New American Standard Bible
And he asked for a tablet and wrote as follows, "His name is John." And they were all astonished.
King James Bible
And he asked for a writing table, and wrote, saying, His name is John. And they marvelled all.
Darby Bible Translation
And having asked for a writing-table, he wrote saying, John is his name. And they all wondered.
World English Bible
He asked for a writing tablet, and wrote, "His name is John." They all marveled.
Young's Literal Translation
and having asked for a tablet, he wrote, saying, 'John is his name;' and they did all wonder;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
He asked - That is, by signs.
A writing table - The table denoted by this word was usually made of wood and covered with wax. The ancients used to write on such tables, as they had not the use of paper. The instrument used for writing was an iron pen or style, by which they marked on the wax which covered the table. Sometimes the writing-table was made entirely of lead.
LibrarySeptember 9 Morning
He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away.--LUKE 1:53. Thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods and have need of nothing: and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked. I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore and repent. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.--When …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
The Judgment Upon Zacharias
Of Fervent Love and Vehement Desire of Receiving Christ
Now when Jesus heard this, He marveled and said to those who were following, "Truly I say to you, I have not found such great faith with anyone in Israel.
But the angel said to him, "Do not be afraid, Zacharias, for your petition has been heard, and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you will give him the name John.
But his mother answered and said, "No indeed; but he shall be called John."
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