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

  • 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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