Luke 2:47-52

47 Everyone who heard him was amazed at his understanding and his answers.
48 When his parents saw him, they were astonished. His mother said to him, “Son, why have you treated us like this? Your father and I have been anxiously searching for you.”
49 “Why were you searching for me?” he asked. “Didn’t you know I had to be in my Father’s house?”[a]
50 But they did not understand what he was saying to them.
51 Then he went down to Nazareth with them and was obedient to them. But his mother treasured all these things in her heart.
52 And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.

Luke 2:47 in Other Translations

KJV
47 And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers.
ESV
47 And all who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers.
NLT
47 All who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers.
MSG
47 The teachers were all quite taken with him, impressed with the sharpness of his answers.
CSB
47 And all those who heard Him were astounded at His understanding and His answers.

Luke 2:47-52 In-Context

45 When they did not find him, they went back to Jerusalem to look for him.
46 After three days they found him in the temple courts, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions.
47 Everyone who heard him was amazed at his understanding and his answers.
48 When his parents saw him, they were astonished. His mother said to him, “Son, why have you treated us like this? Your father and I have been anxiously searching for you.”
49 “Why were you searching for me?” he asked. “Didn’t you know I had to be in my Father’s house?”
50 But they did not understand what he was saying to them.
51 Then he went down to Nazareth with them and was obedient to them. But his mother treasured all these things in her heart.
52 And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.

Cross References 8

  • 1. S Matthew 7:28
  • 2. S Matthew 12:46
  • 3. Luke 3:23; Luke 4:22
  • 4. John 2:16
  • 5. S Mark 9:32
  • 6. ver 39; S Matthew 2:23
  • 7. ver 19
  • 8. ver 40; 1 Samuel 2:26; Proverbs 3:4; Luke 1:80

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Or "be about my Father’s business"
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