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Luke 2:48–49

48 And when his parents7 saw him, they were astonished. And his mother said to him, “Son, why have you treated us so? Behold, dyour father and I have been searching for you in great distress.” 49 And he said to them, Why were you looking for me? Did you not know that eI must be in fmy Father’s house?”8

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Luke 2:48–49 — The New International Version (NIV)

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?”

Luke 2:48–49 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

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. 49 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 2:48–49 — New Living Translation (NLT)

48 His parents didn’t know what to think. “Son,” his mother said to him, “why have you done this to us? Your father and I have been frantic, searching for you everywhere.”

49 But why did you need to search?” he asked. Didn’t you know that I must be in my Father’s house?”

Luke 2:48–49 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

48 So when they saw Him, they were amazed; and His mother said to Him, “Son, why have You done this to us? Look, Your father and I have sought You anxiously.”

49 And He said to them, Why did you seek Me? Did you not know that I must be about My Father’s business?”

Luke 2:48–49 — New Century Version (NCV)

48 When Jesus’ parents saw him, they were astonished. His mother said to him, “Son, why did you do this to us? Your father and I were very worried about you and have been looking for you.”

49 Jesus said to them, “Why were you looking for me? Didn’t you know that I must be in my Father’s house?”

Luke 2:48–49 — American Standard Version (ASV)

48 And when they saw him, they were astonished; and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I sought thee sorrowing. 49 And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? knew ye not that I must be in my Father’s house?

Luke 2:48–49 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

48 And when they saw him they were amazed: and his mother said to him, Child, why hast thou dealt thus with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee distressed. 49 And he said to them, Why is it that ye have sought me? did ye not know that I ought to be occupied in my Father’s business?

Luke 2:48–49 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

48 When his parents saw him, they were shocked. His mother asked him, “Son, why have you done this to us? Your father and I have been worried sick looking for you!” 

49 Jesus said to them, “Why were you looking for me? Didn’t you realize that I had to be in my Father’s house?”

Luke 2:48–49 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

48 When His parents saw Him, they were astonished, and 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 them. Didn’t you know that I had to be in My Father’s house?”

Luke 2:48–49 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

48 When his parents saw him they were astonished; and his mother said to him, “Child, why have you treated us like this? Look, your father and I have been searching for you in great anxiety.” 49 He said to them, Why were you searching for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?”

Luke 2:48–49 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

48 And when they saw him, they were astounded and his mother said to him, “Child, why have you done this to us? Look, your father and I have been searching for you anxiously!” 49 And he said to them, “Why were you searching for me? Did you not know that it was necessary for me to be in the house of my Father?”

Luke 2:48–49 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

48 When his parents saw him, they were amazed. His mother said to him, “Son, why have you treated us like this? Your father and I have been worried about you. We have been looking for you everywhere.”

49 “Why were you looking for me?” he asked. “Didn’t you know I had to be in my Father’s house?”

Luke 2:48–49 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

48 When they saw Him, they were astonished; and His mother said to Him, “Son, why have You treated us this way? Behold, Your father and I have been anxiously looking for You.”

49 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?