Luke 1:80

“And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, and was in the deserts till the day of his shewing unto Israel.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the childe grew, and waxed strong in spirit, and was in the deserts, till the day of his shewing vnto Israel.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And the child continued to grow and to become strong in spirit, and he lived in the deserts until the day of his public appearance to Israel.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, and was in the deserts till the day of his showing unto Israel.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the child became tall, and strong in spirit; and he was living in the waste land till the day when he came before the eyes of Israel.
- Basic English Bible

-- And the child grew and was strengthened in spirit; and he was in the deserts until the day of his shewing to Israel.
- Darby Bible

And the child grew, and became strong in spirit, and was in the deserts till the day of his showing to Israel.
- Webster's Bible

And the child grew and became strong in character, and lived in the Desert till the time came for him to appear publicly to Israel.
- Weymouth Bible

The child was growing, and becoming strong in spirit, and was in the desert until the day of his public appearance to Israel.
- World English Bible

And the child wexide, and was coumfortid in spirit, and was in desert placis `til to the dai of his schewing to Israel.
- Wycliffe Bible

And the child grew, and was strengthened in spirit, and he was in the deserts till the day of his shewing unto Israel.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Luke 1:80


Lu 1:80 The child . . . was in the deserts. In the wilderness of Judea where he could have ample opportunity for communion with God.

Discussion for Luke 1

  • Geraldine Cole
    Praise The Lord Jesus.
  • Maggie Bazaar for verse 37
    The world will pass away but his word will remain and rain come to water the earth and plants sprouts so does his word will not return void .so indeed nothing is impossible with God
  • Joan Minja for verse 45
    God speaks to us through his Word, and for us to see the manifestations of his word in our daily life, we have to believe. Faith can move mountains and it is profound to us as believers!....as there shall be a performance of those things, only of we believe! Jesus is Lord!!!
  • Cynnee
    When we sometimes worry about our lives we should remember that with God all things are possible.
  • This is a very powerful verse. Note that due to a lack of faith in God, Zacharias was made deaf and dumb, in order that the good plans God had for him be fulfilled. God uses even what may seem like trials and tribulations, for the fulfilment of his plans. Which are always for our own good.
  • Jack
    You need to read with understanding,2 cor.5-16,this was good for israel, this is who Luke is talking talking to check it. But not today believer--1 cor 15-1:4,then romans 15:25-26,2peter 3:15-16, ITS Paul's gospel we need-romans 15:4.

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