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

  • Irene123
    V. 3 - " ..... most excellent Theophulis; v.4 - "That thou mightiest know the certainty of those things, wherein thou hast been instructed." "excellent" sounds like perhaps he was someone of the Temple, but Luke does not say, so neither can we state it as fact. But, he was a convert to Christianity of Luke's, We can know that much as per Luke's words to him. cont.
  • Irene123
    V. 36 - the angel Gabriel told Mary of Elisabeth's pregnancy. When you think on it, it seems 'odd' because now everybody concerned knows as soon as the couple knows. But then you think of the distance between Mary and Elis. and also their lives were just the same ol' same ol'; AND Elis. was 'old' so ...............
  • Steve morrow
    LUKE 1:73 THE OATH WHICH HE SWARE TO OUR FATHER ABRAHAM 1:74 THAT HE WOULD GRANT UNTO US THAT WE BEING DELIVERED OUT OF THE HAND OF OUR ENEMIES MIGHT SERVE HIM WITHOUT FEAR 1:75 IN HOLINESS AND RIGHTEOUSNESS ALL THE DAYS OF OUR LIVES ***PSALM 119:172 MY TONGUE SHALL SPEAK OF THY WORD FOR ALL THY COMMANDMENTS ARE RIGHTEOUSNESS
  • Frank
    John the baptist would then be a cousin to Jesus
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    The great King of Heaven-Jesus, is preparing to come down to this lowly, filthy, sins-soaked earth on His mission of redemption. Mary is blessed to be the channel of His birth and Elisabeth to bring forth John, the precursor prophet. All these plans have been in place since the beginning of time. Praise God.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    The great King of Heaven-Jesus, is preparing to come down to this lowly, filthy, sins-soaked earth on His mission of redemption. Mary is blessed to be the channel of His birth and Elisabeth to bring forth John, the precursor prophet. All these plans have been in place since the beginning of time. Praise God.

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