And his father Zechariah was filled with holy spirit and prophesied, saying, Bible see other translations

“filled with holy spirit.” The Greek text has no article “the.” This holy spirit was the gift of God that He gave to some believers before Pentecost.

[For more information on the holy spirit and uses of “holy spirit,” see Appendix 11, “What is the Holy Spirit?” and also see Appendix 6, “Usages of ‘Spirit.’”]

Commentary for: Luke 1:67