Bible: Luke 2:41-52

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. 2:51 Then 40  he went down with them and came to Nazareth, 41  and was obedient 42  to them. But 43  his mother kept all these things 44  in her heart. 45 

2:52 And Jesus increased 46  in wisdom and in stature, and in favor with God and with people.

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