Luke 2:12

“And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And this shall be a signe vnto you; yee shall find the babe wrapped in swadling clothes lying in a manger.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"This {will be} a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And this `is' the sign unto you: Ye shall find a babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, and lying in a manger.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And this is the sign to you: you will see a young child folded in linen, in the place where the cattle have their food.
- Basic English Bible

And this is the sign to you: ye shall find a babe wrapped in swaddling-clothes, and lying in a manger.
- Darby Bible

And this shall be a sign to you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling-clothes, lying in a manger.
- Webster's Bible

And this is the token for you: you will find a babe wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger."
- Weymouth Bible

This is the sign to you: you will find a baby wrapped in strips of cloth, lying in a feeding trough."
- World English Bible

And this is a tokene to you; ye schulen fynde a yong child wlappid in clothis, and leid in a cratche.
- Wycliffe Bible

and this [is] to you the sign: Ye shall find a babe wrapped up, lying in the manger.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Luke 2:12


Lu 2:12 A sign to you. The "sign" was not itself a miraculous one, but the prediction of it was so. The babe, the swaddle, and the manger were the three tokens.

Discussion for Luke 2

  • BSP
    Jesus continued subject to his earthly parents as verse 51 mentions. Even though he was perfect, he obeyed his imperfect parents.
  • Lilian
    Jesus was given by God to us because of his love . John 3:16 for God so love the world that he gave his only begotten son Jesus Christ whoever believes in him shall not be perish but have everlasting life amen. What a faithful and loving God we serve. Jesus took our sins pain and worries on the cross he paid the price for us it is finish. Lets keep praising Jesus for everything he have done. Amen
  • David L Canham
    Luke surely was a man of great knowledge because he know how the people would react to unusual events and that word would be spread very rapidly which would ignite the explosion necessary for God plan to be implemented.
  • KDC
    The shepherds got a fantastic piece of news!!! I believe that after seeing the Christ, in their excitement, must have noised it abroad right there in Bethlehem. But guess what??? The peiple Having ears they listened but didn't really hear.....scriptural...
  • Macieso
    I love kjv of the Bible and Luke chp 2 i s one of the greatest chp in the Bible and love it.
  • GeraldineCole
    This is great and I was bless again just reading it over again Anna the prop.was a women that love God I pray that God will raise up many more like Anna and other women in the bible .Women U are important to Jesus The Christ Jesus is calling his Childern Out he is saying live in the world but be not of this world come out live for him U can not be and do and act like the world and be a child of Jesus u can not love the world nor things in the world.but we must show love to the world why because we belong to Jesus we have the real love inside of us the sinner have a nature love which depending on if u do and act like they want u to they love U .and thats not real love .it appointed a man once to die then the judgment. Question is will U Be Ready

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