Luke 2:50

“And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And they vnderstood not the saying which he spake vnto them.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But they did not understand the statement which He had made to them.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And his words seemed strange to them.
- Basic English Bible

And they understood not the thing that he said to them.
- Darby Bible

And they understood not the saying which he spoke to them.
- Webster's Bible

But they did not understand the significance of these words.
- Weymouth Bible

They didn't understand the saying which he spoke to them.
- World English Bible

And thei vndurstoden not the word, which he spak to hem.
- Wycliffe Bible

and they did not understand the saying that he spake to them,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 2:50


2:50 It is observable that Joseph is not mentioned after this time; whence it is probable, he did not live long after.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 2:50


Lu 2:50 Understood not. Did not comprehend all he meant in speaking of his Father's house.

Discussion for Luke 2

  • 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...
  • 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.

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