On the eighth day they came to circumcise the child, and they were going to name him Zechariah after his father.
But his mother said, "No; he is to be called John."
They said to her, "None of your relatives has this name."
Then they began motioning to his father to find out what name he wanted to give him.
He asked for a writing tablet and wrote, "His name is John." And all of them were amazed.
Immediately his mouth was opened and his tongue freed, and he began to speak, praising God.