And they said to her, "There is no one among your relatives who is called by that name."
And they 1made signs to his father, as to what he wanted him called.
And he asked for a tablet and wrote as follows, "2His name is John." And they were all astonished.
3And at once his mouth was opened and his tongue loosed, and he began to speak in praise of God.
Fear came on all those living around them; and all these matters were being talked about in all 4the hill country of Judea.
All who heard them kept them in mind, saying, "What then will this child turn out to be?" For 5the hand of the Lord was certainly with him.
And his father Zacharias 6was filled with the Holy Spirit, and 7prophesied, saying:
"8Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, For He has visited us and accomplished 9redemption for His people,
And has raised up a 10horn of salvation for us In the house of David 11His servant -
12As He spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets 13from of old -
14Salvation 15FROM OUR ENEMIES, And FROM THE HAND OF ALL WHO HATE US;