Luke 2:50
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.

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

New King James Version
But they did not understand the statement which He spoke to them.

New American Standard Bible
And yet they on their part did not understand the statement which He had made to them.

NASB 1995
But they did not understand the statement which He had made to them.

NASB 1977
And they did not understand the statement which He had made to them.

Amplified Bible
But they did not understand what He had said to them.

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

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

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

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

Contemporary English Version
But they did not understand what he meant.

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

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

Good News Translation
But they did not understand his answer.

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

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

Literal Standard Version
And they did not understand the saying that He spoke to 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.

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,

Additional Translations ...
Context
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 obedient 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 about it.

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.


Treasury of Scripture

And they understood not the saying which he spoke to them.

Luke 9:45
But they understood not this saying, and it was hid from them, that they perceived it not: and they feared to ask him of that saying.

Luke 18:34
And they understood none of these things: and this saying was hid from them, neither knew they the things which were spoken.









(50) They understood not the saying.--We are apt to think that they should have understood, and sceptical criticism has seen in this a contradiction to the previous history of the Annunciation and the Birth. Twelve years, however, of the life of childhood after the outward pattern of that of other children, may have dulled the impressions that had then been made; and even if they, in part, understood the words as referring to the marvel of His birth, they were still in the dark as to what He meant by being "about His Father's business." As it was, though it was the first flash of a greatness more than human, it was but momentary. It faded into "the light of common day," and life went on in its quiet and simple fashion as before. It is clear, at any rate, that the writer of the Gospel was not conscious of any inconsistency between the later and the earlier narratives of the childhood of the Christ.



Parallel Commentaries ...


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

they
αὐτοὶ (autoi)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 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.

did not understand
συνῆκαν (synēkan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 4920: To consider, understand, perceive. From sun and hiemi; to put together, i.e. to comprehend; by implication, to act piously.

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

statement
ῥῆμα (rhēma)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 4487: From rheo; an utterance, ; by implication, a matter or topic; with a negative naught whatever.

He was making
ἐλάλησεν (elalēsen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2980: A prolonged form of an otherwise obsolete verb; to talk, i.e. Utter words.

to them.
αὐτοῖς (autois)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 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.


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