Birth of John the Baptist



Luke 1:56-65
56 And now Elizabeth’s full time came that she should be delivered; and she brought forth a son.


57 And her neighbors, and her cousins heard how the Lord had showed great mercy unto her; and they rejoiced with her.


58 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.


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


60 And they said unto her, There is none of thy kindred that is called by this name.


61 And they made signs to his father, and asked him how he would have him called.


62 And he asked for a writing table, and wrote, saying, His name is John, and they all marveled.


63 And his mouth was opened immediately, and he spake with his tongue, and praised God.


64 And fear came on all who dwelt round about them. And all these sayings were noised abroad throughout all the hill country of Judea.


65 And all they that heard them laid them up in their hearts, saying, What manner of child shall this be? And the hand of the Lord was with him.