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

  • 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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