Bible: Luke 2:39-52

2:39 So 1  when Joseph and Mary 2  had performed 3  everything according to the law of the Lord, 4  they returned to Galilee, to their own town 5  of Nazareth. 6  2:40 And the child grew and became strong, 7  filled with wisdom, 8  and the favor 9  of God 10  was upon him.

Jesus in the Temple

2:41 Now 11  Jesus 12  parents went to Jerusalem 13  every 14  year for the feast of the Passover. 15  2:42 When 16  he was twelve years old, 17  they went up 18  according to custom. 2:43 But 19  when the feast was over, 20  as they were returning home, 21  the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. His 22  parents 23  did not know it, 2:44 but (because they assumed that he was in their group of travelers) 24  they went a day’s journey. Then 25  they began to look for him among their relatives and acquaintances. 26  2:45 When 27  they did not find him, they returned to Jerusalem 28  to look for him. 2:46 After 29  three days 30  they found him in the temple courts, 31  sitting among the teachers, 32  listening to them and asking them questions. 2:47 And all who heard Jesus 33  were astonished 34  at his understanding and his answers. 2:48 When 35  his parents 36  saw him, they were overwhelmed. His 37  mother said to him, “Child, 38  why have you treated 39  us like this? Look, your father and I have been looking for you anxiously.” 40  2:49 But 41  he replied, 42 Why were you looking for me? 43  Didn’t you know that I must be in my Father’s house? 44  2:50 Yet 45  his parents 46  did not understand 47  the remark 48  he made 49  to them. 2:51 Then 50  he went down with them and came to Nazareth, 51  and was obedient 52  to them. But 53  his mother kept all these things 54  in her heart. 55 

2:52 And Jesus increased 56  in wisdom and in stature, and in favor with God and with people.

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