Luke 2:40

2:40 And the child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom, and the favor of God was upon him.

Luke 2:52

2:52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature, and in favor with God and with people.

tc Most mss (A Θ Ψ Ë1,13 33 Ï) read πνεύματι (pneumati, “in spirit”) after “became strong,” but this looks like an assimilation to Luke 1:80. The better witnesses (א B D L N W pc lat co) lack the word.

sn With the description grew and became strong, filled with wisdom Luke emphasizes the humanity of Jesus and his growth toward maturity.

tn Or “grace.”

sn On the phrase the favor of God see Luke 1:66.

tn Or “kept increasing.” The imperfect tense suggests something of a progressive force to the verb.