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

  • Lilian
    Jesus was also learning the words that comes from the Father at 12 yrs he was sharing the word's with Rabbai's . Jesus himself is the word of God he was given to us not to condemn but to fulfill the Scripture s . We must be Rejoice always as VICTORY HAS COME. I PRAISE YOU JESUS AND LOVE YOUR WORDS AND I WILL KEEP THEM UNTIL RAPTURE.AMEN
  • 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
  • Norm
    Luke 3:16 John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire: 17 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and will gather the wheat into his garner; but the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable.
  • 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.
  • 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...

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