Bible: Lk 2:41-50

Jesus in the Temple

2:41 Now 1  Jesus 2  parents went to Jerusalem 3  every 4  year for the feast of the Passover. 5  2:42 When 6  he was twelve years old, 7  they went up 8  according to custom. 2:43 But 9  when the feast was over, 10  as they were returning home, 11  the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. His 12  parents 13  did not know it, 2:44 but (because they assumed that he was in their group of travelers) 14  they went a day’s journey. Then 15  they began to look for him among their relatives and acquaintances. 16  2:45 When 17  they did not find him, they returned to Jerusalem 18  to look for him. 2:46 After 19  three days 20  they found him in the temple courts, 21  sitting among the teachers, 22  listening to them and asking them questions. 2:47 And all who heard Jesus 23  were astonished 24  at his understanding and his answers. 2:48 When 25  his parents 26  saw him, they were overwhelmed. His 27  mother said to him, “Child, 28  why have you treated 29  us like this? Look, your father and I have been looking for you anxiously.” 30  2:49 But 31  he replied, 32 Why were you looking for me? 33  Didn’t you know that I must be in my Father’s house? 34  2:50 Yet 35  his parents 36  did not understand 37  the remark 38  he made 39  to them.

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