Luke 2:39-52 Darby’s Translation

The Return to Nazareth

39  And when they had completed all things according to the law of [the] Lord, they returned to Galilee to their own city Nazareth. 40  And the child grew and waxed strong [in spirit], filled with wisdom, and God's grace was upon him.

The Boy Jesus in the Temple

41  And his parents went yearly to Jerusalem at the feast of the passover. 42  And when he was twelve years old, and they went up [to Jerusalem] according to the custom of the feast 43  and had completed the days, as they returned, the boy Jesus remained behind in Jerusalem, and his parents knew not [of it]; 44  but, supposing him to be in the company that journeyed together, they went a day's journey, and sought him among their relations and acquaintances: 45  and not having found him they returned to Jerusalem seeking him. 46  And it came to pass, after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers and hearing them and asking them questions. 47  And all who heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers. 48  And when they saw him they were amazed: and his mother said to him, Child, why hast thou dealt thus with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee distressed. 49  And he said to them, Why [is it] that ye have sought me? did ye not know that I ought to be [occupied] in my Father's business? 50  And they understood not the thing that he said to them. 51  And he went down with them and came to Nazareth, and he was in subjection to them. And his mother kept all these things in her heart. 52  And Jesus advanced in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and men.

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