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

  • Steve morrow
    LUKE 2:40 AND THE CHILD GREW AND WAXED STRONG IN SPIRIT FILLED WITH WISDOM AND THE GRACE OF GOD WAS UPON HIM COLOSSIANS 3:16 LET THE WORD OF CHRIST DWELL IN YOU RICHLY IN ALL WISDOM TEACHING AND ADMONISHING ONE ANOTHER IN PSALMS AND HYMNS AND SPIRITUAL SONGS SINGING WITH GRACE IN YOUR HEARTS TO THE LORD
  • Donald
    I thought Zion was the city of David
  • What a wonderful a son we have Jesus
    It's wonderful to know Jesus so joyful!
  • Irene123
    V. 46 - proves that there are no 'loner' Christians. Jesus Himself gave us this example (Heb. 10:25) at the age of 12. And verifying scriptures are: Matt.12:9; 13:54; Mk.1:21, 29; Lk.4:38; 6:6; Jn.6:59; 12:42; and on and on. Rom. 10:14 - How can they hear without a preacher; 1 Tim. 4:14 - a Preacher (pastor) has hands laid on him by Holy Ghost filled men for God's spirit to 'ordain' him.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Luke 2: Although Joseph and Mary were in Galilee, their first-born Jesus was prophesied to be born in Bethlehem, several miles away. God made it happen through Augustus' decree on taxation. God's words are yeah and amen. No jot goes unfulfilled. This chapter reports the birth of our Our Lord and Saviour Jesus and His early days. God made man. Praise God on high.
  • Irene123
    Jesus was not a hypocrite, Matt. 23:3; He LIVED what He taught.

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