And all who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers.
His parents didn't know what to think. "Son!" his mother said to him. "Why have you done this to us? Your father and I have been frantic, searching for you everywhere."
49"But why did you need to search?" he asked. "You should have known that I would be in my Father's house." a50
But they didn't understand what he meant.
Then he returned to Nazareth with them and was obedient to them; and his mother stored all these things in her heart.
So Jesus grew both in height and in wisdom, and he was loved by God and by all who knew him.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)