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Luke 2:45

    Luke 2:45 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And seeing that he was not there, they went back to Jerusalem, to make search for him.

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

    When they didn't find him, they returned to Jerusalem, looking for him.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 2:45

    Seeking him - Ζητουντες αυτον - or rather, seeking him diligently, αναζητουντες. This is the reading of BCDL, six others, Vulgate, and nine copies of the Itala. If they sought earnestly when they first found him missing, there is little doubt that their solicitude and diligence must be greatly increased during his three days' absence, therefore the word which I have adopted, on the above authority, is more likely to be the true reading than the ζητουντες of the common text, which simply signifies seeking; whereas the other strongly marks their solicitude and diligence.