[2:40] 1 tc Most mss (A Θ Ψ Ë1,13 33 Ï) read πνεύματι (pneumati, “in spirit”) after “became strong,” but this looks like an assimilation to Luke 1:80. The better witnesses (א B D L N W pc lat co) lack the word.
[2:40] 2 sn With the description grew and became strong, filled with wisdom Luke emphasizes the humanity of Jesus and his growth toward maturity.
[2:40] 3 tn Or “grace.”
[2:40] 4 sn On the phrase the favor of God see Luke 1:66.
[2:52] 5 tn Or “kept increasing.” The imperfect tense suggests something of a progressive force to the verb.