Luke 2:44
New International Version
Thinking he was in their company, they traveled on for a day. Then they began looking for him among their relatives and friends.

New Living Translation
because they assumed he was among the other travelers. But when he didn't show up that evening, they started looking for him among their relatives and friends.

English Standard Version
but supposing him to be in the group they went a day’s journey, but then they began to search for him among their relatives and acquaintances,

Berean Study Bible
Assuming He was in their company, they traveled on for a day before they began to look for Him among their relatives and friends.

Berean Literal Bible
And having supposed Him to be in their company, they went a day's journey, and began seeking Him among the relatives and the acquaintances;

New American Standard Bible
but supposed Him to be in the caravan, and went a day's journey; and they began looking for Him among their relatives and acquaintances.

King James Bible
But they, supposing him to have been in the company, went a day's journey; and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance.

Christian Standard Bible
Assuming he was in the traveling party, they went a day's journey. Then they began looking for him among their relatives and friends.

Contemporary English Version
They thought he was traveling with some other people, and they went a whole day before they started looking for him.

Good News Translation
they thought that he was with the group, so they traveled a whole day and then started looking for him among their relatives and friends.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Assuming He was in the traveling party, they went a day's journey. Then they began looking for Him among their relatives and friends.

International Standard Version
They thought that he was in their group of travelers. After traveling for a day, they started looking for him among their relatives and friends.

NET Bible
but (because they assumed that he was in their group of travelers) they went a day's journey. Then they began to look for him among their relatives and acquaintances.

New Heart English Bible
but supposing him to be in the company, they went a day's journey, and they looked for him among their relatives and acquaintances.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For they were thinking that he was with the children of their friends, and when they had come a journey of one day, they looked for him among their people and among whoever knew them,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They thought that he was with the others who were traveling with them. After traveling for a day, they started to look for him among their relatives and friends.

New American Standard 1977
but supposed Him to be in the caravan, and went a day’s journey; and they began looking for Him among their relatives and acquaintances.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But they, supposing him to have been in the company, went a day's journey, and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintances.

King James 2000 Bible
But they, supposing him to have been in the company, went a day's journey; and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintances.

American King James Version
But they, supposing him to have been in the company, went a day's journey; and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance.

American Standard Version
but supposing him to be in the company, they went a day's journey; and they sought for him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And thinking that he was in the company, they came a day's journey, and sought him among their kinsfolks and acquaintance.

Darby Bible Translation
but, supposing him to be in the company that journeyed together, they went a day's journey, and sought him among their relations and acquaintances:

English Revised Version
but supposing him to be in the company, they went a day's journey; and they sought for him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance:

Webster's Bible Translation
But they, supposing him to be in the company, went a day's journey; and they sought him among their relations and acquaintance.

Weymouth New Testament
but supposing Him to be in the travelling company, they proceeded a day's journey. Then they searched up and down for Him among their relatives and acquaintances;

World English Bible
but supposing him to be in the company, they went a day's journey, and they looked for him among their relatives and acquaintances.

Young's Literal Translation
and, having supposed him to be in the company, they went a day's journey, and were seeking him among the kindred and among the acquaintances,
Study Bible
The Boy Jesus at the Temple
43When those days were over and they were returning home, the boy Jesus remained behind in Jerusalem, but His parents were unaware He had stayed. 44Assuming He was in their company, they traveled on for a day before they began to look for Him among their relatives and friends. 45When they could not find Him, they returned to Jerusalem to search for Him.…
Cross References
Luke 2:43
When those days were over and they were returning home, the boy Jesus remained behind in Jerusalem, but His parents were unaware He had stayed.

Luke 2:45
When they could not find Him, they returned to Jerusalem to search for Him.

Luke 23:49
But all those who knew Jesus, including the women who had followed Him from Galilee, stood at a distance watching these things.

Treasury of Scripture

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

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Psalm 42:4
When I remember these things, I pour out my soul in me: for I had gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept holyday.

Psalm 122:1-4
A Song of degrees of David. I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD…

Isaiah 2:3
And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.







Lexicon
Assuming
νομίσαντες (nomisantes)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3543: From nomos; properly, to do by law, i.e. To accustom; by extension, to deem or regard.

He
αὐτὸν (auton)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

was
εἶναι (einai)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

their
τῇ (tē)
Article - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

company,
συνοδίᾳ (synodia)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4923: A company traveling together, a caravan. From a compound of sun and hodos; companionship on a journey, i.e., a caravan.

they traveled on
ὁδὸν (hodon)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3598: A way, road, journey, path. Apparently a primary word; a road; by implication, a progress; figuratively, a mode or means.

for a day
ἡμέρας (hēmeras)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2250: A day, the period from sunrise to sunset.

[before]
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

they began to look
ἀνεζήτουν (anezētoun)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 327: To seek out, search for (implying the difficulty of the task). From ana and zeteo; to search out.

for Him
αὐτὸν (auton)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

among
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

[their]
τοῖς (tois)
Article - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

relatives
συγγενεῦσιν (syngeneusin)
Adjective - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 4773: Akin to, related; subst: fellow countryman, kinsman. From sun and genos; a relative; by extension, a fellow countryman.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

friends.
γνωστοῖς (gnōstois)
Adjective - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1110: Known, an acquaintance. From ginosko; well-known.
(44) Supposing him to have been in the company.--The company was probably a large one, consisting of those who had come up to keep the Passover from Nazareth and the neighbouring villages. It is not certain, but in the nature of things it is sufficiently probable, that the boys of such a company congregated together, and travelled apart from the others.

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.
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