But his motheranswered and said, "Noindeed; but 1he shall be calledJohn."
And they said to her, "There is nooneamong your relativeswho is called by that name."
And they 2madesigns to his father, as to what he wanted him called.
And he asked for a tablet and wrote as follows, "3His name is John." And they were allastonished.
644And at once his mouth was opened and his tongue loosed, and he began to speak in praise of God.
65Fearcame on allthoselivingaround them; and allthesematters were being talkedabout in all5the hillcountry of Judea.
66All who heard them kept them in mind, saying, "Whatthen will thischild turn out to be?" For 6the hand of the Lord was certainly with him.
And his fatherZacharias7was filled with the HolySpirit, and 8prophesied, saying:
"9Blessed be the LordGod of Israel, For He has visited us and accomplished10redemption for His people,
And has raised up a 11horn of salvation for us In the house of David12His servant -
7013As He spoke by the mouth of His holyprophets14from of old -