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Luke 1:64

    Luke 1:64 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And his mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue loosed, and he spake, and praised God.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And his mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue loosed, and he spoke, and praised God.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And his mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue loosed , and he spake, blessing God.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And straight away his mouth was open and his tongue was free and he gave praise to God.

    Webster's Revision

    And his mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue loosed , and he spake, blessing God.

    World English Bible

    His mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue freed, and he spoke, blessing God.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And his mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue loosed, and he spake, blessing God.

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 1:64

    The latter clause of the preceding verse should be joined with the beginning of this, as follows: And they marveled all, for his mouth was opened, etc. Every person must see the propriety of putting this clause, And they marveled all, to the beginning of the 64th verse, instead of leaving it at the end of the 63rd, as in the common version. The people did not wonder because Zacharias said, He shall be called John; but because he himself was that instant restored to the use of his speech.

    And he spake, and praised God - In his nine months' silence, he had learned the proper use of his tongue; and God, whose power was discredited by it, is now magnified. Happy they who, in religious matters, only break silence in order to speak of the loving-kindness of the Lord!

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 1:64

    His mouth was opened ... - That is, he was enabled to speak. For nine months he had been mute, and it is probable that they supposed that he had been afflicted with a paralytic affection, and that he would not recover. Hence, their amazement when he spoke. For one act of disbelief all this calamity had come upon him, and it had not come without effect. With true gratitude he offered praise to God for the birth of a son, and for his restoration to the blessings of speech.