Parallel Verses

King James Version

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

New American Standard Bible

And they made signs to his father, as to what he wanted him called.

Holman Bible

So they motioned to his father to find out what he wanted him to be called.

International Standard Version

So they motioned to the baby's father to see what he wanted to name him.

A Conservative Version

And they made signs to his father, whatever he wanted to call him.

American Standard Version

And they made signs to his father, what he would have him called.

Amplified

And they inquired with signs to his father [as to] what he wanted to have him called.

An Understandable Version

And [so] they made [hand] signs to the [baby's] father to find out what he wanted to name him.

Anderson New Testament

And they made signs to his father, to know what he wished him to be called.

Bible in Basic English

And they made signs to his father, to say what name was to be given to him.

Common New Testament

And they made signs to his father, inquiring what he would have him called.

Daniel Mace New Testament

they therefore ask'd his father to signify how he would have him call'd.

Darby Translation

And they made signs to his father as to what he might wish it to be called.

Godbey New Testament

And they were beckoning to his father, what he might wish to call him.

Goodspeed New Testament

But they made signs to the child's father and asked him what he wished to have the child named.

John Wesley New Testament

And they made signs to his father, what he would have him called.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And they communicated with signs to his father, asking how he would have him called.

Julia Smith Translation

And they nodded to his father, what he may wish to have him called.

King James 2000

And they made signs to his father, what he would have him called.

Lexham Expanded Bible

So they made signs to his father [asking] what he wanted him to be named,

Modern King James verseion

And they made signs to his father as to how he would have him called.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

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

Moffatt New Testament

Then they made signs to the father, to find out what he wanted the child to be called,

Montgomery New Testament

Then they asked his father by signs what he wished to call the child.

NET Bible

So they made signs to the baby's father, inquiring what he wanted to name his son.

New Heart English Bible

They made signs to his father, what he would have him called.

Noyes New Testament

And they made signs to his father, how he would have him named.

Sawyer New Testament

and they made signs to his father, what he wished it to be called.

The Emphasized Bible

And they began making signs unto his father, as to what he might be wishing it to be called.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

And they made signs to his father, what he would have him called.

Twentieth Century New Testament

And they made signs to the child's father, to find out what he wished the child to be called.

Webster

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

Weymouth New Testament

They asked his father by signs what he wished him to be called.

Williams New Testament

So they began to make signs to his father to find out what he might wish him to be named.

World English Bible

They made signs to his father, what he would have him called.

Worrell New Testament

And they were making signs to his father, what he wished him to be called.

Worsley New Testament

And they made signs to his father, what name he would have him called by.

Youngs Literal Translation

and they were making signs to his father, what he would wish him to be called,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

ἐννεύω 
Enneuo 
Usage: 1

to
πατήρ 
Pater 
Usage: 180


Usage: 0

πατήρ 
Pater 
Usage: 180

τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 344

θέλω ἐθέλω 
thelo 
will/would, will/would have, desire, desirous, list, to will,
Usage: 136


Usage: 0

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Context Readings

The Birth Of John The Baptist

61 And they said unto her, There is none of thy kindred that is called by this name. 62 And they made signs to his father, how he would have him called. 63 And he asked for a writing table, and wrote, saying, His name is John. And they marvelled all.


Cross References

Luke 1:22

And when he came out, he could not speak unto them: and they perceived that he had seen a vision in the temple: for he beckoned unto them, and remained speechless.

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