Luke 2:52

“And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Iesus increased in wisedom and stature, and in fauour with God and man.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And Jesus kept increasing in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jesus advanced in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Jesus was increasing in wisdom and in years, and in grace before God and men.
- Basic English Bible

And Jesus advanced in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and men.
- Darby Bible

And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.
- Webster's Bible

And as Jesus grew older He gained in both wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.
- Weymouth Bible

And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.
- World English Bible

And Jhesus profitide in wisdom, age, and grace, anentis God and men.
- Wycliffe Bible

and Jesus was advancing in wisdom, and in stature, and in favour with God and men.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 2:52


2:52 Jesus increased in wisdom - As to his human nature, and in favour with God - In proportion to that increase. It plainly follows, that though a man were pure, even as Christ was pure, still he would have room to increase in holiness, and in consequence thereof to increase in the favour, as well as in the love of God.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 2:52


Lu 2:52 Jesus increased. Jesus grew up among a people seldom and only contemptuously named by the ancient classics, and subjected at the time to the yoke of a foreign oppressor in a remote and conquered province of the Roman empire; in the darkest district of Palestine; in a little country town of proverbial insignificance; in poverty and manual labor; in the obscurity of a carpenter's shop; far away from universities, academies, libraries, and literary or polished society; without any help, as far as we know, except the parental care, the daily wonders of nature, the Old Testament Scriptures, the weekly Sabbath service of the synagogue at Nazareth (Lu 4:16), the annual festivities in the temple of Jerusalem (Lu 2:42), and the secret intercourse of his soul with God, his heavenly Father (Schaff).

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 also learning the words that comes from the Father at 12 yrs he was sharing the word's with Rabbai's . Jesus himself is the word of God he was given to us not to condemn but to fulfill the Scripture s . We must be Rejoice always as VICTORY HAS COME. I PRAISE YOU JESUS AND LOVE YOUR WORDS AND I WILL KEEP THEM UNTIL RAPTURE.AMEN
  • 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
  • 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

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