Luke 1:59

“And it came to pass, that on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child; and they called him Zacharias, after the name of his father.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And it came to passe that on the eight day they came to circumcise the childe, and they called him Zacharias, after the name of his father.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And it happened that on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child, and they were going to call him Zacharias, after his father.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And it came to pass on the eighth day, that they came to circumcise the child; and they would have called him Zacharias, after the name of the father.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And on the eighth day they came to see to the circumcision of the child, and they would have given him the name of Zacharias, his father's name;
- Basic English Bible

And it came to pass on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child, and they called it after the name of his father, Zacharias.
- Darby Bible

And it came to pass, that on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child; and they called him Zacharias, after the name of his father.
- Webster's Bible

And on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child, and were going to call him Zechariah, after his father.
- Weymouth Bible

It happened on the eighth day, that they came to circumcise the child; and they would have called him Zacharias, after the name of the father.
- World English Bible

And it was don in the eiyte dai, thei camen to circumcide the child; and thei clepiden hym Zacarie, bi the name of his fadir.
- Wycliffe Bible

And it came to pass, on the eighth day, they came to circumcise the child, and they were calling him by the name of his father, Zacharias,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Luke 1:59


Lu 1:59 On the eighth day. On the eighth day male Jewish children were circumcised and named (Ge 17:12). The kinsmen present called the child after his father's name, a common Jewish custom, but Elizabeth protested that his name should be John, that given by the angel. The matter was referred to the father.

Discussion for Luke 1

  • Geraldine Cole
    Praise The Lord Jesus.
  • Maggie Bazaar for verse 37
    The world will pass away but his word will remain and rain come to water the earth and plants sprouts so does his word will not return void .so indeed nothing is impossible with God
  • Joan Minja for verse 45
    God speaks to us through his Word, and for us to see the manifestations of his word in our daily life, we have to believe. Faith can move mountains and it is profound to us as believers!....as there shall be a performance of those things, only of we believe! Jesus is Lord!!!
  • Cynnee
    When we sometimes worry about our lives we should remember that with God all things are possible.
  • This is a very powerful verse. Note that due to a lack of faith in God, Zacharias was made deaf and dumb, in order that the good plans God had for him be fulfilled. God uses even what may seem like trials and tribulations, for the fulfilment of his plans. Which are always for our own good.
  • Jack
    You need to read with understanding,2 cor.5-16,this was good for israel, this is who Luke is talking talking to check it. But not today believer--1 cor 15-1:4,then romans 15:25-26,2peter 3:15-16, ITS Paul's gospel we need-romans 15:4.

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