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Luke 1:80

    Luke 1:80 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, and was in the deserts till the day of his shewing unto Israel.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, and was in the deserts till the day of his showing to Israel.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, and was in the deserts till the day of his showing unto Israel.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the child became tall, and strong in spirit; and he was living in the waste land till the day when he came before the eyes of Israel.

    Webster's Revision

    And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, and was in the deserts till the day of his showing unto Israel.

    World English Bible

    The child was growing, and becoming strong in spirit, and was in the desert until the day of his public appearance to Israel.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, and was in the deserts till the day of his shewing unto Israel.

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 1:80

    The child grew - Increased in stature and bodily vigor. And waxed strong in spirit - had his understanding Divinely illuminated and confirmed in the truths of God. And was in the deserts - the city of Hebron, the circumjacent hill country, and in or near Nazareth. Till the time of his showing, or manifestation - till he was thirty years of age, before which time the law did not permit a man to enter into the public ministry, Numbers 4:3. See also Luke 3:23.

    So much has already been said, by way of practical improvement of the different subjects in this important chapter, as to preclude the necessity of any addition here.

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 1:80

    Waxed strong in spirit - That is, in courage, understanding, and purposes of good, fitting him for his future work. The word "wax" means to "increase, to grow," from an old Saxon word.

    In the deserts - In Hebron, and in the hill country where his father resided. He dwelt in obscurity, and was not known publicly by the people.

    Until the day of his showing - Until he entered on his public ministry, as recorded in Matthew 3 - that is, probably, until he was about 30 years of age. See Luke 3.
    Book: Luke