Luke 2:44

“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)

Other Translations

But they supposing him to haue bene in the company, went a daies iourney, and they sought him among their kinsefolke and acquaintance.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

but supposed Him to be in the caravan, and went a day's journey; and they {began} looking for Him among their relatives and acquaintances.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

but supposing him to be in the company, they went a day's journey; and they sought for him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And in the belief that he was with some of their number, they went a day's journey; and after looking for him among their relations and friends,
- Basic English Bible

but, supposing him to be in the company that journeyed together, they went a day's journey, and sought him among their relations and acquaintances:
- Darby Bible

But they, supposing him to be in the company, went a day's journey; and they sought him among their relations and acquaintance.
- Webster's Bible

but supposing Him to be in the travelling company, they proceeded a day's journey. Then they searched up and down for Him among their relatives and acquaintances;
- Weymouth Bible

but supposing him to be in the company, they went a day's journey, and they looked for him among their relatives and acquaintances.
- World English Bible

For thei gessynge that he hadde be in the felowschip, camen a daies iourney, and souyten hym among hise cosyns and hise knouleche.
- Wycliffe Bible

and, having supposed him to be in the company, they went a day's journey, and were seeking him among the kindred and among the acquaintances,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 2:44


2:44 Supposing him to have been in the company - As the men and women usually travelled in distinct companies.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 2:44


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.

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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