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 2:12

  • Maureen Turton for verse 12
    Luke was writing to the Gentiles and signs of the babe, a firstborn,writing about his divinity in a cosmic sense and echoing Isaiah's prophecy he knew his audience needed to hear this aspect of his swaddling representing the one who came to redeem us not only as the Son of Man, but the manger that represent where the flock ate their food as He too, becomes our Bread of Life.

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