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

  • Angela
    Awesome amen!!
  • 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
  • DENNIS RICHARDS
    God says to Moses For I am a JEALOUS God yet God also instructs Moses that human vanity jealously is a sin. God also commanded though shall not kill,yet He assisted Joshua in murdering all caanintes. Hard to inturpet as just.
  • Lilian
    Jesus himself is the word of God he came down not to condemn us but to fulfill the scriptures. Lets give thanks to the blood of Jesus amen

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