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.

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