The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.
And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God.
For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb.
And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth.
But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John.
And when Zacharias saw [him], he was troubled, and fear fell upon him.
And there appeared unto him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense.
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 smite the earth with a curse.
Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of 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.