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

  • Irene123
    Vs. 8-12; every time I read these - I hear Linus; I am 74, but as with most adults I watched it with my kids. That scene with Linus will always be special to me. It was the only time 'religion' was allowed in a child's show.
  • 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

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