"He has givenhelp to Israel His servant, aIn remembrance of His mercy,
551As He spoke to our fathers, 2To Abraham and his bdescendantsforever."
And Marystayed with her aboutthreemonths, and then returned to her home.
57Now the timechad come for Elizabeth to givebirth, and she gavebirth to a son.
Her neighbors and her relativesheard that the Lord had d3displayed His greatmercytoward her; and they were rejoicing with her.
And it happened that on 4the eighthday they came to circumcise the child, and they were going to call him Zacharias, eafter his father.
But his motheranswered and said, "Noindeed; but 5he shall be calledJohn."
And they said to her, "There is nooneamong your relativeswho is called by that name."
And they 6madesigns to his father, as to what he wanted him called.
And he asked for a tablet and wrote as follows, "7His name is John." And they were allastonished.
648And at once his mouth was opened and his tongue loosed, and he began to speak in praise of God.