Luke 2:40

“And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit filled with wisedome, and the grace of God was vpon him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The Child continued to grow and become strong, increasing in wisdom; and the grace of God was upon Him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the child grew, and waxed strong, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the child became tall and strong and full of wisdom, and the grace of God was on him.
- Basic English Bible

And the child grew and waxed strong [in spirit], filled with wisdom, and God's grace was upon him.
- Darby Bible

And the child grew, and became strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him.
- Webster's Bible

And the child grew and became strong and full of wisdom, and the favour of God rested upon Him.
- Weymouth Bible

The child was growing, and was becoming strong in spirit, being filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was upon him.
- World English Bible

And the child wexe, and was coumfortid, ful of wisdom; and the grace of God was in hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

and the child grew and was strengthened in spirit, being filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was upon him.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 2:40


2:40 And the child grew - In bodily strength and stature; and waxed strong in spirit - The powers of his human mind daily improved; filled with wisdom - By the light of the indwelling Spirit, which gradually opened itself in his soul; and the grace of God was upon him - That is, the peculiar favour of God rested upon him, even as man.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 2:40


Lu 2:40 The child grew. He was a child, and a child that grew in heart, in intellect, in size, in grace, in favor with God. Not a man in child's years. Filled with wisdom. The body advances in stature and the soul in wisdom. The divine nature revealed its own wisdom in proportion to the measure of the bodily growth (Cyril). In "the mystery of godliness: God manifest in the flesh" (1Ti 3:16), one of the inscrutable things that was that the Divine man should become a babe, not only in body, but in mind and wisdom.

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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