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

  • Masha
    as a mother who tends to be talkative, I am challenged by MARY'S example in verses 19 and 51 of Luke 2:she stored these things in her heart and often pondered them. that i may be more meditative than talkative!
    Mary and Joseph fulfilled all the requirements of the law for baby Jesus; and He lived a life of obedience and submission to His earthly parents(51).JESUS was the personification of grace
  • 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...
  • Ron Jefferson
    I love Luke chapter 2 it tells of birth of Jesus Christ how he was born, life and salvation. Jesus was born in manager. He grew up learning about God at age 12 he minster to men. It was professed he was salvation. Jesus was born so we may have
    Eternal life.
  • 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
  • Tolasek
    I believe that Jesus Christ was born on the Feast of the Trumpets! The first day of Tishri, Rosh Hashana!

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