Luke 1:60

“And his mother answered and said, Not so; but he shall be called John.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And his mother answered, and said, Not so, but he shalbe called Iohn.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But his mother answered and said, "No indeed; but he shall be called John."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And his mother answered and said, Not so; but he shall be called John.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But his mother made answer and said, No, his name is John.
- Basic English Bible

And his mother answering said, No; but he shall be called John.
- Darby Bible

And his mother answered and said, Not so; but he shall be called John.
- Webster's Bible

His mother, however, said, "No, he is to be called John."
- Weymouth Bible

His mother answered, "Not so; but he will be called John."
- World English Bible

And his moder answeride, and seide, Nay, but he schal be clepid Joon.
- Wycliffe Bible

and his mother answering said, `No, but he shall be called John.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 1:60


1:60 His mother said - Doubtless by revelation, or a particular impulse from God.


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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