New International Version
When they did not find him, they went back to Jerusalem to look for him.
King James Bible
And when they found him not, they turned back again to Jerusalem, seeking him.
Darby Bible Translation
and not having found him they returned to Jerusalem seeking 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.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
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.
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LibraryDecember 25. "I Bring You Glad Tidings" (Luke ii. 10).
"I bring you glad tidings" (Luke ii. 10). A Christmas spirit should be a spirit of humanity. Beside that beautiful object lesson on the Manger, the Cradle, and the lowly little child, what Christian heart can ever wish to be proud? It is a spirit of joy. It is right that these should be glad tidings, for, "Behold, I bring you glad tidings of great joy which shall be to all people." It is a spirit of love. It should be the joy that comes from giving joy to others. The central fact of Christmas is …
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Christ About his Father's Business
Thinking he was in their company, they traveled on for a day. Then they began looking for him among their relatives and friends.
After three days they found him in the temple courts, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions.
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