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.
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:
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,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Supposing him to have been in the company - It may seem very remarkable that parents should not have been more attentive to their only son, and that they should not have been assured of his presence with them when they left Jerusalem; but the difficulty may be explained by the following considerations:
1. In going to these great feasts, families and neighbors would join together, and form a large collection.
2. It is not improbable that Jesus was "with" them when they were about to start from Jerusalem and were making preparations. Seeing him then, they might have been certain as to his presence.
3. A part of the company might have left before the others, and Joseph and Mary may have supposed that he was with them, until they overtook them at night and ascertained their mistake.
Kinsfolk - Relatives.
Acquaintances - Neighbors who had gone up with them in the same company to Jerusalem.
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'And He said unto them, How is it that ye sought Me! wist ye not that I must be about My Father's business?' --LUKE ii. 49. A number of spurious gospels have come down to us, which are full of stories, most of them absurd and some of them worse, about the infancy of Jesus Christ. Their puerilities bring out more distinctly the simplicity, the nobleness, the worthiness of this one solitary incident of His early days, which has been preserved for us. How has it been preserved? If you will look over …
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and as they were returning, after spending the full number of days, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. But His parents were unaware of it,
When they did not find Him, they returned to Jerusalem looking for Him.
And all His acquaintances and the women who accompanied Him from Galilee were standing at a distance, seeing these things.
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