New International Version
And the child grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was on him.
King James Bible
And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him.
Darby Bible Translation
And the child grew and waxed strong [in spirit], filled with wisdom, and God's grace was upon him.
World English Bible
The child was growing, and was becoming strong in spirit, being filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was upon him.
Young's Literal Translation
and the child grew and was strengthened in spirit, being filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was upon him.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The child grew - As to his body - being in perfect health.
Waxed strong in spirit - His rational soul became strong and vigorous.
Filled with wisdom - The divinity continuing to communicate itself more and more, in proportion to the increase of the rational principle. The reader should never forget that Jesus was perfect man, as well as God.
And the grace of God was upon him - The word χαρις, not only means grace in the common acceptation of the word, (some blessing granted by God's mercy to those who are sinners, or have no merit), but it means also favor or approbation: and this sense I think most proper for it here, when applied to the human nature of our blessed Lord; and thus our translators render the same word, Luke 2:52. Even Christ himself, who knew no sin, grew in the favor of God; and, as to his human nature, increased in the graces of the Holy Spirit. From this we learn that, if a man were as pure and as perfect as the man Jesus Christ himself was, yet he might nevertheless increase in the image, and consequently in the favor, of God. God loves every thing and person, in proportion to the nearness of the approaches made to his own perfections.
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"I bring you glad tidings" (Luke ii. 10). A Christmas spirit should be a spirit of humanity. Beside that beautiful object lesson on the Manger, the Cradle, and the lowly little child, what Christian heart can ever wish to be proud? It is a spirit of joy. It is right that these should be glad tidings, for, "Behold, I bring you glad tidings of great joy which shall be to all people." It is a spirit of love. It should be the joy that comes from giving joy to others. The central fact of Christmas is …
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1 Samuel 2:21
And the LORD was gracious to Hannah; she gave birth to three sons and two daughters. Meanwhile, the boy Samuel grew up in the presence of the LORD.
And the child grew and became strong in spirit; and he lived in the wilderness until he appeared publicly to Israel.
And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.
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