Chapter # 1 Paragraph # 5 Study # 11
Lincolnton, NC
September 26, 2004

<098> AV Translation: 71 That we should be saved from our enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us; 1901 ASV Translation: 71 Salvation from our enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us; Textual Issues: There are no textual variations between the Textus Receptus and the Nestle/Aland 26 in this verse. The translation in the AV is really "elastic" in that there is no verb to be translated "that we should be saved". Luke's Record: Luke has recorded Zacharias' "prophecy" regarding why Yahweh, the Elohim of Israel ought to be "highly spoken of" (i.e., "blessed") in terms of His "visitation": His "visitation" has brought about two highly significant things. The first of these is the "production of a ransom price" for His people; and the second is the "raising up of a Horn of Salvation" in the House of David, His "beloved child". These two consequences of the "visitation" encompass what we now know as the results of the First Coming and the Second Coming. At the first coming, the Ransom was paid; when He comes again, He will use His "horns" to deliver His people from the impact of unrighteousness that pervades the present world. And, Zacharias claims, this was all done "just as He spoke through the mouth of His holy prophets from time past." Notes: