New International Version
And the child grew and became strong in spirit; and he lived in the wilderness until he appeared publicly 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.
Darby Bible Translation
-- And the child grew and was strengthened in spirit; and he was in the deserts until the day of his shewing to Israel.
World English Bible
The child was growing, and becoming strong in spirit, and was in the desert until the day of his public appearance to Israel.
Young's Literal Translation
And the child grew, and was strengthened in spirit, and he was in the deserts till the day of his shewing unto Israel.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The child grew - Increased in stature and bodily vigor. And waxed strong in spirit - had his understanding Divinely illuminated and confirmed in the truths of God. And was in the deserts - the city of Hebron, the circumjacent hill country, and in or near Nazareth. Till the time of his showing, or manifestation - till he was thirty years of age, before which time the law did not permit a man to enter into the public ministry, Numbers 4:3. See also Luke 3:23.
So much has already been said, by way of practical improvement of the different subjects in this important chapter, as to preclude the necessity of any addition here.
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He that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name.--LUKE 1:49. Who is like unto thee, O Lord, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?--Among the gods there is none like unto thee, O Lord; neither are there any works like unto thy works.--Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy.--Hallowed be thy name. Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he hath visited and redeemed his people. Who is this …
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Jesus Born the Son of God.
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The woman gave birth to a boy and named him Samson. He grew and the LORD blessed him,
1 Samuel 2:21
And the LORD was gracious to Hannah; she gave birth to three sons and two daughters. Meanwhile, the boy Samuel grew up in the presence of the LORD.
And the child grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was on him.
For he vigorously refuted his Jewish opponents in public debate, proving from the Scriptures that Jesus was the Messiah.
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