|And you, my child, will be called a prophet of the Most High; for you will go on before the Lord to prepare the way for him, to give his people the knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of their sins,|
|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; To give knowledge of salvation unto his people by the remission of their sins,|
|"And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High; |
For you will go on BEFORE THE LORD TO PREPARE HIS WAYS;
To give to His people the knowledge of salvation
By the forgiveness of their sins,
|Luke 1:76-77 |
John the Baptist was a prophet sent by God to announce the coming of the Messiah and to preach the message of repentance. John (lit. "Yahweh has been gracious") began his ministry near the in a.d. 26 or 27 (see Matt. 3:1, note).
Thomas Nelson, I. (1997, c1995). Woman's study Bible . (Lk 1:76). : Thomas Nelson.
MacDonald, W., & Farstad, A. (1997, c1995). Believer's Bible Commentary : Old and New Testaments (Lk 1:76). : Thomas Nelson.