Luke 1:63
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English Standard Version
And he asked for a writing tablet and wrote, “His name is John.” And they all wondered.

King James Bible
And he asked for a writing table, and wrote, saying, His name is John. And they marvelled all.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
And demanding a writing table, he wrote, saying: John is his name. And they all wondered.

English Revised Version
And he asked for a writing tablet, and wrote, saying, His name is John. And they marveled all.

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

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

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Vincent's Word Studies

Writing-table (πινακίδιον)

Table was formerly used in the sense of tablet. Thus Shakspeare:

"Yea, from the table of my memory,

I'll wipe away all trivial fond records."

Hamlet, i., 5.

Tynd., writing-tables. The meaning is a little writing-tablet, probably covered with wax. Only here in the New Testament. Used by medical writers of a physician's note-book. Wyc. has poyntel, i.e., a style for writing.

Wrote, saying

A Hebrew form of expression. See 2 Kings 10:6.

Luke 1:63 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

a.

Proverbs 3:3 Let not mercy and truth forsake you: bind them about your neck; write them on the table of your heart:

Isaiah 30:8 Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it in a book, that it may be for the time to come for ever and ever:

Jeremiah 17:1 The sin of Judah is written with a pen of iron, and with the point of a diamond: it is graven on the table of their heart...

Habakkuk 2:2 And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain on tables, that he may run that reads it.

His.

Luke 1:13,60 But the angel said to him, Fear not, Zacharias: for your prayer is heard; and your wife Elisabeth shall bear you a son...

Cross References
Matthew 8:10
When Jesus heard this, he marveled and said to those who followed him, "Truly, I tell you, with no one in Israel have I found such faith.

Luke 1:13
But the angel said to him, "Do not be afraid, Zechariah, for your prayer has been heard, and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall call his name John.

Luke 1:60
but his mother answered, "No; he shall be called John."

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