Luke 2:45
New International Version
When they did not find him, they went back to Jerusalem to look for him.

New Living Translation
When they couldn’t find him, they went back to Jerusalem to search for him there.

English Standard Version
and when they did not find him, they returned to Jerusalem, searching for him.

Berean Study Bible
When they could not find Him, they returned to Jerusalem to search for Him.

Berean Literal Bible
and not having found Him, they returned to Jerusalem, seeking Him.

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

New King James Version
So when they did not find Him, they returned to Jerusalem, seeking Him.

New American Standard Bible
And when they did not find Him, they returned to Jerusalem, looking for Him.

NASB 1995
When they did not find Him, they returned to Jerusalem looking for Him.

NASB 1977
And when they did not find Him, they returned to Jerusalem, looking for Him.

Amplified Bible
When they did not find Him, they went back to Jerusalem looking for Him [everywhere].

Christian Standard Bible
When they did not find him, they returned to Jerusalem to search for him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When they did not find Him, they returned to Jerusalem to search for Him.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they did not find him, and they returned again to Jerusalem and they were looking for him.

Contemporary English Version
When they could not find him with their relatives and friends, they went back to Jerusalem and started looking for him there.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And not finding him, they returned into Jerusalem, seeking him.

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

Good News Translation
They did not find him, so they went back to Jerusalem looking for him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When they didn't find him, they went back to Jerusalem to look for him.

International Standard Version
When they did not find him, they returned to Jerusalem, searching desperately for him.

Literal Standard Version
and having not found Him, they turned back to Jerusalem seeking Him.

NET Bible
When they did not find him, they returned to Jerusalem to look for him.

New Heart English Bible
When they did not find him, they returned to Jerusalem, looking for him.

Weymouth New Testament
but being unable to find Him they returned to Jerusalem, making anxious inquiry for Him.

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

Young's Literal Translation
and not having found him, they turned back to Jerusalem seeking him.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Boy Jesus at the Temple
44Assuming He was in their company, they traveled on for a day before they began to look for Him among their relatives and friends. 45When they could not find Him, they returned to Jerusalem to search for Him. 46Finally, after three days they found Him in the temple courts, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions.…

Cross References
Luke 2:44
Assuming He was in their company, they traveled on for a day before they began to look for Him among their relatives and friends.

Luke 2:46
Finally, after three days they found Him in the temple courts, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions.


Treasury of Scripture

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











Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
When
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

they could not find [Him],
εὑρόντες (heurontes)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 2147: A prolonged form of a primary heuro, which heureo is used for it in all the tenses except the present and imperfect to find.

they returned
ὑπέστρεψαν (hypestrepsan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 5290: To turn back, return. From hupo and strepho; to turn under, i.e. To return.

to
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

Jerusalem
Ἰερουσαλὴμ (Ierousalēm)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 2419: Of Hebrew origin; Hierusalem, the capitol of Palestine.

to search for
ἀναζητοῦντες (anazētountes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 327: To seek out, search for (implying the difficulty of the task). From ana and zeteo; to search out.

Him.
αὐτόν (auton)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 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.


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