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

  • 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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