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

  • Norm
    Luke 3:16 John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire: 17 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and will gather the wheat into his garner; but the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable.
  • 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.
  • Masha
    as a mother who tends to be talkative, I am challenged by MARY'S example in verses 19 and 51 of Luke 2:she stored these things in her heart and often pondered them. that i may be more meditative than talkative!
    Mary and Joseph fulfilled all the requirements of the law for baby Jesus; and He lived a life of obedience and submission to His earthly parents(51).JESUS was the personification of grace
  • 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...
  • Ron Jefferson
    I love Luke chapter 2 it tells of birth of Jesus Christ how he was born, life and salvation. Jesus was born in manager. He grew up learning about God at age 12 he minster to men. It was professed he was salvation. Jesus was born so we may have
    Eternal life.
  • Macieso
    I love kjv of the Bible and Luke chp 2 i s one of the greatest chp in the Bible and love it.

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