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

  • Jedonai
    steve:what is the WILL of GOD?
    This is the will of God. Luke 10:27. And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself. Just ponder over it continually in your heart and the Holy Spirit will guide you.
  • Bruce
    steve:what is the WILL of GOD?
  • Steve morrow
    bruce ---1 peter 4:1for as much then as CHRIST hath suffered for us in the flesh arm yourselves likewise with the same mind for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin4:2that he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men but to the will of GOD 1 JOHN2:17AND THE WORLD PASSETH AWAY AND THE LUST THEREOF BUT HE THAT DOETH THE WILL OF GOD ABIDETH FOREVER
  • Bruce
    disciple: No one can keep the commandments! They show us how sinful we are, in need of a perfect Sacrifice. Hebrews 10:12/ Without The Blood of The Lamb,The Son of God,there is no Salvation. The Father will call: John 6:44/Forgiving 1John 1:9/Baptized with the Holy Ghost:Matthew 3:11/You will be made new 2Corinthians5:17 you will know impossible not to know! We're Holy before Him because of JESUS
  • Irene123
    Eliz. barrenness wasn't an unfortunate circumstance; it was God's plan to bring forth John at that time. Why John 'n Jesus were born 6 mos. apart I don't know; God has His planned timing. I concur that Zach. 'n Eliz. were sad about no children, but they stayed with the Lord in spite of trials. And were they BLESSED!!! God is so GOOD - all the time - if we will just trust Him, with patience.
  • A disciple
    "And they had no child, because that Elisabeth was barren, and they both were now well stricken in years." Difficulties and sorrows and being deprived of the natural comforts and good things of this life, did not keep Zechariah and Elizabeth from loving the LORD and walking faithfully with Him; and they found out one day, how God had a special plan for them: to be the parents of John the Baptist!

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