LUKE 1:76



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“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;”

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Luke 1:76 Translation & Meaning

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And Καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words And
thou, σὺ Thou thou
child, παιδίον A childling (of either sex), i.e., (properly), an infant, or (by extension) a half-grown boy or girl; figuratively, an immature Christian child
shalt be called κληθήσῃ· To "call" (properly, aloud, but used in a variety of applications, directly or otherwise) called
the prophet προφήτης A foreteller ("prophet"); by analogy, an inspired speaker; by extension, a poet prophet
of the Highest: ὑψίστου Highest, i.e., (masculine singular) the Supreme (God), or (neuter plural) the heavens Highest
for γὰρ Properly, assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles) for
thou shalt go προπορεύσῃ To precede (as guide or herald) go
before πρὸ "fore", i.e., in front of, prior (figuratively, superior) to before
the face προσώπου The front (as being towards view), i.e., the countenance, aspect, appearance, surface; by implication, presence, person face
of the Lord κυρίου Supreme in authority, i.e., (as noun) controller; by implication, Master (as a respectful title) Lord
to prepare ἑτοιμάσαι To prepare prepare
his αὐτοῦ The reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons his
ways; ὁδοὺς A road; by implication, a progress (the route, act or distance); figuratively, a mode or means ways

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  • 74  That he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear,

  • 75  In holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life.

  • 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;

  • 77  To give knowledge of salvation unto his people by the remission of their sins,

  • 78  Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us,


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