Luke 3:23
New International Version
Now Jesus himself was about thirty years old when he began his ministry. He was the son, so it was thought, of Joseph, the son of Heli,

New Living Translation
Jesus was about thirty years old when he began his public ministry. Jesus was known as the son of Joseph. Joseph was the son of Heli.

English Standard Version
Jesus, when he began his ministry, was about thirty years of age, being the son (as was supposed) of Joseph, the son of Heli,

Berean Study Bible
Jesus Himself was about thirty years old when He began His ministry. He was known as the son of Joseph, the son of Heli,

Berean Literal Bible
And Jesus beginning, was Himself about thirty years old, being son as was supposed, of Joseph, of Heli,

New American Standard Bible
When He began His ministry, Jesus Himself was about thirty years of age, being, as was supposed, the son of Joseph, the son of Eli,

King James Bible
And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which was the son of Heli,

Christian Standard Bible
As he began his ministry, Jesus was about thirty years old and was thought to be the son of Joseph, son of Heli,

Contemporary English Version
When Jesus began to preach, he was about 30 years old. Everyone thought he was the son of Joseph. But his family went back through Heli,

Good News Translation
When Jesus began his work, he was about thirty years old. He was the son, so people thought, of Joseph, who was the son of Heli,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
As He began His ministry, Jesus was about 30 years old and was thought to be the son of Joseph, son of Heli,

International Standard Version
Jesus himself was about 30 years old when he began his ministry. He was (as legally calculated) the son of Joseph, the son of Heli,

NET Bible
So Jesus, when he began his ministry, was about thirty years old. He was the son (as was supposed) of Joseph, the son of Heli,

New Heart English Bible
Jesus himself, when he began to teach, was about thirty years old, being the son, as was supposed, of Joseph, of Eli,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But Yeshua was about thirty years old, and he was considered the son of Yoseph, son of Heli,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus was about 30 years old when he began [his ministry]. Jesus, so people thought, was the son of Joseph, son of Eli,

New American Standard 1977
And when He began His ministry, Jesus Himself was about thirty years of age, being supposedly the son of Joseph, the son of Eli,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, who was the son of Heli,

King James 2000 Bible
And Jesus himself was about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, who was the son of Heli,

American King James Version
And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which was the son of Heli,

American Standard Version
And Jesus himself, when he began to teach , was about thirty years of age, being the son (as was supposed) of Joseph, the'son of Heli,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Jesus himself was beginning about the age of thirty years; being (as it was supposed) the son of Joseph, who was of Heli, who was of Mathat,

Darby Bible Translation
And Jesus himself was beginning to be about thirty years old; being as was supposed son of Joseph; of Eli,

English Revised Version
And Jesus himself, when he began to teach, was about thirty years of age, being the son (as was supposed) of Joseph, the son of Heli,

Webster's Bible Translation
And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, who was the son of Heli,

Weymouth New Testament
And He--Jesus--when He began His ministry, was about thirty years old. He was the son (it was supposed)

World English Bible
Jesus himself, when he began to teach, was about thirty years old, being the son (as was supposed) of Joseph, the son of Heli,

Young's Literal Translation
And Jesus himself was beginning to be about thirty years of age, being, as was supposed, son of Joseph,
Study Bible
The Genealogy of Jesus
22and the Holy Spirit descended on Him in a bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: “You are My beloved Son; in You I am well pleased.” 23Jesus Himself was about thirty years old when He began His ministry. He was known as the son of Joseph, the son of Heli, 24the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of Melchi, the son of Jannai, the son of Joseph,…
Cross References
2 Samuel 5:4
David was thirty years old when he became king, and he reigned forty years.

Matthew 1:16
and Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.

Matthew 4:17
From that time on Jesus began to preach, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near."

Luke 2:48
When His parents saw Him, they were astonished. "Child, why have You done this to us?" His mother asked. "Your father and I have been anxiously searching for You."

Luke 3:24
the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of Melchi, the son of Jannai, the son of Joseph,

John 1:45
Philip found Nathanael and told him, "We have found the One Moses wrote about in the Law, the One the prophets foretold--Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph."

Acts 1:1
In my first book, O Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach,

Treasury of Scripture

And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which was the son of Heli,

thirty.

Genesis 41:46
And Joseph was thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh king of Egypt. And Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh, and went throughout all the land of Egypt.

Numbers 4:3,35,39,43,47
From thirty years old and upward even until fifty years old, all that enter into the host, to do the work in the tabernacle of the congregation…

being.

Luke 4:22
And all bare him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this Joseph's son?

Matthew 13:55
Is not this the carpenter's son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?

Mark 6:3
Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him.

which.

Luke 1:16
And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God.







Lexicon
Jesus
Ἰησοῦς (Iēsous)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2424: Of Hebrew origin; Jesus, the name of our Lord and two other Israelites.

Himself
αὐτὸς (autos)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 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
ἦν (ēn)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

about
ὡσεὶ (hōsei)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 5616: As if, as it were, like; with numbers: about. From hos and ei; as if.

thirty
τριάκοντα (triakonta)
Adjective - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 5144: Thirty. The decade of treis; thirty.

years [old]
ἐτῶν (etōn)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 2094: A year. Apparently a primary word; a year.

when He began [His ministry].
ἀρχόμενος (archomenos)
Verb - Present Participle Middle - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 756: To begin. Middle voice of archo; to commence.

He was
Ὢν (Ōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

known
ἐνομίζετο (enomizeto)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3543: From nomos; properly, to do by law, i.e. To accustom; by extension, to deem or regard.

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

[the] son
υἱός (huios)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5207: A son, descendent. Apparently a primary word; a 'son', used very widely of immediate, remote or figuratively, kinship.

of Joseph,
Ἰωσὴφ (Iōsēph)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2501: Joseph, a proper name. Of Hebrew origin; Joseph, the name of seven Israelites.

the [son]
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Masculine 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.

of Heli,
Ἠλὶ (Ēli)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2242: Heli, an ancestor of Jesus. Of Hebrew origin; Heli, an Israelite.
(23) Began to be about thirty years of age.--At this age the Levites entered on their full work (Numbers 4:23; Numbers 4:30; Numbers 4:35), a kind of probationary period beginning at twenty-five (Numbers 8:24) or even, in later times, when their work was lighter, at twenty (1Chronicles 23:27). No age was fixed for the beginning of the priesthood, nor of the prophet's work; but it may fairly be inferred that thirty was looked on as the time when manhood reached its completeness, and we may therefore believe that our Lord waited in patient humility till that age had been attained before entering on the work of His public ministry.

Being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph.--We have here to deal with the many questions which rise out of a comparison of this genealogy with that in Matthew 1. It is a subject on which volumes have been written. Here it will be enough to sum up the results of previous inquiries.

Verse 23a. - And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age. This was the age at which the Levites entered upon their work; the age, too, at which it was lawful for scribes to teach. Generally speaking, thirty among the Jews was looked upon as the time of life when manhood had reached its full development. 3:23-38 Matthew's list of the forefathers of Jesus showed that Christ was the son of Abraham, in whom all the families of the earth are blessed, and heir to the throne of David; but Luke shows that Jesus was the Seed of the woman that should break the serpent's head, and traces the line up to Adam, beginning with Eli, or Heli, the father, not of Joseph, but of Mary. The seeming differences between the two evangelists in these lists of names have been removed by learned men. But our salvation does not depend upon our being able to solve these difficulties, nor is the Divine authority of the Gospels at all weakened by them. The list of names ends thus, Who was the son of Adam, the son of God; that is, the offspring of God by creation. Christ was both the son of Adam and the Son of God, that he might be a proper Mediator between God and the sons of Adam, and might bring the sons of Adam to be, through him, the sons of God. All flesh, as descended from the first Adam, is as grass, and withers as the flower of the field; but he who partakes of the Holy Spirit of life from the Second Adam, has that eternal happiness, which by the gospel is preached unto us.
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