Luke 1:64
New International Version
Immediately his mouth was opened and his tongue set free, and he began to speak, praising God.

New Living Translation
Instantly Zechariah could speak again, and he began praising God.

English Standard Version
And immediately his mouth was opened and his tongue loosed, and he spoke, blessing God.

Berean Study Bible
Immediately Zechariah’s mouth was opened and his tongue was released, and he began to speak, praising God.

Berean Literal Bible
And his mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue, and he was speaking, blessing God.

New American Standard Bible
And at once his mouth was opened and his tongue loosed, and he began to speak in praise of God.

King James Bible
And his mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue loosed, and he spake, and praised God.

Christian Standard Bible
Immediately his mouth was opened and his tongue set free, and he began to speak, praising God.

Contemporary English Version
At once, Zechariah started speaking and praising God.

Good News Translation
At that moment Zechariah was able to speak again, and he started praising God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Immediately his mouth was opened and his tongue set free, and he began to speak, praising God.

International Standard Version
Suddenly, Zechariah could open his mouth, his tongue was set free, and he began to speak and to praise God.

NET Bible
Immediately Zechariah's mouth was opened and his tongue released, and he spoke, blessing God.

New Heart English Bible
His mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue freed, and he spoke, blessing God.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And at once his mouth was opened, and his tongue, and he spoke and blessed God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Suddenly, Zechariah was able to speak, and he began to praise God.

New American Standard 1977
And at once his mouth was opened and his tongue loosed, and he began to speak in praise of God.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And his mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue loosed, and he spoke blessing God.

King James 2000 Bible
And his mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue loosed, and he spoke, and praised God.

American King James Version
And his mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue loosed, and he spoke, and praised God.

American Standard Version
And his mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue loosed , and he spake, blessing God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And immediately his mouth was opened, and his tongue loosed, and he spoke, blessing God.

Darby Bible Translation
And his mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue, and he spake, blessing God.

English Revised Version
And his mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue loosed, and he spake, blessing God.

Webster's Bible Translation
And his mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue loosed, and he spoke, and praised God.

Weymouth New Testament
Instantly his mouth and his tongue were set free, and he began to speak and bless God.

World English Bible
His mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue freed, and he spoke, blessing God.

Young's Literal Translation
and his mouth was opened presently, and his tongue, and he was speaking, praising God.
Study Bible
The Birth of John the Baptist
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. 65All their neighbors were filled with awe, and people throughout the hill country of Judea were talking about these events.…
Cross References
Exodus 4:11
And the LORD said to him, "Who gave man his mouth? Or who makes him mute or deaf, sighted or blind? Is it not I, the LORD?

Ezekiel 33:22
Now the evening before the fugitive arrived, the hand of the LORD was upon me, and He opened my mouth before the man came to me in the morning. So my mouth was opened and I was no longer mute.

Luke 1:20
And now you will be silent and unable to speak until the day this comes to pass, because you did not believe my words, which will be fulfilled at their proper time."

Treasury of Scripture

And his mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue loosed, and he spoke, and praised God.

his mouth.

Luke 1:20
And, behold, thou shalt be dumb, and not able to speak, until the day that these things shall be performed, because thou believest not my words, which shall be fulfilled in their season.

Exodus 4:15,16
And thou shalt speak unto him, and put words in his mouth: and I will be with thy mouth, and with his mouth, and will teach you what ye shall do…

Psalm 51:15
O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise.

and he.

Psalm 30:7-12
LORD, by thy favour thou hast made my mountain to stand strong: thou didst hide thy face, and I was troubled…

Psalm 118:18,19
The LORD hath chastened me sore: but he hath not given me over unto death…

Isaiah 12:1
And in that day thou shalt say, O LORD, I will praise thee: though thou wast angry with me, thine anger is turned away, and thou comfortedst me.







Lexicon
Immediately
παραχρῆμα (parachrēma)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3916: Instantly, immediately, on the spot. From para and chrema; at the thing itself, i.e. Instantly.

[Zechariah’s]
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.

mouth
στόμα (stoma)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 4750: The mouth, speech, eloquence in speech, the point of a sword.

was opened
ἀνεῴχθη (aneōchthē)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 455: To open. From ana and oigo; to open up.

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

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.

tongue [was released],
γλῶσσα (glōssa)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1100: The tongue; by implication, a language.

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

he began to speak,
ἐλάλει (elalei)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2980: A prolonged form of an otherwise obsolete verb; to talk, i.e. Utter words.

praising
εὐλογῶν (eulogōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2127: (lit: I speak well of) I bless; pass: I am blessed. From a compound of eu and logos; to speak well of, i.e. to bless.

God.
Θεόν (Theon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.
(64) His tongue loosed.--The verb is supplied by the translators because the one previously used applied strictly only to the mouth.

He spake, and praised God.--Probably, in substance, if not in words, as in the hymn that follows. The insertion of the two verses that follow seems to imply that some interval of time passed before its actual utterance.

Verse 64. - And his mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue loosed, and he spake, and praised God. This, the first hour of his recovered power, was without doubt the occasion of his giving utterance to the inspired hymn (the Benedictus) which is recorded at length a few verses further on (verses 68-79). It. was the outcome, no doubt, of his silent communing with the Spirit during the long months of his affliction. 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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