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

  • Steve morrow
    LUKE 2:40 AND THE CHILD GREW AND WAXED STRONG IN SPIRIT FILLED WITH WISDOM AND THE GRACE OF GOD WAS UPON HIM COLOSSIANS 3:16 LET THE WORD OF CHRIST DWELL IN YOU RICHLY IN ALL WISDOM TEACHING AND ADMONISHING ONE ANOTHER IN PSALMS AND HYMNS AND SPIRITUAL SONGS SINGING WITH GRACE IN YOUR HEARTS TO THE LORD
  • Donald
    I thought Zion was the city of David
  • What a wonderful a son we have Jesus
    It's wonderful to know Jesus so joyful!
  • Irene123
    V. 46 - proves that there are no 'loner' Christians. Jesus Himself gave us this example (Heb. 10:25) at the age of 12. And verifying scriptures are: Matt.12:9; 13:54; Mk.1:21, 29; Lk.4:38; 6:6; Jn.6:59; 12:42; and on and on. Rom. 10:14 - How can they hear without a preacher; 1 Tim. 4:14 - a Preacher (pastor) has hands laid on him by Holy Ghost filled men for God's spirit to 'ordain' him.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Luke 2: Although Joseph and Mary were in Galilee, their first-born Jesus was prophesied to be born in Bethlehem, several miles away. God made it happen through Augustus' decree on taxation. God's words are yeah and amen. No jot goes unfulfilled. This chapter reports the birth of our Our Lord and Saviour Jesus and His early days. God made man. Praise God on high.
  • Irene123
    Jesus was not a hypocrite, Matt. 23:3; He LIVED what He taught.

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