And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was on him.
There was once — as Luther tells us — a pious, godly bishop who had often earnestly prayed that God would show him what Jesus was like in His youth. Now once the bishop had a dream, and in his dream he saw a poor carpenter working at his trade, and beside him a little boy gathering up chips. Then came in a maiden clothed in green, who called them both to come to the meal, and set bread and milk before them. All this the bishop seemed to see in his dream, standing behind the door that he might not be seen. Then the little boy began and said, "Why does that man stand there? Will he not come in also, and eat with us?" And this so frightened the bishop that he woke. But he need not have been frightened, for does not Jesus say, "If any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and sup with him, and he with Me." And whether the dream be true or not, we know that Jesus in His childhood and youth looked and acted like other children, "in fashion like a man," "yet without sin."
Parallel VersesKJV: And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him.