Luke 2:45
Strong's Lexicon
When
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

they could not find [Him],
εὑρόντες (heurontes)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2147: A prolonged form of a primary heuro, which heureo is used for it in all the tenses except the present and imperfect to find.

they returned
ὑπέστρεψαν (hypestrepsan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 5290: To turn back, return. From hupo and strepho; to turn under, i.e. To return.

to
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

Jerusalem
Ἰερουσαλὴμ (Ierousalēm)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2419: Of Hebrew origin; Hierusalem, the capitol of Palestine.

to search for
ἀναζητοῦντες (anazētountes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 327: To seek out, search for (implying the difficulty of the task). From ana and zeteo; to search out.

Him.
αὐτόν (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.

Parallel Strong's
Holman Christian Standard Bible
When they did not find Him, they returned to Jerusalem to search for Him.

New American Standard Bible
When they did not find Him, they returned to Jerusalem looking for Him.

King James Bible
And when they found him not, they turned back again to Jerusalem, seeking him.
Parallel Verses
New International Version
When they did not find him, they went back to Jerusalem to look for him.

New Living Translation
When they couldn't find him, they went back to Jerusalem to search for him there.

English Standard Version
and when they did not find him, they returned to Jerusalem, searching for him.

New American Standard Bible
When they did not find Him, they returned to Jerusalem looking for Him.

King James Bible
And when they found him not, they turned back again to Jerusalem, seeking him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When they did not find Him, they returned to Jerusalem to search for Him.

International Standard Version
When they did not find him, they returned to Jerusalem, searching desperately for him.

NET Bible
When they did not find him, they returned to Jerusalem to look for him.

American Standard Version
and when they found him not, they returned to Jerusalem, seeking for him.

English Revised Version
and when they found him not, they returned to Jerusalem, seeking for him.

Young's Literal Translation
and not having found him, they turned back to Jerusalem seeking him.






Cross References
Luke 2:44
But they, supposing him to have been in the company, went a day's journey; and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance.

Luke 2:46
And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions.

Luke 1:1
Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us,

Luke 2:43
And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother knew not of it.

Luke 2:42
And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast.

Luke 2:47
And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers.

Luke 2:48
And when they saw him, they were amazed: and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing.
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