Luke 2:42

“And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And when he was twelue yeeres old, they went vp to Hierusalem, after the custome of the feast.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And when He became twelve, they went up {there} according to the custom of the Feast;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And when he was twelve years old, they went up after the custom of the feast;
- American Standard Version (1901)

And when he was twelve years old, they went up, as their way was, to the feast;
- Basic English Bible

And when he was twelve years old, and they went up [to Jerusalem] according to the custom of the feast
- Darby Bible

And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem according to the custom of the feast.
- Webster's Bible

And when He was twelve years old they went up as was customary at the time of the Feast, and,
- Weymouth Bible

When he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem according to the custom of the feast,
- World English Bible

And whanne Jhesus was twelue yeer oold, thei wenten vp to Jerusalem, aftir the custom of the feeste dai.
- Wycliffe Bible

and when he became twelve years old, they having gone up to Jerusalem, according to the custom of the feast,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Luke 2:42


Lu 2:42 When he was twelve years old. At the age of twelve a boy was called by the Jews "son of the law", and first incurred legal obligation. Henceforth it would be his personal duty to keep the law.

Discussion for Luke 2

  • A disciple
    "And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child. And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds." There has never been a problem with news and information getting out among the people, and all Israel knew what was reported about Jesus coming into the world. We too have been told all things by God.
  • A disciple
    "And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord." God in His great love and very good purposes has always had in His heart to save man, and to undo what the devil and sin has done to destroy us. Oh that all His works would praise Him!
  • Irene123
    To O. Bakre - I like the way you grouped the names together under one subject. Makes researching them easy. The Lord blessed you with that idea.
  • OLUGBENGA BAKRE
    Luke 2:52 is what any living soul should pray 4 from God, Jesus (King of Glory himself) grew in Wisdom and stature and in favour with God and man, Samuel in favour with God and man 1 samuel 2:26, Abraham favour, Joseph favour, Moses Favour. all the people that are noteworthy in the Bible are in favour with God and Man. Therefore I pray to Grow in Wisdom,Stature and in Favour with God
  • Isaac jozabad
    just as Jesus increased in love,favor and wisdom every minister of Christ Jesus should increase in love favor and wisdom with God if he is ready to serve God and his people
    verse 51
  • 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.

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