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

  • Matt
    Elizabeth and Mary were cousins, meaning their mothers were sisters (and daughters/ descendants of Aaron). Zacharias was a Levitical priest. Mary's father, Heli, was of Judah: a Judahite. Our Lord, Jesus Christ, is of the tribe of Levi and Judah: Lord of Lords (Priest Line/ Levi) and King of Kings (King Line/ Judah).
  • BSP
    In verses 6 and 7 Elizabeth was barren, but this doesn't mean she didn't have God's favor because in verse 6 she is described as righteous. Unfortunate circumstances happen to good people sometimes.
  • MsBsue
    Luke has a remarkable way of telling us the many ways that our God can do amazing and miraculous things. Our faith can only strengthen when we believe in Him.
  • Allison Melton
    Very power scripture, I have been encouraged by my Pastor who preach his sermon today from Luke Chapter 1-20 Revive Me. Awesome message
  • Carol ross
    I have been so blessed by Luke 1. It has brought to me unspeakable joy. Deep in my soul I have such a peace knowing that the God I serve is able today, just as yesterday. I truly pray you receive joy and a peace from this scripture. Knowing my g o d in such a personal way. God truly bless you today.
  • Geraldine Cole
    Praise The Lord Jesus.

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