Luke 1:62
New International Version
Then they made signs to his father, to find out what he would like to name the child.

New Living Translation
So they used gestures to ask the baby’s father what he wanted to name him.

English Standard Version
And they made signs to his father, inquiring what he wanted him to be called.

Berean Study Bible
So they made signs to his father to find out what he wanted to name the child.

Berean Literal Bible
And they were making signs to his father, what he might wish him to be called.

King James Bible
And they made signs to his father, how he would have him called.

New King James Version
So they made signs to his father—what he would have him called.

New American Standard Bible
And they made signs to his father, as to what he wanted him called.

NASB 1995
And they made signs to his father, as to what he wanted him called.

NASB 1977
And they made signs to his father, as to what he wanted him called.

Amplified Bible
Then they made signs to his father, as to what he wanted him called.

Christian Standard Bible
So they motioned to his father to find out what he wanted him to be called.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So they motioned to his father to find out what he wanted him to be called.

American Standard Version
And they made signs to his father, what he would have him called.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they signed to his father how he wished to name him.

Contemporary English Version
So they motioned to Zechariah to find out what he wanted to name his son.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they made signs to his father, how he would have him called.

English Revised Version
And they made signs to his father, what he would have him called.

Good News Translation
Then they made signs to his father, asking him what name he would like the boy to have.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So they motioned to the baby's father to see what he wanted to name the child.

International Standard Version
So they motioned to the baby's father to see what he wanted to name him.

Literal Standard Version
and they were making signs to his father, what he would wish him to be called,

NET Bible
So they made signs to the baby's father, inquiring what he wanted to name his son.

New Heart English Bible
They made signs to his father, what he would have him called.

Weymouth New Testament
They asked his father by signs what he wished him to be called.

World English Bible
They made signs to his father, what he would have him called.

Young's Literal Translation
and they were making signs to his father, what he would wish him to be called,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Birth of John the Baptist
61They said to her, “There is no one among your relatives who bears this name.” 62So they made signs to his father to find out what he wanted to name the child. 63Zechariah asked for a tablet and wrote, “His name is John.” And they were all amazed.…

Cross References
Luke 1:22
When he came out and was unable to speak to them, they realized he had seen a vision in the temple. He kept making signs to them but remained speechless.

Luke 1:61
They said to her, "There is no one among your relatives who bears this name."


Treasury of Scripture

And they made signs to his father, how he would have him called.









(62) They made signs to his father.--It seems probable--almost, indeed, certain--from this, that Zacharias was deprived of the power of hearing as well as speech, and had passed into the condition of one who was naturally a deaf mute.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
[So]
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

they made signs
ἐνένευον (eneneuon)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 1770: To make a sign to by nodding. From en and neuo; to nod at, i.e. Beckon or communicate by gesture.

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

his
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 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
πατρὶ (patri)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3962: Father, (Heavenly) Father, ancestor, elder, senior. Apparently a primary word; a 'father'.

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

what
τί (ti)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 5101: Who, which, what, why. Probably emphatic of tis; an interrogative pronoun, who, which or what.

he wanted
θέλοι (theloi)
Verb - Present Optative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2309: To will, wish, desire, be willing, intend, design.

to name
καλεῖσθαι (kaleisthai)
Verb - Present Infinitive Middle or Passive
Strong's 2564: (a) I call, summon, invite, (b) I call, name. Akin to the base of keleuo; to 'call'.

[the child].
αὐτό (auto)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Neuter 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 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.


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