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Luke 2:40 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And the child grew, and waxed strong, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— The Child continued to grow and become strong, increasing in wisdom; and the grace of God was upon Him.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And the child grew, and became strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And the child grew and waxed strong [in spirit], filled with wisdom, and God's grace was upon him.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And, the child, went on growing, and waxing strong, becoming filled with wisdom; and, the favour of God, was upon it.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and the child grew and was strengthened in spirit, being filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was upon him.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And the child grew and waxed strong, full of wisdom: and the grace of God was in him.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit filled with wisedome, and the grace of God was vpon him.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— But the child grew, and was strengthened in spirit, and was filled with wisdom; and the grace of Aloha was upon him.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And the child grew, and was strengthened in spirit, and was filled with wisdom; and the grace of God was upon him.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And 1161
{1161} Prime
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
child 3813
{3813} Prime
παιδίον
paidion
{pahee-dee'-on}
Neuter diminutive of G3816; a childling (of either sex), that is, (properly) an infant, or (by extension) a half grown boy or girl; figuratively an immature Christian.
grew, 837
{0837} Prime
αὐξάνω
auxano
{owx-an'-o}
A prolonged form of a primary verb; to grow ('wax'), that is, enlarge (literally or figuratively, actively or passively).
z5707
<5707> Grammar
Tense - Imperfect (See G5775)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 855
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
waxed strong 2901
{2901} Prime
κραταιόω
krataioo
{krat-ah-yo'-o}
From G2900; to empower, that is, (passively) increase in vigor.
z5712
<5712> Grammar
Tense - Imperfect (See G5775)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 83
in spirit, 4151
{4151} Prime
πνεῦμα
pneuma
{pnyoo'-mah}
From G4154; a current of air, that is, breath (blast) or a breeze; by analogy or figuratively a spirit, that is, (human) the rational soul, (by implication) vital principle, mental disposition, etc., or (superhuman) an angel, daemon, or (divine) God, Christ's spirit, the Holy spirit.
filled 4137
{4137} Prime
πληρόω
pleroo
{play-ro'-o}
From G4134; to make replete, that is, (literally) to cram (a net), level up (a hollow), or (figuratively) to furnish (or imbue, diffuse, influence), satisfy, execute (an office), finish (a period or task), verify (or coincide with a prediction), etc.
z5746
<5746> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 360
with wisdom: 4678
{4678} Prime
σοφία
sophia
{sof-ee'-ah}
From G4680; wisdom (higher or lower, worldly or spiritual).
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
the grace 5485
{5485} Prime
χάρις
charis
{khar'-ece}
From G5463; graciousness (as gratifying), of manner or act (abstract or concrete; literal, figurative or spiritual; especially the divine influence upon the heart, and its reflection in the life; including gratitude).
of God 2316
{2316} Prime
θεός
theos
{theh'-os}
Of uncertain affinity; a deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively a magistrate; by Hebraism very.
was 2258
{2258} Prime
ἦν
en
{ane}
Imperfect of G1510; I (thou, etc.) was (wast or were).
z5713
<5713> Grammar
Tense - Imperfect (See G5775)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 532
upon 1909
{1909} Prime
ἐπί
epi
{ep-ee'}
A primary preposition properly meaning superimposition (of time, place, order, etc.), as a relation of distribution [with the genitive case], that is, over, upon, etc.; of rest (with the dative case) at, on, etc.; of direction (with the accusative case) towards, upon, etc.
him. 846
{0846} Prime
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Luke 2:40

_ _ His mental development kept pace with His bodily, and “the grace of God,” the divine favor, rested manifestly and increasingly upon Him. See Luke 2:52.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Luke 2:25-40.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Luke 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.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Luke 2:40

And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, (u) filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him.

(u) As Christ grew up in age, so the virtue of his Godhead showed itself more and more.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
the child:

Luke 2:52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.
Judges 13:24 And the woman bare a son, and called his name Samson: and the child grew, and the LORD blessed him.
1 Samuel 2:18 But Samuel ministered before the LORD, [being] a child, girded with a linen ephod.
1 Samuel 2:26 And the child Samuel grew on, and was in favour both with the LORD, and also with men.
1 Samuel 3:19 And Samuel grew, and the LORD was with him, and did let none of his words fall to the ground.
Psalms 22:9 But thou [art] he that took me out of the womb: thou didst make me hope [when I was] upon my mother's breasts.
Isaiah 53:1-2 Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed? ... For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, [there is] no beauty that we should desire him.

strong:

Luke 1:80 And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, and was in the deserts till the day of his shewing unto Israel.
Ephesians 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
2 Timothy 2:1 Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.

filled:

Luke 2:47 And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers.
Luke 2:52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.
Isaiah 11:1-5 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: ... And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins.
Colossians 2:2-3 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ; ... In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

the grace:

Psalms 45:2 Thou art fairer than the children of men: grace is poured into thy lips: therefore God hath blessed thee for ever.
John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
Acts 4:33 And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.
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Jg 13:24. 1S 2:18, 26; 3:19. Ps 22:9; 45:2. Is 11:1; 53:1. Lk 1:80; 2:47, 52. Jn 1:14. Ac 4:33. Ep 6:10. Col 2:2. 2Ti 2:1.

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