Luke 2:50

“And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And they vnderstood not the saying which he spake vnto them.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But they did not understand the statement which He had made to them.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And his words seemed strange to them.
- Basic English Bible

And they understood not the thing that he said to them.
- Darby Bible

And they understood not the saying which he spoke to them.
- Webster's Bible

But they did not understand the significance of these words.
- Weymouth Bible

They didn't understand the saying which he spoke to them.
- World English Bible

And thei vndurstoden not the word, which he spak to hem.
- Wycliffe Bible

and they did not understand the saying that he spake to them,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 2:50


2:50 It is observable that Joseph is not mentioned after this time; whence it is probable, he did not live long after.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 2:50


Lu 2:50 Understood not. Did not comprehend all he meant in speaking of his Father's house.

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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