Luke 2:49
Strong's Lexicon
“Why
Τί (Ti)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 5101: Who, which, what, why. Probably emphatic of tis; an interrogative pronoun, who, which or what.

were you looking for
ἐζητεῖτέ (ezēteite)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2212: To seek, search for, desire, require, demand. Of uncertain affinity; to seek; specially, to worship, or to plot.

Me ?
με (me)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

He asked
εἶπεν (eipen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

πρὸς (pros)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 4314: To, towards, with. A strengthened form of pro; a preposition of direction; forward to, i.e. Toward.

αὐτούς (autous)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Plural
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.

Did you not know
ᾔδειτε (ēdeite)
Verb - Pluperfect Indicative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1492: To know, remember, appreciate.

that
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

I
με (me)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

had
δεῖ (dei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1163: Third person singular active present of deo; also deon deh-on'; neuter active participle of the same; both used impersonally; it is Necessary.

to be
εἶναί (einai)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

My
μου (mou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

Father’s
Πατρός (Patros)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3962: Father, (Heavenly) Father, ancestor, elder, senior. Apparently a primary word; a 'father'.

[ house ] ?”
τοῖς (tois)
Article - Dative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Parallel Strong's
Holman Christian Standard Bible
“Why were you searching for Me ? ” He asked them. “Didn’t you know that I had to be in My Father’s house? ”

New American Standard Bible
And He said to them, "Why is it that you were looking for Me? Did you not know that I had to be in My Father's [house]?"

King James Bible
And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business?
Parallel Verses
New International Version
"Why were you searching for me?" he asked. "Didn't you know I had to be in my Father's house?"

New Living Translation
"But why did you need to search?" he asked. "Didn't you know that I must be in my Father's house?"

English Standard Version
And he said to them, “Why were you looking for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?”

New American Standard Bible
And He said to them, "Why is it that you were looking for Me? Did you not know that I had to be in My Father's house?"

King James Bible
And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"Why were you searching for Me?" He asked them. "Didn't you know that I had to be in My Father's house?"

International Standard Version
He asked them, "Why were you looking for me? Didn't you know that I had to be in my Father's house?"

NET Bible
But he replied, "Why were you looking for me? Didn't you know that I must be in my Father's house?"

American Standard Version
And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? knew ye not that I must be in my Father's house?

English Revised Version
And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be in my Father's house?

Young's Literal Translation
And he said unto them, 'Why is it that ye were seeking me? did ye not know that in the things of my Father it behoveth me to be?'






Cross References
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.

John 2:16
And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father's house an house of merchandise.

John 4:34
Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.

John 5:36
But I have greater witness than that of John: for the works which the Father hath given me to finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father hath sent me.

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

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 2:50
And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them.

Luke 2:51
And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject unto them: but his mother kept all these sayings in her heart.

Luke 2:52
And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.
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