Luke 2:46
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English Standard Version
After three days they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions.

King James 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.

American Standard Version
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:

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

English Revised Version
And it came to pass, 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 Translation
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.

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

Luke 2:46 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

After three days

From the time of separation.

In the temple

"We read in the Talmud that the members of the Temple-Sanhedrin, who, on ordinary days, sat as a court of appeal from the close of the morning to the time of the evening sacrifice, were wont, upon Sabbaths and feast-days, to come out upon the terrace of the temple, and there to teach. In such popular instruction the utmost latitude of questioning would be given. It is in this audience, which sat upon the ground, surrounding and mingling with the doctors, and hence during, not after, the feast, that we must seek the child Jesus" (Edersheim, "Life and Times," etc., 1:247). From this, Edersheim argues that the parents set out for home before the close of the feast.

Sitting

Not occupying a teacher's place, but sitting in the circle among the doctors and their hearers. See above. Compare Acts 22:3.

Luke 2:46 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

after.

Luke 2:44,45 But they, supposing him to have been in the company, went a day's journey; and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance...

1 Kings 12:5,12 And he said to them, Depart yet for three days, then come again to me. And the people departed...

Matthew 12:40 For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly...

Matthew 16:21 From that time forth began Jesus to show to his disciples, how that he must go to Jerusalem...

Matthew 27:63,64 Saying, Sir, we remember that that deceiver said, while he was yet alive, After three days I will rise again...

the doctors.

Luke 5:17 And it came to pass on a certain day, as he was teaching, that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by...

Acts 5:34 Then stood there up one in the council, a Pharisee, named Gamaliel, a doctor of the law, had in reputation among all the people...

both.

Isaiah 49:1,2 Listen, O isles, to me; and listen, you people, from far; The LORD has called me from the womb...

Isaiah 50:4 The Lord GOD has given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary...

Cross References
Luke 2:45
and when they did not find him, they returned to Jerusalem, searching for him.

Luke 2:47
And all who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers.

Luke 5:17
On one of those days, as he was teaching, Pharisees and teachers of the law were sitting there, who had come from every village of Galilee and Judea and from Jerusalem. And the power of the Lord was with him to heal.

John 3:10
Jesus answered him, "Are you the teacher of Israel and yet you do not understand these things?

Acts 5:34
But a Pharisee in the council named Gamaliel, a teacher of the law held in honor by all the people, stood up and gave orders to put the men outside for a little while.

1 Timothy 1:7
desiring to be teachers of the law, without understanding either what they are saying or the things about which they make confident assertions.

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