The Boy Jesus in the Temple

Luke 2

41 His parents went to l Jerusalem m every year at the Feast of the Passover. 42 And when He was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem according to the n custom of the feast. 43 When they had finished the o days, as they returned, the Boy Jesus lingered behind in Jerusalem. And 1 Joseph 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 p all 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 q about r My Father's business?" 50 But s they did not understand the statement which He spoke to them. 51 Then He went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was 2 subject to them, but His mother t kept all these things in her heart.

52 And Jesus u increased in wisdom and stature, v and in favor with God and men.

  1. Cross References
    John 4:20
    "Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, and you Jews say that in Jerusalem is the place where one ought to worship."
  2. Cross References
    Exodus 23:15
    You shall keep the Feast of Unleavened Bread (y...
    Exodus 23:17
    Three times in the year all your males shall ap...
    Exodus 34:23
    Three times in the year all your men shall appe...
    Deuteronomy 16:1
    Observe the month of Abib, and keep the Passove...
    Deuteronomy 16:16
    Three times a year all your males shall appear ...
    Luke 22:15
    Then He said to them, "With fervent desire I ha...
  3. Cross References
    Exodus 23:14
    Three times you shall keep a feast to Me in the year:
    Exodus 23:15
    You shall keep the Feast of Unleavened Bread (you shall eat unleavened bread seven days, as I commanded you, at the time appointed in the month of Abib, for in it you came out of Egypt; none shall appear before Me empty).
  4. Cross References
    Exodus 12:15
    Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread. On the first day you shall remove leaven from your houses. For whoever eats leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that person shall be cut off from Israel.
  5. Cross References
    Matthew 7:28
    And so it was, when Jesus had ended these sayin...
    Matthew 13:54
    When He had come to His own country, He taught ...
    Matthew 22:33
    And when the multitudes heard this, they were a...
    Mark 1:22
    And they were astonished at His teaching, for H...
    Mark 6:2
    And when the Sabbath had come, He began to teac...
    Mark 11:18
    And the scribes and chief priests heard it and ...
    Luke 4:32
    And they were astonished at His teaching, for H...
    John 7:15
    And the Jews marveled, saying, "How does this M...
  6. Cross References
    John 9:4
    I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work.
  7. Cross References
    Mark 1:22
    And they were astonished at His teaching, for H...
    Luke 4:22
    So all bore witness to Him, and marveled at the...
    Luke 4:32
    And they were astonished at His teaching, for H...
    John 4:34
    Jesus said to them, "My food is to do the will ...
    John 5:17
    But Jesus answered them, "My Father has been wo...
    John 5:36
    But I have a greater witness than John's; for t...
  8. Cross References
    Mark 9:32
    But they did not understand this saying, and were afraid to ask Him.
    Luke 9:45
    But they did not understand this saying, and it was hidden from them so that they did not perceive it; and they were afraid to ask Him about this saying.
    Luke 18:34
    But they understood none of these things; this saying was hidden from them, and they did not know the things which were spoken.
    John 7:15
    And the Jews marveled, saying, "How does this Man know letters, having never studied?
    John 7:46
    The officers answered, "No man ever spoke like this Man!
  9. Cross References
    Daniel 7:28
    "This is the end of the account. As for me, Daniel, my thoughts greatly troubled me, and my countenance changed; but I kept the matter in my heart."
  10. Cross References
    Isaiah 11:2
    The Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon Him, The Spirit of wisdom and understanding, The Spirit of counsel and might, The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD.
    Isaiah 11:3
    His delight is in the fear of the LORD, And He shall not judge by the sight of His eyes, Nor decide by the hearing of His ears.
    Colossians 2:2
    That their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, and attaining to all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the knowledge of the mystery of God, both of the Father and of Christ.
    Colossians 2:3
    In whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
  11. Cross References
    1 Samuel 2:26
    And the child Samuel grew in stature, and in favor both with the LORD and men.
    Proverbs 3:1 - 4
    My son, do not forget my law, But let your heart keep my commands.
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