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Luke 1:61

    Luke 1:61 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And they said unto her, There is none of thy kindred that is called by this name.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And they said to her, There is none of your kindred that is called by this name.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And they said unto her, There is none of thy kindred that is called by this name.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And they said, Not one of your relations has that name.

    Webster's Revision

    And they said unto her, There is none of thy kindred that is called by this name.

    World English Bible

    They said to her, "There is no one among your relatives who is called by this name."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And they said unto her, There is none of thy kindred that is called by this name.

    Definitions for Luke 1:61

    Kindred - Tribe; family.

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 1:61

    None of thy kindred - As the Jewish tribes and families were kept sacredly distinct, it appears the very names of the ancestors were continued among their descendants, partly through reverence for them, and partly to avoid confusion in the genealogical tables, which, for the sake of distinguishing the inheritances, were carefully preserved in each of the families. It seems to be on this account that the neighbors and relatives objected to a name which had not before existed in any branch of the family.

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 1:61

    There is none of thy kindred ... - The Jewish tribes and families were kept distinct. To do this, and to avoid confusion in their genealogical tables, they probably gave only those names which were found among their ancestors. Another reason for this, common to all people, is the respect which is felt for honored parents and ancestors.