New Living Translation
"And you, my little son, will be called the prophet of the Most High, because you will prepare the way for the Lord.
King James Bible
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;
Darby Bible Translation
And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest; for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to make ready his ways;
World English Bible
And you, child, will be called a prophet of the Most High, for you will go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways,
Young's Literal Translation
And thou, child, Prophet of the Highest Shalt thou be called; For thou shalt go before the face of the Lord, To prepare His ways.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
1:76 And thou, child - He now speaks to John; yet not as a parent, but as a prophet.
LibraryElijah Come Again
'There was, in the days of Herod the king of Judea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia: and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth. 6. And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless. 7. And they had no child, because that Elisabeth was barren; and they both were now well stricken in years. 8. And it came to pass, that, while he executed the priest's office before God in the order of his …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions Of Holy Scripture
The Dayspring from on High
Fourteenth Day. The Holy one of God.
"Look! I am sending my messenger, and he will prepare the way before me. Then the Lord you are seeking will suddenly come to his Temple. The messenger of the covenant, whom you look for so eagerly, is surely coming," says the LORD of Heaven's Armies.
The prophet Isaiah was speaking about John when he said, "He is a voice shouting in the wilderness, 'Prepare the way for the LORD's coming! Clear the road for him!'"
Were you looking for a prophet? Yes, and he is more than a prophet.
John is the man to whom the Scriptures refer when they say, Look, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, and he will prepare your way before you.'
just as the prophet Isaiah had written: "Look, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, and he will prepare your way.
He will be a man with the spirit and power of Elijah. He will prepare the people for the coming of the Lord. He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and he will cause those who are rebellious to accept the wisdom of the godly."
He will be very great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his ancestor David.
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