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Advent: Second Sunday of Advent


68“Let us praise the Lord, the God of Israel!

He has come to the help of his people and has set them free.

69He has provided for us a mighty Saviour,

a descendant of his servant David.

70He promised through his holy prophets long ago

71that he would save us from our enemies,

from the power of all those who hate us.

72He said he would show mercy to our ancestors

and remember his sacred covenant.

73-74With a solemn oath to our ancestor Abraham

he promised to rescue us from our enemies

and allow us to serve him without fear,

75so that we might be holy and righteous before him

all the days of our life.

76“You, my child, will be called a prophet of the Most High God.

You will go ahead of the Lord

to prepare his road for him,

77to tell his people that they will be saved

by having their sins forgiven.

78Our God is merciful and tender.

He will cause the bright dawn of salvation to rise on us

79and to shine from heaven on all those who live in the dark shadow of death,

to guide our steps into the path of peace.”

Luke 1:68-79GNBOpen in Bible reader
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