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Luke 2:49

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

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

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

Luke 2:49 — English Standard Version (ESV)

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

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

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

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 2:49 — New Century Version (NCV)

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 2:49 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

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 2:49 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

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 2:49 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

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

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

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 2:49 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

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 2:49 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

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

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

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?