Luke 1:66

66 Everyone who heard this wondered about it, asking, “What then is this child going to be?” For the Lord’s hand was with him.

Read Luke 1:66 Using Other Translations

And all they that heard them laid them up in their hearts, saying, What manner of child shall this be! And the hand of the Lord was with him.
and all who heard them laid them up in their hearts, saying, "What then will this child be?" For the hand of the Lord was with him.
Everyone who heard about it reflected on these events and asked, “What will this child turn out to be?” For the hand of the Lord was surely upon him in a special way.

What does Luke 1:66 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Luke 1:66

And all they that heard them
The above things, laid them up in their hearts; treasured them up in their memories, and often thought of them in their minds, what should be the meaning, and what would be the issue of them:

saying, what manner of child shall this be?
what will he be, or come to? and what is it that he shall do? surely he must be designed in providence to be put into some high station, and some eminent work and service; since so many, and such great things, have gone before, and attended his birth:

and the hand of the Lord was with him; w
hich may intend the special care, and peculiar providence of God in preserving his life, giving him health, causing him to grow strong and robust, and in stature of body, and in endowments of mind; and also the communications of grace unto him, and the gracious presence of God with him, so soon as he was capable of enjoying them; as likewise a spirit of prophecy, which is sometimes signified by the hand of the Lord; and the extraordinary gifts of the Spirit, which, in process of time, appeared in him, qualifying him for his high office and work: the hand of the Lord, with the Jews, is the Holy Ghost: thus they interpret ( 1 Chronicles 28:19 ) "all in writing", this is the "Masora"; "from the hand of the Lord", (vdwqh xwr wz) , "this is the Holy Ghost". {w}


FOOTNOTES:

F23 T. Hieros. Megilla, fol. 70. 1.
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