New Living Translation
"But why did you need to search?" he asked. "Didn't you know that I must be in my Father's house?"
King James Bible
And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business?
Darby Bible Translation
And he said to them, Why is it that ye have sought me? did ye not know that I ought to be occupied in my Father's business?
World English Bible
He said to them, "Why were you looking for me? Didn't you know that I must be in my Father's house?"
Young's Literal Translation
And he said unto them, 'Why is it that ye were seeking me? did ye not know that in the things of my Father it behoveth me to be?'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:49 Why sought ye me? - He does not blame them for losing, but for thinking it needful to seek him: and intimates, that he could not be lost, nor found any where, but doing the will of a higher parent.
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His parents didn't know what to think. "Son," his mother said to him, "why have you done this to us? Your father and I have been frantic, searching for you everywhere."
Then, going over to the people who sold doves, he told them, "Get these things out of here. Stop turning my Father's house into a marketplace!"
Then Jesus explained: "My nourishment comes from doing the will of God, who sent me, and from finishing his work.
But I have a greater witness than John--my teachings and my miracles. The Father gave me these works to accomplish, and they prove that he sent me.
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