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Luke 2:40

2:40 And the child grew and became strong, 1  filled with wisdom, 2  and the favor 3  of God 4  was upon him.

Luke 2:52


2:52 And Jesus increased 5  in wisdom and in stature, and in favor with God and with people.

1 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.

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

3 tn Or “grace.”

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

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

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