Luke 2:39
New International Version
When Joseph and Mary had done everything required by the Law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee to their own town of Nazareth.

New Living Translation
When Jesus’ parents had fulfilled all the requirements of the law of the Lord, they returned home to Nazareth in Galilee.

English Standard Version
And when they had performed everything according to the Law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own town of Nazareth.

Berean Study Bible
When Jesus’ parents had done everything required by the Law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee, to their own town of Nazareth.

Berean Literal Bible
And when they had performed everything according to the Law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee, to their town, Nazareth.

King James Bible
And when they had performed all things according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own city Nazareth.

New King James Version
So when they had performed all things according to the law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee, to their own city, Nazareth.

New American Standard Bible
And when His parents had completed everything in accordance with the Law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee, to their own city of Nazareth.

NASB 1995
When they had performed everything according to the Law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee, to their own city of Nazareth.

NASB 1977
And when they had performed everything according to the Law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee, to their own city of Nazareth.

Amplified Bible
And when they had done everything [in connection with Jesus’ birth] according to the Law of the Lord, they went back to Galilee, to their own city, Nazareth.

Christian Standard Bible
When they had completed everything according to the law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee, to their own town of Nazareth.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When they had completed everything according to the law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee, to their own town of Nazareth.

American Standard Version
And when they had accomplished all things that were according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own city Nazareth.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And when they had finished everything according to that which is in the law of THE LORD JEHOVAH, they returned to Galilee to Nazareth their city.

Contemporary English Version
After Joseph and Mary had done everything that the Law of the Lord commands, they returned home to Nazareth in Galilee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And after they had performed all things according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their city Nazareth.

English Revised Version
And when they had accomplished all things that were according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own city Nazareth.

Good News Translation
When Joseph and Mary had finished doing all that was required by the Law of the Lord, they returned to their hometown of Nazareth in Galilee.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
After doing everything the Lord's Teachings required, Joseph and Mary returned to their hometown of Nazareth in Galilee.

International Standard Version
After doing everything required by the Law of the Lord, Joseph and Mary returned to their hometown of Nazareth in Galilee.

Literal Standard Version
And when they completed all things according to the Law of the LORD, they turned back to Galilee, to their city of Nazareth;

NET Bible
So when Joseph and Mary had performed everything according to the law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee, to their own town of Nazareth.

New Heart English Bible
When they had accomplished all things that were according to the Law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own city, Nazareth.

Weymouth New Testament
Then, as soon as they had accomplished all that the Law required, they returned to Galilee to their own town of Nazareth.

World English Bible
When they had accomplished all things that were according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own city, Nazareth.

Young's Literal Translation
And when they finished all things, according to the Law of the Lord, they turned back to Galilee, to their city Nazareth;

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Return to Nazareth
38Coming forward at that moment, she gave thanks to God and spoke about the Child to all who were waiting for the redemption of Jerusalem. 39 When Jesus’ parents had done everything required by the Law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee, to their own town of Nazareth. 40And the Child grew and became strong. He was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was upon Him.…

Cross References
Matthew 2:23
and he went and lived in a town called Nazareth. So was fulfilled what was spoken through the prophets: "He will be called a Nazarene."

Luke 1:26
In the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to a town in Galilee called Nazareth,

Luke 2:51
Then He went down to Nazareth with them and was obedient to them. But His mother treasured up all these things in her heart.

Luke 4:16
Then Jesus came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up. As was His custom, He entered the synagogue on the Sabbath. And when He stood up to read,

Luke 4:23
Jesus said to them, "Surely you will quote this proverb to Me: 'Physician, heal yourself! Do here in Your hometown what we have heard that You did in Capernaum.'"


Treasury of Scripture

And when they had performed all things according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own city Nazareth.

performed.

Luke 2:21-24
And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called JESUS, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb…

Luke 1:6
And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.

Deuteronomy 12:32
What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it.

they returned.

Luke 2:4
And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)

Matthew 2:22,23
But when he heard that Archelaus did reign in Judaea in the room of his father Herod, he was afraid to go thither: notwithstanding, being warned of God in a dream, he turned aside into the parts of Galilee: …

Nazareth.









(39) They returned into Galilee.--Filling up the narrative from St. Matthew, we have to insert after the Presentation, the visit of the Magi, the massacre of the Infants, and the flight into Egypt. It seems probable that St. Luke was not acquainted with St. Matthew's narrative, nor St. Matthew with St. Luke's. Each wrote from what he heard, or found in previous existing narratives, more or less incomplete, and hence cannot readily be brought into harmony with the other. Here the parents return to Nazareth as their own city. In St. Matthew the return appears to be determined by their fears of Archelaus. It is possible that, though previously domiciled at Nazareth, they may have thought of settling at Bethlehem, and were deterred from doing so by the cruelty of Herod and his son.

Verse 39. - And when they had performed all things according to the Law of the Lord. Another note, which tells us of the rigid obedience which Mary and Joseph paid to the Law of Israel, under which they lived. Marcion, the famous Gnostic heretic (second century), who adopted this Gospel of St. Luke, to the exclusion of the other three, as the authoritative Gospel for his sect (the Marcionites), omitted, however, all these passages of St. Luke's narrative in which the old Mosaic Law was spoken of with reverence. They returned into Galilee, to their own city Nazareth. To complete the story of our Lord's early life, we must insert from St. Matthew, before this return to Nazareth, the visit of the Magi, and the flight to and return from Egypt. It is probable - even if the Gospel of St. Matthew, as we have it, was not then written - that these details, the visit of the Magi and the flight into Egypt, were facts already well known to those whom this Gospel was especially designed to instruct.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
When
ὡς (hōs)
Adverb
Strong's 5613: Probably adverb of comparative from hos; which how, i.e. In that manner.

[Jesus’ parents] had done
ἐτέλεσαν (etelesan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 5055: (a) I end, finish, (b) I fulfill, accomplish, (c) I pay. From telos; to end, i.e. Complete, execute, conclude, discharge.

everything
πάντα (panta)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

required by
κατὰ (kata)
Preposition
Strong's 2596: A primary particle; down, in varied relations (genitive, dative or accusative) with which it is joined).

the
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Law
νόμον (nomon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3551: From a primary nemo; law, genitive case, specially, (including the volume); also of the Gospel), or figuratively.

of [the] Lord,
Κυρίου (Kyriou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.

they returned
ἐπέστρεψαν (epestrepsan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 1994: From epi and strepho; to revert.

to
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

Galilee,
Γαλιλαίαν (Galilaian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 1056: Of Hebrew origin; Galiloea, a region of Palestine.

to
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

their [own]
ἑαυτῶν (heautōn)
Reflexive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 1438: Himself, herself, itself.

town
πόλιν (polin)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 4172: A city, the inhabitants of a city. Probably from the same as polemos, or perhaps from polus; a town.

of Nazareth.
Ναζαρέθ (Nazareth)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3478: Or Nazaret nad-zar-et'; of uncertain derivation; Nazareth or Nazaret, a place in Palestine.


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