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

  • A disciple
    Irene (verse 4); Theophilus was the High Priest at the time Luke wrote his books; and the writings were to testify to the fulfillment of the Scriptures that he has been taught, that the LORD's Anointed had indeed come in the flesh, and that all these things are what was foretold through the Prophets, beginning with Moses' writings. It does not indicate that Theophilus was at all converted.
  • A disciple
    "..it seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto you in order, most excellent Theophilus, that you might know the certainty of those things, wherein you have been instructed." Theophilus was the High Priest at the time; and it was to confirm the fulfillment of the Scriptures, to those ordained to be the Keepers of the Holy Testimony.
  • A disciple
    "Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God." "..every spirit that confesses not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God" 1 Jn. 4:1-6.
  • Steve morrow
    ******* LUKE 1:37 FOR WITH GOD NOTHING SHALL BE IMPOSSIBLE *******JOHN 5:14 AFTERWARD JESUS FINDETH HIM IN THE TEMPLE AND SAID UNTO HIM --- BEHOLD THOU ART MADE WHOLE SIN NO MORE LEST A WORSE THING COME UNTO THEE --- JOHN 8:11 SHE SAID NO MAN MY LORD AND JESUS SAID UNTO HER NEITHER DO I CONDEMN THEE --- GO AND SIN NO MORE ---
  • 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 ...............

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