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Luke 2:41-52 (New American Standard)

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Visit to Jerusalem

41 Now His parents went to Jerusalem every year at 1the Feast of the Passover. 42 And when He became twelve, they went up there according to the custom of the Feast; 43 and as they were returning, after spending the 2full number of days, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. But His parents were unaware of it, 44 but supposed Him to be in the caravan, and went a day's journey; and they began looking for Him among their relatives and acquaintances. 45 When they did not find Him, they returned to Jerusalem looking for Him. 46 Then, after three days they found Him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both listening to them and asking them questions. 47 And all who heard Him 3were amazed at His understanding and His answers. 48 When they saw Him, they were astonished; and 4His mother said to Him, "aSon, why have You treated us this way? Behold, 5Your father and I bhave been anxiously looking for You." 49 And He said to them, "Why is it that you were looking for Me? Did you not know that 6I had to be in My Father's chouse?" 50 But 7they did not understand the statement which He dhad made to them. 51 And He went down with them and came to 8Nazareth, and He continued in subjection to them; and 9His mother 10treasured all these ethings in her heart. 52 And Jesus kept increasing in wisdom and fstature, and in 11favor with God and men.
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