The New King James Version

Luke 2:40–52

40 kAnd the Child grew and became strong 2in spirit, filled with wisdom; and the grace of God was upon Him.

Jesus Celebrates the Passover

41 His parents went to lJerusalem mevery year at the Feast of the Passover. 42 And when He was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem according to the ncustom of the feast. 43 When they had finished the odays, as they returned, the Boy Jesus lingered behind in Jerusalem. And 3Joseph and His mother did not know it; 44 but supposing Him to have been in the company, they went a day’s journey, and sought Him among their relatives and acquaintances. 45 So when they did not find Him, they returned to Jerusalem, seeking Him. 46 Now so it was that 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 pall who heard Him were astonished at His understanding and answers. 48 So when they saw Him, they were amazed; and His mother said to Him, “Son, why have You done this to us? Look, Your father and I have sought You anxiously.”

49 And He said to them, “Why did you seek Me? Did you not know that I must be qabout rMy Father’s business?” 50 But sthey did not understand the statement which He spoke to them.

Jesus Grows in Wisdom

51 Then He went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was 4subject to them, but His mother tkept all these things in her heart. 52 And Jesus uincreased in wisdom and stature, vand in favor with God and men.

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