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

  • 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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