New Living Translation
Three days later they finally discovered him in the Temple, sitting among the religious teachers, listening to them and asking questions.
King James Bible
And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions.
Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass, after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers and hearing them and asking them questions.
World English Bible
It happened after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both listening to them, and asking them questions.
Young's Literal Translation
And it came to pass, after three days, they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both hearing them and questioning them,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:46 After three days - The first day was spent in their journey, the second, in their return to Jerusalem: and the third, in searching for him there: they found him in the temple - In an apartment of it: sitting in the midst of the doctors - Not one word is said of his disputing with them, but only of his asking and answering questions, which was a very usual thing in these assemblies, and indeed the very end of them. And if he was, with others, at the feet of these teachers (where learners generally sat) he might be said to be in the midst of them, as they sat on benches of a semicircular form, raised above their hearers and disciples.
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When they couldn't find him, they went back to Jerusalem to search for him there.
All who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers.
One day while Jesus was teaching, some Pharisees and teachers of religious law were sitting nearby. (It seemed that these men showed up from every village in all Galilee and Judea, as well as from Jerusalem.) And the Lord's healing power was strongly with Jesus.
Jesus replied, "You are a respected Jewish teacher, and yet you don't understand these things?
But one member, a Pharisee named Gamaliel, who was an expert in religious law and respected by all the people, stood up and ordered that the men be sent outside the council chamber for a while.
1 Timothy 1:7
They want to be known as teachers of the law of Moses, but they don't know what they are talking about, even though they speak so confidently.
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