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

  • 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.
  • 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
  • Tolasek
    I believe that Jesus Christ was born on the Feast of the Trumpets! The first day of Tishri, Rosh Hashana!

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