Luke 2:48

“And when they saw him, they were amazed: and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And when they sawe him, they were amazed: and his mother said vnto him, Sonne, why hast thou thus dealt with vs? Behold, thy father and I haue sought thee sorrowing.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

When they saw Him, they were astonished; and His mother said to Him, "Son, why have You treated us this way? Behold, Your father and I have been anxiously looking for You."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And when they saw him, they were astonished; and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I sought thee sorrowing.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And when they saw him they were surprised, and his mother said to him, Son, why have you done this to us? see, your father and I have been looking for you with sorrow.
- Basic English Bible

And when they saw him they were amazed: and his mother said to him, Child, why hast thou dealt thus with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee distressed.
- Darby Bible

And when they saw him, they were amazed: and his mother said to him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing.
- Webster's Bible

When they saw Him, they were smitten with amazement, and His mother said to Him, "My child, why have you behaved thus to us? Your father and I have been searching for you in anguish."
- Weymouth Bible

When they saw him, they were astonished, and his mother said to him, "Son, why have you treated us this way? Behold, your father and I were anxiously looking for you."
- World English Bible

And thei seyn, and wondriden. And his modir seide to hym, Sone, what hast thou do to vs thus? Lo! thi fadir and Y sorewynge han souyte thee.
- Wycliffe Bible

And, having seen him, they were amazed, and his mother said unto him, `Child, why didst thou thus to us? lo, thy father and I, sorrowing, were seeking thee.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

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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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