74 : Zeph 3:15 Luke 1:75 : Eph 4:24; 1 Thess 2:10; Titus 2:12 Luke 1:75 : Jer 32:39 (Heb); Matt 28:20 (Gk) Luke 1:76 : Luke 7:26; 20:6; Matt 11:9; 14:5 Luke 1:76 : Luke 1:32 Luke 1:76 : Luke 1:17; Luke 3:4; 7:27; Mal 3:1; Matt 3:3; Mark 1:2, 3 Luke 1:77 : Matt 26:28; Mark 1:4 Luke 1:78 : Col 3:12 (Gk) Luke 1:78 : Mal 4:2; Eph 5:14; 2 Pet 1:19 Luke 1:78 : Luke 1:68 Luke 1:78 : Luke 24:49 Luke 1:79 : Isa 9:2; Matt 4:16; Acts 26:18; John 8:12 Luke 1:79 : Psalm 107:10; Isa 42:7 Luke 1:79 : Rom 3:17 Luke 1:79 : Luke 2:14 Luke 1:80 : Luke 2:40 Luke 1:80 : Matt 3:1; 11:7


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