New Living Translation
Jesus grew in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and all the people.
King James Bible
And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.
Darby Bible Translation
And Jesus advanced in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and men.
World English Bible
And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.
Young's Literal Translation
and Jesus was advancing in wisdom, and in stature, and in favour with God and men.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
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.
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1 Samuel 2:26
Meanwhile, the boy Samuel grew taller and grew in favor with the LORD and with the people.
Then you will find favor with both God and people, and you will earn a good reputation.
There the child grew up healthy and strong. He was filled with wisdom, and God's favor was on him.
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