Luke 2:44

“But they, supposing him to have been in the company, went a day's journey; and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But they supposing him to haue bene in the company, went a daies iourney, and they sought him among their kinsefolke and acquaintance.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

but supposed Him to be in the caravan, and went a day's journey; and they {began} looking for Him among their relatives and acquaintances.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

but supposing him to be in the company, they went a day's journey; and they sought for him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And in the belief that he was with some of their number, they went a day's journey; and after looking for him among their relations and friends,
- Basic English Bible

but, supposing him to be in the company that journeyed together, they went a day's journey, and sought him among their relations and acquaintances:
- Darby Bible

But they, supposing him to be in the company, went a day's journey; and they sought him among their relations and acquaintance.
- Webster's Bible

but supposing Him to be in the travelling company, they proceeded a day's journey. Then they searched up and down for Him among their relatives and acquaintances;
- Weymouth Bible

but supposing him to be in the company, they went a day's journey, and they looked for him among their relatives and acquaintances.
- World English Bible

For thei gessynge that he hadde be in the felowschip, camen a daies iourney, and souyten hym among hise cosyns and hise knouleche.
- Wycliffe Bible

and, having supposed him to be in the company, they went a day's journey, and were seeking him among the kindred and among the acquaintances,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 2:44


2:44 Supposing him to have been in the company - As the men and women usually travelled in distinct companies.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 2:44


Lu 2:44 In the company. The caravans, in which the passover companies went, for the purpose of protection against beasts and robbers, must have each been large, composed of many parties, clans and kindreds. Jesus might easily, therefore, have not been missed until the end of the first day.

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
  • 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.
  • 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.

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