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Luke 1:59-69 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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59 On the eighth day they came to circumcise the child, and they were going to name him Zechariah 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 said, "No; he is to be called John." 60 but his mother spoke up and said, "No! He is to be called John."
61 They said to her, "None of your relatives has this name." 61 They said to her, "There is no one among your relatives who has that name."
62 Then they began motioning to his father to find out what name he wanted to give him. 62 Then they made signs to his father, to find out what he would like to name the child.
63 He asked for a writing tablet and wrote, "His name is John." And all of them were amazed. 63 He asked for a writing tablet, and to everyone's astonishment he wrote, "His name is John."
64 Immediately his mouth was opened and his tongue freed, and he began to speak, praising God. 64 Immediately his mouth was opened and his tongue was loosed, and he began to speak, praising God.
65 Fear came over all their neighbors, and all these things were talked about throughout the entire 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 pondered them and said, "What then will this child become?" For, indeed, the hand of the Lord was 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 Then his father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke this prophecy: 67 His father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied:
68 "Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he has looked favorably on his people and redeemed them. 68 "Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has come and has redeemed his people.
69 He has raised up a mighty savior for us in the house of his servant David, 69 He has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David