New American Standard Bible
But they did not understand the statement which He had made to them.
King James Bible
And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them.
Darby Bible Translation
And they understood not the thing that he said to them.
World English Bible
They didn't understand the saying which he spoke to them.
Young's Literal Translation
and they did not understand the saying that he spake to them,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
They understood not ... - It is remarkable that they did not understand Jesus in this, but it shows how slow persons are to believe. Even his parents, after all that had taken place, did not seem to comprehend that "he" was to be the Saviour of people, or if they did, they understood it in a very imperfect manner.
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'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 ii. 49. A number of spurious gospels have come down to us, which are full of stories, most of them absurd and some of them worse, about the infancy of Jesus Christ. Their puerilities bring out more distinctly the simplicity, the nobleness, the worthiness of this one solitary incident of His early days, which has been preserved for us. How has it been preserved? If you will look over …
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But they did not understand this statement, and they were afraid to ask Him.
But they did not understand this statement, and it was concealed from them so that they would not perceive it; and they were afraid to ask Him about this statement.
But the disciples understood none of these things, and the meaning of this statement was hidden from them, and they did not comprehend the things that were said.
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