Luke 2:50
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New International Version
But they did not understand what he was saying to them.

New Living Translation
But they didn't understand what he meant.

English Standard Version
And they did not understand the saying that he spoke to them.

Berean Study Bible
But they did not understand the statement He was making to them.

Berean Literal Bible
And they did not understand the word that He spoke to them.

New American Standard Bible
But they did not understand the statement which He had made to them.

King James Bible
And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But they did not understand what He said to them.

International Standard Version
But they did not understand what he told them.

NET Bible
Yet his parents did not understand the remark he made to them.

New Heart English Bible
They did not understand the saying which he spoke to them.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But they did not understand the statement that he spoke to them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But they didn't understand what he meant.

New American Standard 1977
And they did not understand the statement which He had made to them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they understood not the word which he spoke unto them.

King James 2000 Bible
And they understood not the saying which he spoke unto them.

American King James Version
And they understood not the saying which he spoke to them.

American Standard Version
And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they understood not the word that he spoke unto them.

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

English Revised Version
And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them.

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

Weymouth New Testament
But they did not understand the significance of these words.

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

Young's Literal Translation
and they did not understand the saying that he spake to them,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:41-52 It is for the honour of Christ that children should attend on public worship. His parents did not return till they had stayed all the seven days of the feast. It is well to stay to the end of an ordinance, as becomes those who say, It is good to be here. Those that have lost their comforts in Christ, and the evidences of their having a part in him, must bethink themselves where, and when, and how they lost them, and must turn back again. Those that would recover their lost acquaintance with Christ, must go to the place in which he has put his name; there they may hope to meet him. They found him in some part of the temple, where the doctors of the law kept their schools; he was sitting there, hearkening to their instructions, proposing questions, and answering inquiries, with such wisdom, that those who heard were delighted with him. Young persons should seek the knowledge of Divine truth, attend the ministry of the gospel, and ask such questions of their elders and teachers as may tend to increase their knowledge. Those who seek Christ in sorrow, shall find him with the greater joy. Know ye not that I ought to be in my Father's house; at my Father's work; I must be about my Father's business. Herein is an example; for it becomes the children of God, in conformity to Christ, to attend their heavenly Father's business, and make all other concerns give way to it. Though he was the Son of God, yet he was subject to his earthly parents; how then will the foolish and weak sons of men answer it, who are disobedient to their parents? However we may neglect men's sayings, because they are obscure, yet we must not think so of God's sayings. That which at first is dark, may afterwards become plain and easy. The greatest and wisest, those most eminent, may learn of this admirable and Divine Child, that it is the truest greatness of soul to know our own place and office; to deny ourselves amusements and pleasures not consistent with our state and calling.
Study Bible
The Boy Jesus at the Temple
49“Why were you looking for Me?” He asked, “Did you not know that I had to be in My Father’s house?” 50But they did not understand the statement He was making to them. 51Then He went down to Nazareth with them and was subject to them. But His mother treasured up all these things in her heart.…
Cross References
Mark 9:32
But they did not understand this statement, and they were afraid to ask Him.

Luke 9:45
But they did not understand this statement. It was veiled from them so that they could not comprehend it, and they were afraid to ask Him about it.

Luke 18:34
But the disciples did not understand any of these things. The meaning was hidden from them, and they did not comprehend what He was saying.
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