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Luke 1:59

    Luke 1:59 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    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.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And it came to pass on the eighth day, that they came to circumcise the child; and they would have called him Zacharias, after the name of the father.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And on the eighth day they came to see to the circumcision of the child, and they would have given him the name of Zacharias, his father's name;

    Webster's Revision

    And it came to pass on the eighth day, that they came to circumcise the child; and they would have called him Zacharias, after the name of the father.

    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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And it came to pass on the eighth day, that they came to circumcise the child; and they would have called him Zacharias, after the name of his father.

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 1:59

    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.

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 1:59

    On the eighth day - This was the day on which it was required to circumcise children, Genesis 21:4.

    And they called him Zacharias - The name of the child was commonly given at the time of the circumcision, Genesis 21:3-4. The name "commonly" given to the eldest son was that of the father.