Luke 1:60

60 But Elizabeth said, “No! His name is 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 when her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had been very merciful to her, everyone rejoiced with her.
59 When the baby was eight days old, they all came for the circumcision ceremony. They wanted to name him Zechariah, after his father.
60 But Elizabeth said, “No! His name is John!”
61 “What?” they exclaimed. “There is no one in all your family by that name.”
62 So they used gestures to ask the baby’s father what he wanted to name him.
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