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41 Each year his parents went to Jerusalem for the Passover Festival.
Now every year his parents went to Jerusalem for the festival of the Passover.
42 When he was 12 years old, they went up to Jerusalem according to their custom.
And when he was twelve years old, they went up as usual for the festival.
43 After the festival was over, they were returning home, but the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. His parents didn't know it.
When the festival was ended and they started to return, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem, but his parents did not know it.
44 Supposing that he was among their band of travelers, they journeyed on for a full day while looking for him among their family and friends.
Assuming that he was in the group of travelers, they went a day's journey. Then they started to look for him among their relatives and friends.
45 When they didn't find Jesus, they returned to Jerusalem to look for him.
When they did not find him, they returned to Jerusalem to search for him.
46 After three days they found him in the temple. He was sitting among the teachers, listening to them and putting questions to them.
After three days they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions.
47 Everyone who heard him was amazed by his understanding and his answers.
And all who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers.
48 When his parents saw him, they were shocked. His mother said, "Child, why have you treated us like this? Listen! Your father and I have been worried. We've been looking for you!"
When his parents saw him they were astonished; and his mother said to him, "Child, why have you treated us like this? Look, your father and I have been searching for you in great anxiety."
49 Jesus replied, "Why were you looking for me? Didn't you know that it was necessary for me to be in my Father's house?"
He said to them, "Why were you searching for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father's house?"
50 But they didn't understand what he said to them.
But they did not understand what he said to them.
51 Jesus went down to Nazareth with them and was obedient to them. His mother cherished every word in her heart.
Then he went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them. His mother treasured all these things in her heart.
52 Jesus matured in wisdom and years, and in favor with God and with people.
And Jesus increased in wisdom and in years, and in divine and human favor.
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