Luke 1:63

“And he asked for a writing table, and wrote, saying, His name is John. And they marvelled all.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he asked for a writing table, and wrote, saying, His name is Iohn: and they marueiled all.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And he asked for a tablet and wrote as follows, "His name is John. And they were all astonished."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he asked for a writing tablet, and wrote, saying, His name is John. And they marvelled all.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he sent for writing materials and put down: His name is John; and they were all surprised.
- Basic English Bible

And having asked for a writing-table, he wrote saying, John is his name. And they all wondered.
- Darby Bible

And he asked for a writing-table, and wrote, saying, His name is John. And they all wondered.
- Webster's Bible

So he asked for a writing-tablet, and wrote, "His name is John." And they all wondered.
- Weymouth Bible

He asked for a writing tablet, and wrote, "His name is John." They all marveled.
- World English Bible

And he axynge a poyntil, wroot, seiynge, Joon is his name.
- Wycliffe Bible

and having asked for a tablet, he wrote, saying, `John is his name;' and they did all wonder;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Luke 1:63


Lu 1:63 Asked for a writing tablet. Because his tongue had not yet been loosed.

Discussion for Luke 1

  • 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.
  • 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.

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