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

  • 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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