When they did not find him, they went back to Jerusalem to look for him.
After three days they found him in the temple courts, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions.
Everyone who heard him was amazed1 at his understanding and his answers.
When his parents saw him, they were astonished. His mother2 said to him, "Son, why have you treated us like this? Your father3 and I have been anxiously searching for you."
"Why were you searching for me?" he asked. "Didn't you know I had to be in my Father's house?"4