New International Version
He replied, "Why do you ask my name? It is beyond understanding."
King James Bible
And the angel of the LORD said unto him, Why askest thou thus after my name, seeing it is secret?
Darby Bible Translation
And the Angel of Jehovah said to him, How is it that thou askest after my name, seeing it is wonderful?
World English Bible
The angel of Yahweh said to him, "Why do you ask about my name, since it is wonderful?"
Young's Literal Translation
And the messenger of Jehovah saith to him, 'Why is this -- thou dost ask for My name? -- and it is Wonderful.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Seeing it is secret? - It was because it was secret that they wished to know it. The angel does not say that it was secret, but הוא פלאי hu peli it is Wonderful; the very character that is given to Jesus Christ, Isaiah 9:6 : His name shall be called, פלא Wonderful; and it is supposed by some that the angel gives this as his name, and consequently that he was our blessed Lord.
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secret. or, wonderful. It was because his name was secret that Manoah wishes to know it. But the angel does not say it was secret, but hoo pailee, `it is wonderful;' the very character given to the Messiah: ` His name shall be called pailai. Wonderful,'
Isaiah ix:6. HIS name shall be called "Wonderful" (Isaiah ix:6). And long before Isaiah had uttered this divine prediction the angel of the Lord had announced his name to be Wonderful. As such He appeared to Manoah. And Manoah said unto the angel of Jehovah, What is thy name, that when thy sayings come to pass we may do thee honor. And the angel of Jehovah said unto Him "why askest thou thus after my name, seeing it is Wonderful" (margin, Judges xiii:17-18). This angel of Jehovah, the Person who …
Arno Gaebelein—The Lord of Glory
Characters and Names of Messiah
Jacob said, "Please tell me your name." But he replied, "Why do you ask my name?" Then he blessed him there.
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
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