Luke 1:80
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English Standard Version
And the child grew and became strong in spirit, and he was in the wilderness until the day of his public appearance to Israel.

King James Bible
And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, and was in the deserts till the day of his shewing unto Israel.

American Standard Version
And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, and was in the deserts till the day of his showing unto Israel.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the child grew, and was strengthened in spirit; and was in the deserts until the day of his manifestation to Israel.

English Revised Version
And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, and was in the deserts till the day of his shewing unto Israel.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the child grew, and became strong in spirit, and was in the deserts till the day of his showing to Israel.

Weymouth New Testament
And the child grew and became strong in character, and lived in the Desert till the time came for him to appear publicly to Israel.

Luke 1:80 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

The deserts (ταῖς ἐρήμοις)

The article indicating a well-known place.

Shewing (ἀναδείξεως)

The word was used of the public announcement of an official nomination; hence of the public inauguration of John's ministry.

Luke 1:80 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the child.

Luke 1:15 For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink...

Luke 2:40,52 And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was on him...

Judges 13:24,25 And the woman bore a son, and called his name Samson: and the child grew, and the LORD blessed him...

1 Samuel 3:19,20 And Samuel grew, and the LORD was with him, and did let none of his words fall to the ground...

and was.

Matthew 3:1 In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea,

Matthew 11:7 And as they departed, Jesus began to say to the multitudes concerning John, What went you out into the wilderness to see?...

Mark 1:3,4 The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare you the way of the Lord, make his paths straight...

his.

John 1:31 And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water.

Cross References
Judges 13:24
And the woman bore a son and called his name Samson. And the young man grew, and the LORD blessed him.

1 Samuel 2:21
Indeed the LORD visited Hannah, and she conceived and bore three sons and two daughters. And the boy Samuel grew in the presence of the LORD.

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

Acts 18:28
for he powerfully refuted the Jews in public, showing by the Scriptures that the Christ was Jesus.

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