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Luke 1:66

    Luke 1:66 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And all they that heard them laid them up in their hearts, saying, What manner of child shall this be! And the hand of the Lord was with him.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And all they that heard them laid them up in their hearts, saying, What manner of child shall this be! And the hand of the Lord was with him.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And all that heard them laid them up in their heart, saying, What then shall this child be? For the hand of the Lord was with him.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And all who had word of them kept them in their minds and said, What will this child be? For the hand of the Lord was with him.

    Webster's Revision

    And all that heard them laid them up in their heart, saying, What then shall this child be? For the hand of the Lord was with him.

    World English Bible

    All who heard them laid them up in their heart, saying, "What then will this child be?" The hand of the Lord was with him.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And all that heard them laid them up in their heart, saying, What then shall this child be? For the hand of the Lord was with him.

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 1:66

    What manner of child shall this be! - As there have been so many extraordinary things in his conception and birth, surely God has designed him for some extraordinary purpose. These things they laid up in their heart, patiently waiting to see what God would work.

    The hand of the Lord was with him - God defended and prospered him in all things, and the prophetic spirit began to rest upon him.

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 1:66

    What manner of child ... - Such were the remarkable circumstances of his birth that they apprehended that he would be distinguished as a prophet, or that great events would result from his life.

    The hand of the Lord was with him - The word "hand" is used to denote "aid, protection, favor." We stretch out the hand to aid those whom we wish to help. The expression here means that God "aided" him, "protected" him, or showed him favor. Some think that these words are a part of the speech of the neighbors - "What manner of child shall this be? God is so evidently with him!"

    Wesley's Notes on Luke 1:66

    1:66 The hand of the Lord - The peculiar power and blessing of God.