Luke 1:59
New International Version
On the eighth day they came to circumcise the child, and they were going to name him after his father Zechariah,

New Living Translation
When the baby was eight days old, they all came for the circumcision ceremony. They wanted to name him Zechariah, after his father.

English Standard Version
And on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child. And they would have called him Zechariah after his father,

Berean Study Bible
On the eighth day, when they came to circumcise the child, they were going to name him after his father Zechariah.

Berean Literal Bible
And it came to pass on the eighth day, they came to circumcise the child, and were calling it after the name of his father, Zechariah.

New American Standard Bible
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.

King James 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.

Christian Standard Bible
When they came to circumcise the child on the eighth day, they were going to name him Zechariah, after his father.

Contemporary English Version
Eight days later they did for the child what the Law of Moses commands. They were going to name him Zechariah, after his father.

Good News Translation
When the baby was a week old, they came to circumcise him, and they were going to name him Zechariah, after his father.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When they came to circumcise the child on the eighth day, they were going to name him Zechariah, after his father.

International Standard Version
On the eighth day they went to circumcise the child. They were going to name him Zechariah after his father,

NET Bible
On the eighth day they came to circumcise the child, and they wanted to name him Zechariah after his father.

New Heart English Bible
It happened on the eighth day, that they came to circumcise the child; and they would have called him Zechariah, after the name of the father.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And it was the eighth day, and they came to circumcise the boy, and they were calling him by the name of his father Zachariah.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When the child was eight days old, they went [to the temple] to circumcise him. They were going to name him Zechariah after his father.

New American Standard 1977
And it came about that on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child, and they were going to call him Zacharias, after his father.

Jubilee Bible 2000
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 2000 Bible
And it came to pass, that on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child; and they called him Zachariah, after the name of his father.

American King James Version
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.

American Standard Version
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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And it came to pass, that on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child, and they called him by his father's name Zachary.

Darby Bible Translation
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.

English Revised Version
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 his father.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

Weymouth New Testament
And on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child, and were going to call him Zechariah, after his father.

World English 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.

Young's Literal Translation
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,
Study Bible
The Birth of John the Baptist
58Her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown her great mercy, and they rejoiced with her. 59On the eighth day, when they came to circumcise the child, they were going to name him after his father Zechariah. 60But his mother replied, “No! He shall be called John.”…
Cross References
Genesis 17:12
Generation after generation, every male must be circumcised when he is eight days old, including those born in your household and those purchased from a foreigner--even those who are not your offspring.

Leviticus 12:3
And on the eighth day the flesh of the boy's foreskin is to be circumcised.

Luke 2:21
When the eight days until His circumcision had passed, He was named Jesus, the name the angel had given Him before He had been conceived.

Philippians 3:5
circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin; a Hebrew of Hebrews; as to the Law, a Pharisee;

Treasury of Scripture

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.

Luke 2:21
And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called JESUS, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb.

Genesis 17:12
And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every man child in your generations, he that is born in the house, or bought with money of any stranger, which is not of thy seed.

Genesis 21:3,4
And Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him, whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac…







Lexicon
On
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

the
τῇ (tē)
Article - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

eighth
ὀγδόῃ (ogdoē)
Adjective - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3590: The eighth, one of eight, with seven others. From oktos; the eighth.

day,
ἡμέρᾳ (hēmera)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2250: A day, the period from sunrise to sunset.

when
ἐγένετο (egeneto)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1096: A prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; to cause to be, i.e. to become, used with great latitude.

they came
ἦλθον (ēlthon)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2064: To come, go.

to circumcise
περιτεμεῖν (peritemein)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 4059: To cut around, circumcise. From peri and the base of tomoteros; to cut around, i.e. to circumcise.

the
τὸ (to)
Article - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

child,
παιδίον (paidion)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3813: Neuter diminutive of pais; a childling, i.e., an infant, or a half-grown boy or girl; figuratively, an immature Christian.

they were going to name
ἐκάλουν (ekaloun)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2564: (a) I call, summon, invite, (b) I call, name. Akin to the base of keleuo; to 'call'.

[him]
αὐτὸ (auto)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Neuter 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

after
ἐπὶ (epi)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1909: On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

his
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

father
πατρὸς (patros)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3962: Father, (Heavenly) Father, ancestor, elder, senior. Apparently a primary word; a 'father'.

Zechariah.
Ζαχαρίαν (Zacharian)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2197: Of Hebrew origin; Zacharias, the name of two Israelites.
(59) They came to circumcise the child.--The day of circumcision, as the admission of the child into God's covenant with his people, was, like the day of the baptism of infants among Christians, one on which relatives were invited to be present as witnesses, and was commonly followed by a feast. It was also, as baptism has come to be, the time on which the child received the name which was to bear its witness of the prayers of his parents for him, and of his personal relation to the God of his fathers.

They called him . . .--The Greek tense is strictly imperfect--they were calling him. The choice of the name commonly rested with the father, but the kinsfolk seem to have assumed that, in the dumbness of the father, the duty devolved on them, and they, according to a custom not uncommon, showed their respect for the father by choosing his name.

Verse 59. - On the eighth day they came to circumcise the child. This was always, among the Hebrew people, a solemn day of rejoicing; it resembled in some particulars our baptismal gatherings. Relatives were invited to be present, as witnesses that the child had been formally incorporated into the covenant. It was, too, the time when the name which the newly born was to bear through life was given him. 1:57-66 In these verses we have an account of the birth of John the Baptist, and the great joy among all the relations of the family. He shall be called Johanan, or Gracious, because he shall bring in the gospel of Christ, wherein God's grace shines most bright. Zacharias recovered his speech. Unbelief closed his mouth, and believing opened it again: he believers, therefore he speaks. When God opens our lips, our mouths must show forth his praise; and better be without speech, than not use it in praising God. It is said, The hand of the Lord was working with John. God has ways of working on children in their infancy, which we cannot account for. We should observe the dealings of God, and wait the event.
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