New American Standard Bible
All who heard them kept them in mind, saying, "What then will this child turn out to be?" For the hand of the Lord was certainly with him.
King James Bible
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.
Darby Bible Translation
And all who heard them laid them up in their heart, saying, What then will this child be? And the Lord's hand was with him.
World English Bible
All who heard them laid them up in their heart, saying, "What then will this child be?" The hand of the Lord was with him.
Young's Literal Translation
and all who heard did lay them up in their hearts, saying, 'What then shall this child be?' and the hand of the Lord was with him.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
What manner of child ... - Such were the remarkable circumstances of his birth that they apprehended that he would be distinguished as a prophet, or that great events would result from his life.
The hand of the Lord was with him - The word "hand" is used to denote "aid, protection, favor." We stretch out the hand to aid those whom we wish to help. The expression here means that God "aided" him, "protected" him, or showed him favor. Some think that these words are a part of the speech of the neighbors - "What manner of child shall this be? God is so evidently with him!"
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He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away.--LUKE 1:53. Thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods and have need of nothing: and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked. I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore and repent. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.--When …
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The Judgment Upon Zacharias
Of Fervent Love and Vehement Desire of Receiving Christ
And the hand of the Lord was with them, and a large number who believed turned to the Lord.
because of the hope laid up for you in heaven, of which you previously heard in the word of truth, the gospel
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