Luke 1:63
New International Version
He asked for a writing tablet, and to everyone's astonishment he wrote, "His name is John."

New Living Translation
He motioned for a writing tablet, and to everyone's surprise he wrote, "His name is John."

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

Berean Study Bible
Zechariah asked for a tablet and wrote, “His name is John.” And they were all amazed.

Berean Literal Bible
And having asked for a writing tablet, he wrote, saying, "John is his name." And they all marveled.

New American Standard Bible
And he asked for a tablet and wrote as follows, "His name is John." And they were all astonished.

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

Christian Standard Bible
He asked for a writing tablet and wrote: "His name is John." And they were all amazed.

Contemporary English Version
Zechariah asked for a writing tablet. Then he wrote, "His name is John." Everyone was amazed.

Good News Translation
Zechariah asked for a writing pad and wrote, "His name is John." How surprised they all were!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He asked for a writing tablet and wrote: HIS NAME IS JOHN. And they were all amazed.

International Standard Version
He asked for a writing tablet and wrote, "His name is John." And everyone was amazed.

NET Bible
He asked for a writing tablet and wrote, "His name is John." And they were all amazed.

New Heart English Bible
And he asked for a writing tablet, and wrote, "His name is John." And they were all amazed.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He requested a tablet and he wrote and he said, “Yohannan is his name”, and everyone was amazed.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Zechariah asked for a writing tablet and wrote, "His name is John." Everyone was amazed.

New American Standard 1977
And he asked for a tablet, and wrote as follows, “His name is John.” And they were all astonished.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he asked for a writing table and wrote, saying, His name is John. And they all marvelled.

King James 2000 Bible
And he asked for a writing tablet, and wrote, saying, His name is John. And they marveled all.

American King James Version
And he asked for a writing table, and wrote, saying, His name is John. And they marveled 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.

Darby Bible Translation
And having asked for 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.

World English Bible
He asked for a writing tablet, and wrote, "His name is John." They all marveled.

Young's Literal Translation
and having asked for a tablet, he wrote, saying, 'John is his name;' and they did all wonder;
Study Bible
The Birth of John the Baptist
62So they made signs to his father to inquire what he wanted to name the child. 63Zechariah asked for a tablet and wrote, “His name is John.” And they were all astonished. 64Immediately Zechariah’s mouth was opened and his tongue was released, and he began to speak, praising God.…
Cross References
Matthew 8:10
When Jesus heard this, He marveled and said to those following Him, "Truly I tell you, I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith.

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

Luke 1:60
But his mother replied, "No! He shall be called John."

Treasury of Scripture

And he asked for a writing table, and wrote, saying, His name is John. And they marveled all.

a.

Proverbs 3:3
Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine 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 upon the table of their heart, and upon the horns of your altars;

His.

Luke 1:13,60
But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John…







Lexicon
[Zechariah] asked for
αἰτήσας (aitēsas)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 154: To ask, request, petition, demand. Of uncertain derivation; to ask.

a tablet
πινακίδιον (pinakidion)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 4093: A tablet for writing. Diminutive of pinax; a tablet.

[and] wrote,
ἔγραψεν (egrapsen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1125: A primary verb; to 'grave', especially to write; figuratively, to describe.

“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.

name
ὄνομα (onoma)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3686: Name, character, fame, reputation. From a presumed derivative of the base of ginosko; a 'name'.

is
ἐστὶν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

John.”
Ἰωάννης (Iōannēs)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2491: Of Hebrew origin; Joannes, the name of four Israelites.

And
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

they were all astonished.
ἐθαύμασαν (ethaumasan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2296: (a) intrans: I wonder, marvel, (b) trans: I wonder at, admire. From thauma; to wonder; by implication, to admire.
(63) A writing table.--The tablets in common use at this time throughout the Roman empire were commonly of wood, covered with a thin coat of wax, on which men wrote with the sharp point which has left its traces in our language, in the word "style," in its literal and figurative senses.

His name is John.--There is something emphatic in the use of the present tense. It was not a question to be discussed. The name had been given already.

And they marvelled all.--This confirms the view given above as to the previous deafness of Zacharias. There would have been no ground for wonder, had he heard the discussion. It was the coincidence that surprised them, hardly less than the utterance.

Verse 63. - A writing-table; better, a writing-tablet. The tablets in use generally at the time were usually made of wood, covered with a thin coating of wax; on the soft layer of wax the words were written with an iron stylus. 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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