Luke 1:17
Good News Translation
He will go ahead of the Lord, strong and mighty like the prophet Elijah. He will bring fathers and children together again; he will turn disobedient people back to the way of thinking of the righteous; he will get the Lord's people ready for him."

Contemporary English Version
He will go ahead of the Lord with the same power and spirit that Elijah had. And because of John, parents will be more thoughtful of their children. And people who now disobey God will begin to think as they ought to. This is how John will get people ready for the Lord.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias: that he may turn the hearts of the fathers unto the children and the incredulous to the wisdom of the just, to prepare unto the Lord a perfect people.

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And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias: that he may turn the hearts of the fathers unto the children and the incredulous to the wisdom of the just, to prepare unto the Lord a perfect people.

before.

Luke 1:16 And he shall convert many of the children of Israel to the Lord their God.

John 1:13,23-30,34 Who are born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. . . .

John 3:28 You yourselves do bear me witness that I said that I am not Christ, but that I am sent before him.

in.

Malachi 4:5,6 Behold, I will send you Elias the prophet, before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord. . . .

Matthew 11:14 And if you will receive it, he is Elias that is to come.

Matthew 17:11,12 But he answering, said to them: Elias indeed shall come, and restore all things. . . .

Mark 9:11-13 And they asked him, saying: Why then do the Pharisees and scribes say that Elias must come first? . . .

John 1:21-24 And they asked him: What then? Art thou Elias? And he said: I am not. Art thou the prophet? And he answered: No. . . .

Revelation 20:4 And I saw seats. And they sat upon them: and judgment was given unto them. And the souls of them that were beheaded for the testimony of Jesus and for the word of God and who had not adored the beast nor his image nor received his character on their foreheads or in their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

power.

1 Kings 17:1 And Elias the Thesbite, of the inhabitants of Galaad, said to Achab: As the Lord liveth, the God of Israel, in whose sight I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to the words of my mouth.

1 Kings 18:18 And he said: I have not troubled Israel, but thou and thy father's house, who have forsaken the commandments of the Lord, and have followed Baalim.

1 Kings 21:20 And Achab said to Elias: Hast thou found me thy enemy? He said: I have found thee because thou art sold, to do evil in the sight of the Lord.

2 Kings 1:4-6,16 Wherefore, thus saith the Lord: From the bed, on which thou art gone up, thou shalt not come down, but thou shalt surely die. And Elias went away. . . .

Elijah.

Matthew 3:4,7-12 And the same John had his garment of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins: and his meat was locusts and wild honey. . . .

Matthew 14:4 For John said to him: It is not lawful for thee to have her.

turn.

Luke 3:7-14 He said therefore to the multitudes that went forth to be baptized by him: Ye offspring of vipers, who hath shewed you to flee from the wrath to come? . . .

Malachi 4:6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers: lest I come, and strike the earth with anathema.

and the.

Isaiah 29:24 And they that erred in spirit, shall know understanding, and they that murmured, shall learn the law.

Matthew 21:29-32 And he answering, said: I will not. But afterwards, being moved with repentance, he went. . . .

1 Corinthians 6:9-11 Know you not that the unjust shall not possess the kingdom of God? Do not err: Neither fornicators nor idolaters nor adulterers: . . .

to.

1 Samuel 7:5 And Samuel said: Gather all Israel to Masphath, that I may pray to the Lord for you.

1 Chronicles 29:18 O Lord God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Israel our fathers, keep for ever this will of their heart, and let this mind remain always for the worship of thee.

2 Chronicles 29:36 And Ezechias, and all the people rejoiced because the ministry of the Lord was accomplished. For the resolution of doing this thing was taken suddenly.

Psalm 10:17 The Lord hath heard the desire of the poor: thy ear hath heard the preparation of their heart.

Psalm 78:8 That they may not become like their fathers, a perverse and exasperating generation. A generation that set not their heart aright: and whose spirit was not faithful to God.

Psalm 111:10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. A good understanding to all that do it: his praise continueth for ever and ever.

Amos 4:12 Therefore I will do these things to thee, O Israel: and after I shall have done these things to thee, be prepared to meet thy God, O Israel.

Acts 10:33 Immediately therefore I sent to thee: and thou hast done well in coming. Now, therefore, all we are present in thy sight to hear all things whatsoever are commanded thee by the Lord.

Romans 9:23 That he might shew the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy which he hath prepared unto glory?

Colossians 1:12 Giving thanks to God the Father, who hath made us worthy to be partakers of the lot of the saints in light:

2 Timothy 2:21 If any man therefore shall cleanse himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified and profitable to the Lord, prepared unto every good work.

1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen generation, a kingly priesthood, a holy nation, a purchased people: that you may declare his virtues, who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light:

2 Peter 3:11-14 Seeing then that all these things are to be dissolved, what manner of people ought you to be in holy conversation and godliness? . . .

1 John 2:28 And now, little children, abide in him, that when he shall appear we may have confidence and not be confounded by him at his coming.

Context
Gabriel Foretells John's Birth
16And he shall convert many of the children of Israel to the Lord their God. 17And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias: that he may turn the hearts of the fathers unto the children and the incredulous to the wisdom of the just, to prepare unto the Lord a perfect people. 18And Zachary said to the angel: Whereby shall I know this? For I am an old man, and my wife is advanced in years.…
Cross References
Malachi 4:5
Behold, I will send you Elias the prophet, before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord.

Malachi 4:6
And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers: lest I come, and strike the earth with anathema.

Matthew 3:3
For this is he that was spoken of by Isaias the prophet, saying: A voice of one crying in the desert, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight his paths.

Matthew 11:14
And if you will receive it, he is Elias that is to come.

Luke 1:76
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:

Additional Translations
And he will go on before the Lord in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous—to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.”

And he will go forth before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous--to make ready a people prepared for the Lord."

And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.

And he shall go before his face in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to walk in the wisdom of the just; to make ready for the Lord a people prepared for him .

And he shall go before him in [the] spirit and power of Elias, to turn hearts of fathers to children, and disobedient ones to [the] thoughts of just [men], to make ready for [the] Lord a prepared people.

And he shall go before his face in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to walk in the wisdom of the just; to make ready for the Lord a people prepared for him.

And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.

and he will be His forerunner in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn fathers' hearts to the children, and cause the rebellious to walk in the wisdom of the upright, to make a people perfectly ready for the lord."

He will go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah, 'to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children,' and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to prepare a people prepared for the Lord."

and he shall go before Him, in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn hearts of fathers unto children, and disobedient ones to the wisdom of righteous ones, to make ready for the Lord, a people prepared.'
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