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

  • BettyG
    To Lillian; That's a beautiful comment
  • Bruce
    Bruce?: Do you have a Nativity Scene to Show Others what it's all about? Everyday is a Good Day to Tell Others about His Birth.Preach The Good News! No man can come to Christ except---John 6:44 / If we confess Our Sins, He is Faithful-- to Forgive-- 1 John 1:9 / Washed in His Blood Revelation 1:5 / He will Baptist you with The Holy Ghost-Mark 1:8 / You will be Changed--2Corinthians 5:17
  • Bruce
    Glory to God for sending His own Son (God incarnate) to be born of a virgin and to die for us on the cross so that we could be saved from our sins. What a Saviour! I have not observed Christmas for over thirty years because I believe that mixing pagan tradition with His holy birth dishonors my Saviour. If God wanted us to observe Jesus' birth would He not have revealed this to us in His Word?
  • Lilian
    GLORY TO GOD IN THE HIGHEST AND ON THIS EARTH PEACE AND GOOD TOWARDS MEN PRAISE YOU ABBA FATHER FOR GIVING JESUS TO US PEACE AND LIFE ON THIS EARTH. THANKS TO THE BLOOD OF JESUS SHED FOR US AND BY HIS BLOOD WE HAVE LIFE AND EXPERIENCE GOD'S GOODNESS AND MERCY THAT ALWAYS FOLLOWING ME AMEN
  • Steve morrow
    ROMANS 9:20 NAY BUT O MAN WHO ART THOU THAT REPLIEST AGAINST GOD SHALL THE THING FORMED SAY TO HIM THAT FORMED IT WHY HAST THOU MADE ME THUS --9:22-- WHAT IF GOD WILLING TO SHOW HIS WRATH AND TO MAKE HIS POWER KNOWN ENDURED WITH MUCH LONGSUFFERING THE VESSELS OF WRATH FITTED TO DESTRUCTION
  • Steve morrow
    PSALM 11:5 THE LORD TRIETH THE RIGHTEOUS BUT THE WICKED AND HIM THAT --LOVETH VIOLENCE-- HIS SOUL HATEH LUKE 3:14 AND THE SOLDIERS LIKEWISE DEMANDED OF HIM SAYING AND WHAT SHALL WE DO AND HE SAID UNTO THEM --DO VIOLENCE TO NO MAN-- NEITHER ACCUSE ANY FALSELY MATTHEW 10:16 BEHOLD I SEND YOU FORTH AS SHEEP IN THE MIDST OF WOLVES BE YOU THEREFORE WISE AS SERPENTS AND --HARMLESS AS DOVES-- HEBREWS 7:26 FOR SUCH AN HIGH PRIEST BECAME US WHO IS HOLY --HARMLESS--UNDEFILED SEPARATE FROM SINNERS AND MADE HIGHER THAN THE HEAVENS 1 PETER 4:15 BUT LET --NONE OF YOU-- SUFFER AS A MURDERER OR AS A THIEF OR AS AN EVIL DOER --- OR AS A BUSYBODY IN OTHER MENS MATTERS PROVERBS 10:11 THE MOUTH OF A RIGHTEOUS MAN IS A WELL OF LIFE BUT VIOLENCE COVERETH THE MOUTH OF THE WICKED

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