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Luke 2:49 Commentary - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

49. How is it The first word of Jesus’s utterance on record. It exhibits even in this his childhood the characteristics of his style of discourses even in his later years. Especially do we find those characteristics which belong to the discourses preserved by John, and which are by rationalists pretended to be John’s own composition. We find the same parabolic force, which conceals the meaning under the figure; for the moment not understood, yet so remembered as to be understood hereafter.

How is it that ye sought me? Why did ye not come directly here? Where else could I be than in this holy, blessed spot? Strange that so beautiful a gush of childlike holy joy, at the delightfulness of his present place, should be interpreted into an expression of disrespect to his parents!

Wist Knew.

My Father’s business There seems to be a strong reason for giving this the meaning assigned by many scholars, Know ye not that I must be in my Father’s house? Why seek me? There is one sole blessed place suitable for me, and where I might be expected to linger. Yet both the terms house and business come in fact to the same thing. If he was in his Father’s house it must be on his Father’s business. If on his Father’s business where but in his Father’s house?

Consult other comments:

Luke 2:49 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

Luke 2:49 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Luke 2:49 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Luke 2:49 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

Luke 2:49 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Luke 2:49 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Luke 2:49 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

Luke 2:49 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Luke 2:49 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 2:49 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 2:49 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

Luke 2:49 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Luke 2:49 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Luke 2:49 - Gnomon of the New Testament

Luke 2:49 - The Great Texts of the Bible

Luke 2:49 - Charles Simeon's Horae Homileticae (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 2:49 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Luke 2:49 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Luke 2:49 - Expositions Of Holy Scripture by Alexander MacLaren

Luke 2:49 - Church Pulpit Commentary

Luke 2:49 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Luke 2:49 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Luke 2:49 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Luke 2:49 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 2:49 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 2:49 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Luke 2:49 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

Luke 2:49 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 2:49 - Combined Bible Commentary

Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments