Luke 1:59-68 NAS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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59 And it happened that on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child, and they were going to call him Zacharias, after his father. 59 On the eighth day they came to circumcise the child, and they were going to name him after his father Zechariah,
60 But his mother answered and said, "No indeed ; but he shall be called John." 60 but his mother spoke up and said, "No! He is to be called John."
61 And they said to her, "There is no one among your relatives who is called by that name." 61 They said to her, "There is no one among your relatives who has that name."
62 And they made signs to his father, as to what he wanted him called. 62 Then they made signs to his father, to find out what he would like to name the child.
63 And he asked for a tablet and wrote as follows, "His name is John." And they were all astonished. 63 He asked for a writing tablet, and to everyone's astonishment he wrote, "His name is John."
64 And at once his mouth was opened and his tongue loosed, and he began to speak in praise of God. 64 Immediately his mouth was opened and his tongue was loosed, and he began to speak, praising God.
65 Fear came on all those living around them; and all these matters were being talked about in all the hill country of Judea. 65 The neighbors were all filled with awe, and throughout the hill country of Judea people were talking about all these things.
66 All who heard them kept them in mind, saying, "What then will this child turn out to be?" For the hand of the Lord was certainly with him. 66 Everyone who heard this wondered about it, asking, "What then is this child going to be?" For the Lord's hand was with him.
67 And his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Spirit, and prophesied, saying : 67 His father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied:
68 "Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, For He has visited us and accomplished redemption for His people, 68 "Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has come and has redeemed his people.