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40 And the child grew, and waxed strong, [a]filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him.

41 And his parents went every year to Jerusalem at the feast of the passover. 42 And when he was twelve years old, they went up after the custom of the feast; 43 and when they had fulfilled the days, as they were returning, the boy Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and his parents knew it not; 44 but supposing him to be in the company, they went a day’s journey; and they sought for him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance: 45 and when they found him not, they returned to Jerusalem, seeking for him. 46 And it came to pass, after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the [b]teachers, both hearing them, and asking them questions: 47 and all that heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers. 48 And when they saw him, they were astonished; and his mother said unto him, [c]Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I sought thee sorrowing. 49 And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? knew ye not that I must be [d]in my Father’s house? 50 And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them. 51 And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth; and he was subject unto them: and his mother kept all these [e]sayings in her heart.

52 And Jesus advanced in wisdom and [f]stature, and in [g]favor with God and men.

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  1. Luke 2:40 Greek becoming full of wisdom.
  2. Luke 2:46 Or, doctors. See 5:17; Acts 5:34.
  3. Luke 2:48 Greek Child.
  4. Luke 2:49 Or, about my Father’s business. Greek in the things of my Father.
  5. Luke 2:51 Or, things
  6. Luke 2:52 Or, age
  7. Luke 2:52 Or, grace