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

  • Matt
    Elizabeth and Mary were cousins, meaning their mothers were sisters (and daughters/ descendants of Aaron). Zacharias was a Levitical priest. Mary's father, Heli, was of Judah: a Judahite. Our Lord, Jesus Christ, is of the tribe of Levi and Judah: Lord of Lords (Priest Line/ Levi) and King of Kings (King Line/ Judah).
  • BSP
    In verses 6 and 7 Elizabeth was barren, but this doesn't mean she didn't have God's favor because in verse 6 she is described as righteous. Unfortunate circumstances happen to good people sometimes.
  • MsBsue
    Luke has a remarkable way of telling us the many ways that our God can do amazing and miraculous things. Our faith can only strengthen when we believe in Him.
  • Allison Melton
    Very power scripture, I have been encouraged by my Pastor who preach his sermon today from Luke Chapter 1-20 Revive Me. Awesome message
  • Carol ross
    I have been so blessed by Luke 1. It has brought to me unspeakable joy. Deep in my soul I have such a peace knowing that the God I serve is able today, just as yesterday. I truly pray you receive joy and a peace from this scripture. Knowing my g o d in such a personal way. God truly bless you today.
  • Geraldine Cole
    Praise The Lord Jesus.

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