Luke 2:46

“And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And it came to passe, that after three daies they found him in the Temple, sitting in the midst of the Doctours, both hearing them, and asking them questions.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then, after three days they found Him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both listening to them and asking them questions.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And it came to pass, after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both hearing them, and asking them questions:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And after three days they came across him in the Temple, seated among the wise men, giving ear to their words and putting questions to them.
- Basic English Bible

And it came to pass, after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers and hearing them and asking them questions.
- Darby Bible

And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions.
- Webster's Bible

On the third day they found Him in the Temple sitting among the Rabbis, both listening to them and asking them questions,
- Weymouth Bible

It happened after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both listening to them, and asking them questions.
- World English Bible

And it bifelle, that aftir the thridde dai thei founden hym in the temple, sittynge in the myddil of the doctours, herynge hem and axynge hem.
- Wycliffe Bible

And it came to pass, after three days, they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both hearing them and questioning them,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 2:46


2:46 After three days - The first day was spent in their journey, the second, in their return to Jerusalem: and the third, in searching for him there: they found him in the temple - In an apartment of it: sitting in the midst of the doctors - Not one word is said of his disputing with them, but only of his asking and answering questions, which was a very usual thing in these assemblies, and indeed the very end of them. And if he was, with others, at the feet of these teachers (where learners generally sat) he might be said to be in the midst of them, as they sat on benches of a semicircular form, raised above their hearers and disciples.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 2:46


Lu 2:46 In the temple. Probably in one of the porches of the court of the women, where the schools of the rabbis were held, and the law regularly expounded. In the midst of the teachers. The learned rabbis. Some of the greatest doctors of Jewish history lived about this period--Hillel, Rabbi Simeon and Gamaliel. Asking them questions. It was the custom in Jewish rabbinical schools for scholars to ask questions.

Discussion for Luke 2

  • BettyG
    To Lillian; That's a beautiful comment
  • Bruce
    Bruce?: Do you have a Nativity Scene to Show Others what it's all about? Everyday is a Good Day to Tell Others about His Birth.Preach The Good News! No man can come to Christ except---John 6:44 / If we confess Our Sins, He is Faithful-- to Forgive-- 1 John 1:9 / Washed in His Blood Revelation 1:5 / He will Baptist you with The Holy Ghost-Mark 1:8 / You will be Changed--2Corinthians 5:17
  • Bruce
    Glory to God for sending His own Son (God incarnate) to be born of a virgin and to die for us on the cross so that we could be saved from our sins. What a Saviour! I have not observed Christmas for over thirty years because I believe that mixing pagan tradition with His holy birth dishonors my Saviour. If God wanted us to observe Jesus' birth would He not have revealed this to us in His Word?
  • Lilian
    GLORY TO GOD IN THE HIGHEST AND ON THIS EARTH PEACE AND GOOD TOWARDS MEN PRAISE YOU ABBA FATHER FOR GIVING JESUS TO US PEACE AND LIFE ON THIS EARTH. THANKS TO THE BLOOD OF JESUS SHED FOR US AND BY HIS BLOOD WE HAVE LIFE AND EXPERIENCE GOD'S GOODNESS AND MERCY THAT ALWAYS FOLLOWING ME AMEN
  • Steve morrow
    ROMANS 9:20 NAY BUT O MAN WHO ART THOU THAT REPLIEST AGAINST GOD SHALL THE THING FORMED SAY TO HIM THAT FORMED IT WHY HAST THOU MADE ME THUS --9:22-- WHAT IF GOD WILLING TO SHOW HIS WRATH AND TO MAKE HIS POWER KNOWN ENDURED WITH MUCH LONGSUFFERING THE VESSELS OF WRATH FITTED TO DESTRUCTION
  • Steve morrow
    PSALM 11:5 THE LORD TRIETH THE RIGHTEOUS BUT THE WICKED AND HIM THAT --LOVETH VIOLENCE-- HIS SOUL HATEH LUKE 3:14 AND THE SOLDIERS LIKEWISE DEMANDED OF HIM SAYING AND WHAT SHALL WE DO AND HE SAID UNTO THEM --DO VIOLENCE TO NO MAN-- NEITHER ACCUSE ANY FALSELY MATTHEW 10:16 BEHOLD I SEND YOU FORTH AS SHEEP IN THE MIDST OF WOLVES BE YOU THEREFORE WISE AS SERPENTS AND --HARMLESS AS DOVES-- HEBREWS 7:26 FOR SUCH AN HIGH PRIEST BECAME US WHO IS HOLY --HARMLESS--UNDEFILED SEPARATE FROM SINNERS AND MADE HIGHER THAN THE HEAVENS 1 PETER 4:15 BUT LET --NONE OF YOU-- SUFFER AS A MURDERER OR AS A THIEF OR AS AN EVIL DOER --- OR AS A BUSYBODY IN OTHER MENS MATTERS PROVERBS 10:11 THE MOUTH OF A RIGHTEOUS MAN IS A WELL OF LIFE BUT VIOLENCE COVERETH THE MOUTH OF THE WICKED

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