Luke 1:80

“And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, and was in the deserts till the day of his shewing unto Israel.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the childe grew, and waxed strong in spirit, and was in the deserts, till the day of his shewing vnto Israel.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And the child continued to grow and to become strong in spirit, and he lived in the deserts until the day of his public appearance to Israel.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, and was in the deserts till the day of his showing unto Israel.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the child became tall, and strong in spirit; and he was living in the waste land till the day when he came before the eyes of Israel.
- Basic English Bible

-- And the child grew and was strengthened in spirit; and he was in the deserts until the day of his shewing to Israel.
- Darby Bible

And the child grew, and became strong in spirit, and was in the deserts till the day of his showing to Israel.
- Webster's Bible

And the child grew and became strong in character, and lived in the Desert till the time came for him to appear publicly to Israel.
- Weymouth Bible

The child was growing, and becoming strong in spirit, and was in the desert until the day of his public appearance to Israel.
- World English Bible

And the child wexide, and was coumfortid in spirit, and was in desert placis `til to the dai of his schewing to Israel.
- Wycliffe Bible

And the child grew, and was strengthened in spirit, and he was in the deserts till the day of his shewing unto Israel.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Luke 1:80


Lu 1:80 The child . . . was in the deserts. In the wilderness of Judea where he could have ample opportunity for communion with God.

Discussion for Luke 1

  • A disciple
    "And they had no child, because that Elisabeth was barren, and they both were now well stricken in years." Difficulties and sorrows and being deprived of the natural comforts and good things of this life, did not keep Zechariah and Elizabeth from loving the LORD and walking faithfully with Him; and they found out one day, how God had a special plan for them: to be the parents of John the Baptist!
  • A disciple
    "And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless." God has given us commandments and statutes for living good and holy before Him. The reason He gave us commandments, is for us to do them, that we may live and be blessed. We have all heard the devil's lies, saying that "no one can keep the commandments;" this is to get us to sin!
  • A disciple
    "...most excellent Theophilus," I found out, by reading in Josephus, that Theophilus was the High Priest at the time Luke wrote his books about Jesus coming in the flesh, and the subsequent divine workings begun upon the Disciples after His ascension and glory. The sons of Aaron were charged with keeping of the Holy Things of God for Israel; and it was necessary to give them the Completed Witness.
  • A disciple
    "Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us, even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word;" When we are really saved and have the Spirit of Christ; then we are made His witnesses by having been exercised in His grace through experience and proving.
  • FINDLAY
    I WAS TRULY BLESS BY YR WORD TODAY.
  • BSP
    In verses 6 and 7 Elizabeth was barren, but this doesn't mean she didn't have God's favor because in verse 6 she is described as righteous. Unfortunate circumstances happen to good people sometimes.

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