Luke 2:52

52 And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.

Luke 2:52 in Other Translations

KJV
52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.
ESV
52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man.
NLT
52 Jesus grew in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and all the people.
MSG
52 And Jesus matured, growing up in both body and spirit, blessed by both God and people.
CSB
52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and with people.

Luke 2:52 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 2:52

And Jesus increased in wisdom
As man; for neither his divine wisdom, nor the treasures of wisdom and knowledge in him, as mediator, could admit of any increase; but as he grew in body, the faculties of his soul opened, and received gradually large measures of wisdom and knowledge, in things natural and spiritual, through the in dwelling of his divine nature in him, and the Holy Spirit that was, without measure, on him:

and stature:
the word signifies age also; and so the Vulgate Latin has rendered it: but that is not the meaning of it here, since it would have been entirely unnecessary to have observed, that he increased in age, which must be unavoidable: but the sense is, that as he increased in the wisdom and knowledge of his human soul, so he likewise increased in the stature of his body: and in favour with God and man: he appeared by the grace that was in him, and the gifts bestowed on him, to be high in the love and favour of God; and had a large share in the esteem and affections of all good men, who had the honour and happiness of knowing him, and of being acquainted with him.

Luke 2:52 In-Context

50 But they did not understand what he was saying to them.
51 Then he went down to Nazareth with them and was obedient to them. But his mother treasured all these things in her heart.
52 And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.

Cross References 1

  • 1. ver 40; 1 Samuel 2:26; Proverbs 3:4; Luke 1:80