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.
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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Supposing him to have been in the company - Some have supposed that the men and women marched in separate companies on these occasions, which is very likely; and that sometimes the children kept company with the men, sometimes with the women. This might have led to what otherwise seems to have been inexcusable carelessness in Joseph and Mary. Joseph, not seeing Jesus in the men's company, might suppose he was with his mother in the women's company; and Mary, not seeing him with her, might imagine he was with Joseph.
Went a day's journey - Knowing what a treasure they possessed, how could they be so long without looking on it? Where were the bowels and tender solicitude of the mother? Let them answer this question who can.
And they sought him - Ανεζητουν, They earnestly sought him. They are now both duly affected with a sense of their great loss and great negligence.
Kinsfolk and acquaintance - Those of the same family and neighborhood went up to Jerusalem together on such occasions.
I have frequently been reminded, says Mr. Ward, when reading this history, of the crowds going to some place in Bengal, to an idol feast. Men, women, and children, in large companies, may be seen travelling together, with their bedding, etc., on their heads. They cook and prepare their victuals in some shady place near a town, where they can purchase the necessaries they want, and, after remaining two or three days at the festival, return in companies as they went.
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"I bring you glad tidings" (Luke ii. 10). A Christmas spirit should be a spirit of humanity. Beside that beautiful object lesson on the Manger, the Cradle, and the lowly little child, what Christian heart can ever wish to be proud? It is a spirit of joy. It is right that these should be glad tidings, for, "Behold, I bring you glad tidings of great joy which shall be to all people." It is a spirit of love. It should be the joy that comes from giving joy to others. The central fact of Christmas is …
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Christ About his Father's Business
After the festival was over, while his parents were returning home, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem, but they were unaware of it.
When they did not find him, they went back to Jerusalem to look for him.
But all those who knew him, including the women who had followed him from Galilee, stood at a distance, watching these things.
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