Luke 1:60

60 And his mother answered and said, Not so; but he shall be called John.

Luke 1:60 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 1:60

And his mother answered and said
That is, Elisabeth:

not so, but he shall be called John;
knowing that this was the name wherewith the angel said he should be called; either by divine revelation, she being filled with the Holy Ghost, ( Luke 1:41 ) or by information of her husband, who, doubtless, in writing, gave her an account of all that the angel had said unto him.

Luke 1:60 In-Context

58 And her neighbours and her cousins heard how the Lord had shewed great mercy upon her; and they rejoiced with her.
59 And it came to pass, that on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child; and they called him Zacharias, after the name of his father.
60 And his mother answered and said, Not so; but he shall be called John.
61 And they said unto her, There is none of thy kindred that is called by this name.
62 And they made signs to his father, how he would have him called.