Luke 2:42

“And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And when he was twelue yeeres old, they went vp to Hierusalem, after the custome of the feast.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And when He became twelve, they went up {there} according to the custom of the Feast;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And when he was twelve years old, they went up after the custom of the feast;
- American Standard Version (1901)

And when he was twelve years old, they went up, as their way was, to the feast;
- Basic English Bible

And when he was twelve years old, and they went up [to Jerusalem] according to the custom of the feast
- Darby Bible

And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem according to the custom of the feast.
- Webster's Bible

And when He was twelve years old they went up as was customary at the time of the Feast, and,
- Weymouth Bible

When he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem according to the custom of the feast,
- World English Bible

And whanne Jhesus was twelue yeer oold, thei wenten vp to Jerusalem, aftir the custom of the feeste dai.
- Wycliffe Bible

and when he became twelve years old, they having gone up to Jerusalem, according to the custom of the feast,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Luke 2:42


Lu 2:42 When he was twelve years old. At the age of twelve a boy was called by the Jews "son of the law", and first incurred legal obligation. Henceforth it would be his personal duty to keep the law.

Discussion for Luke 2

  • BSP
    Jesus continued subject to his earthly parents as verse 51 mentions. Even though he was perfect, he obeyed his imperfect parents.
  • Lilian
    Jesus was given by God to us because of his love . John 3:16 for God so love the world that he gave his only begotten son Jesus Christ whoever believes in him shall not be perish but have everlasting life amen. What a faithful and loving God we serve. Jesus took our sins pain and worries on the cross he paid the price for us it is finish. Lets keep praising Jesus for everything he have done. Amen
  • David L Canham
    Luke surely was a man of great knowledge because he know how the people would react to unusual events and that word would be spread very rapidly which would ignite the explosion necessary for God plan to be implemented.
  • KDC
    The shepherds got a fantastic piece of news!!! I believe that after seeing the Christ, in their excitement, must have noised it abroad right there in Bethlehem. But guess what??? The peiple Having ears they listened but didn't really hear.....scriptural...
  • Macieso
    I love kjv of the Bible and Luke chp 2 i s one of the greatest chp in the Bible and love it.
  • GeraldineCole
    This is great and I was bless again just reading it over again Anna the prop.was a women that love God I pray that God will raise up many more like Anna and other women in the bible .Women U are important to Jesus The Christ Jesus is calling his Childern Out he is saying live in the world but be not of this world come out live for him U can not be and do and act like the world and be a child of Jesus u can not love the world nor things in the world.but we must show love to the world why because we belong to Jesus we have the real love inside of us the sinner have a nature love which depending on if u do and act like they want u to they love U .and thats not real love .it appointed a man once to die then the judgment. Question is will U Be Ready

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