Luke 1:59
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English Standard Version
And on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child. And they would have called him Zechariah after his father,

King James Bible
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.

American Standard Version
And it came to pass on the eighth day, that they came to circumcise the child; and they would have called him Zacharias, after the name of the father.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And it came to pass, that on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child, and they called him by his father's name Zachary.

English Revised Version
And it came to pass on the eighth day, that they came to circumcise the child; and they would have called him Zacharias, after the name of his father.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

Weymouth New Testament
And on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child, and were going to call him Zechariah, after his father.

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Vincent's Word Studies

They called (ἐκάλουν)

The imperfect tense signifies, as Rev., they would have called: they were about to call: or, as Bishop Lightfoot has happily suggested, they were for calling.

Luke 1:59 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Luke 2:21 And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called JESUS...

Genesis 17:12 And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every man child in your generations, he that is born in the house...

Genesis 21:3,4 And Abraham called the name of his son that was born to him, whom Sarah bore to him, Isaac...

Leviticus 12:3 And in the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised.

Acts 7:8 And he gave him the covenant of circumcision: and so Abraham begat Isaac, and circumcised him the eighth day; and Isaac begat Jacob...

Philippians 3:5 Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law...

Cross References
Genesis 17:12
He who is eight days old among you shall be circumcised. Every male throughout your generations, whether born in your house or bought with your money from any foreigner who is not of your offspring,

Leviticus 12:3
And on the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised.

Luke 2:21
And at the end of eight days, when he was circumcised, he was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb.

Philippians 3:5
circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; as to the law, a Pharisee;

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