THE HOLY BIBLE Authorized King James

Luke (Author Luke)

2:41Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the passover.

2:42And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast.

2:43And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother knew not of it.

2:44But they, supposing him to have been in the company, went a day's journey; and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance.

2:45And when they found him not, they turned back again to Jerusalem, seeking him.

2:46And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions.

2:47And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers.

2:48And when they saw him, they were amazed: and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing.

2:49And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business?

2:50And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them.

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