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Luke 1:60

    Luke 1:60 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And his mother answered and said, Not so; but he shall be called John.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And his mother answered and said, Not so; but he shall be called John.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And his mother answered and said, Not so; but he shall be called John.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But his mother made answer and said, No, his name is John.

    Webster's Revision

    And his mother answered and said, Not so; but he shall be called John.

    World English Bible

    His mother answered, "Not so; but he will be called John."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And his mother answered and said, Not so; but he shall be called John.

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 1:60

    Not so; but he shall be called John - This is the name which the angel desired should be given him, Luke 1:13, and of which Zacharias by writing had informed his wife. There is something very remarkable in the names of this family. Zachariah, זכריהו the memory or memorial of Jehovah; יהו yeho, at the end of the word, being contracted for יהוה Yehovah, as in many other names. Elisabeth, אליסבה the Sabbath or rest of my strong God: names probably given them by their parents, to point out some remarkable circumstance in their conception or birth. And John, which should always be written Jehochanan or Yehochanan, יהוחנן the grace or mercy of Jehovah: so named, because he was to go before and proclaim the God of all grace, and the mercy granted through him to a lost world. See John 1:29; see also Luke 3:16, and Mark 1:4.

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 1:60

    Shall be called John - This was the name which the angel had said should be given to him, of which Zechariah had probably informed Elizabeth by writing.

    Wesley's Notes on Luke 1:60

    1:60 His mother said - Doubtless by revelation, or a particular impulse from God.