“But they, supposing him to have been in the company, went a day's journey; and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance.”
King James Version (KJV)
2:44 Supposing him to have been in the company - As the men and women usually travelled in distinct companies.
Lu 2:44 In the company. The caravans, in which the passover companies went, for the purpose of protection against beasts and robbers, must have each been large, composed of many parties, clans and kindreds. Jesus might easily, therefore, have not been missed until the end of the first day.