New International Version
On the eighth day they came to circumcise the child, and they were going to name him after his father Zechariah,
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.
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.
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,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
On the eighth day they came to circumcise - See an account of this institution in the note on Genesis 17:10-14 (note). Had circumcision been essential to an infant's salvation, God would not have ordered it to be delayed to the eighth day, because, in all countries, multitudes die before they arrive at that age. Baptism, which is generally allowed to have been substituted for circumcision, is no more necessary to the salvation of an infant than circumcision was. Both are signs of the covenant - circumcision, of the putting away the impurity of the flesh; and baptism, of the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost, producing the answer of a good conscience towards God. Confer 1 Peter 3:21, with Titus 3:5. This should never be neglected: it is a sign and token of the spiritual grace.
They called him Zacharias - Among the Jews, the child was named when it was circumcised, and ordinarily the name of the father was given to the first-born son.
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For the generations to come every male among you who is eight days old must be circumcised, including those born in your household or bought with money from a foreigner--those who are not your offspring.
On the eighth day the boy is to be circumcised.
On the eighth day, when it was time to circumcise the child, he was named Jesus, the name the angel had given him before he was conceived.
circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; in regard to the law, a Pharisee;
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