Luke 1:70-71 FNV

**The 'coup stick' was a stick with an eagle or hawk claw attached to its tip; used by many tribes of the Plains. A warrior in battle would scratch an enemy with it as an act of courage to show he could have killed him, but chose to spare him instead. (From the FNV notes)

**The 'coup stick' was a stick with an eagle or hawk claw attached to its tip; used by many tribes of the Plains. A warrior in battle would scratch an enemy with it as an act of courage to show he could have killed him, but chose to spare him instead. (From the FNV notes)

The enemies of "man" are his sins, his carnal propensities, his lusts, and the great adversary Satan and his angels, who continually seek to destroy him. From "these" the Messiah came to save us. 

This certainly was the mind of the Spirit that now inspired Zacharias, as appears by the whole tenor of Scripture; but whether he fully understood his own words is impossible for us to say. It is certain the older prophets, in some cases, did not fully understand the prophecies which they themselves uttered.

[Excerpts from Barne's Notes on the Bible & the Benson Commentary]

He has lifted up his coup stick to show his great power to help us, to rescue us from the arrows of our enemies and all who look down upon us with hate. Lule 1:70-71 FNV