Luke 2:52

“And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Iesus increased in wisedom and stature, and in fauour with God and man.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And Jesus kept increasing in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jesus advanced in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Jesus was increasing in wisdom and in years, and in grace before God and men.
- Basic English Bible

And Jesus advanced in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and men.
- Darby Bible

And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.
- Webster's Bible

And as Jesus grew older He gained in both wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.
- Weymouth Bible

And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.
- World English Bible

And Jhesus profitide in wisdom, age, and grace, anentis God and men.
- Wycliffe Bible

and Jesus was advancing in wisdom, and in stature, and in favour with God and men.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 2:52


2:52 Jesus increased in wisdom - As to his human nature, and in favour with God - In proportion to that increase. It plainly follows, that though a man were pure, even as Christ was pure, still he would have room to increase in holiness, and in consequence thereof to increase in the favour, as well as in the love of God.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 2:52


Lu 2:52 Jesus increased. Jesus grew up among a people seldom and only contemptuously named by the ancient classics, and subjected at the time to the yoke of a foreign oppressor in a remote and conquered province of the Roman empire; in the darkest district of Palestine; in a little country town of proverbial insignificance; in poverty and manual labor; in the obscurity of a carpenter's shop; far away from universities, academies, libraries, and literary or polished society; without any help, as far as we know, except the parental care, the daily wonders of nature, the Old Testament Scriptures, the weekly Sabbath service of the synagogue at Nazareth (Lu 4:16), the annual festivities in the temple of Jerusalem (Lu 2:42), and the secret intercourse of his soul with God, his heavenly Father (Schaff).

Discussion for Luke 2

  • A disciple
    "And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child. And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds." There has never been a problem with news and information getting out among the people, and all Israel knew what was reported about Jesus coming into the world. We too have been told all things by God.
  • A disciple
    "And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord." God in His great love and very good purposes has always had in His heart to save man, and to undo what the devil and sin has done to destroy us. Oh that all His works would praise Him!
  • Irene123
    To O. Bakre - I like the way you grouped the names together under one subject. Makes researching them easy. The Lord blessed you with that idea.
  • OLUGBENGA BAKRE
    Luke 2:52 is what any living soul should pray 4 from God, Jesus (King of Glory himself) grew in Wisdom and stature and in favour with God and man, Samuel in favour with God and man 1 samuel 2:26, Abraham favour, Joseph favour, Moses Favour. all the people that are noteworthy in the Bible are in favour with God and Man. Therefore I pray to Grow in Wisdom,Stature and in Favour with God
  • Isaac jozabad
    just as Jesus increased in love,favor and wisdom every minister of Christ Jesus should increase in love favor and wisdom with God if he is ready to serve God and his people
    verse 51
  • David L Canham
    Luke surely was a man of great knowledge because he know how the people would react to unusual events and that word would be spread very rapidly which would ignite the explosion necessary for God plan to be implemented.

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