Luke 2:40-52

From Gary Milbourne

A Jesus’s Development
40  And the child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom. And the favor of God was upon him.

 B  Jesus and his parents go Up
41 Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the Feast of the Passover.   2  And when he was twelve years old, they went up according to custom.

Joseph & Mary Not Knowing
43  And when the feast was ended, as they were returning, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. His parents did not know it,   44  but supposing him to be in the group they went a day’s journey, but then they began to search for him among their relatives and acquaintances,   45  and when they did not find him, they returned to Jerusalem, searching for him.

 D  Jesus questions the teachers
46  After three days they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions.   47  And all who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers.

 E  His Parents astonished
48  And when his parents saw him, they were astonished.

 F   Mary questions Jesus
And his mother said to him, “Son, why have you treated us so?

His Parents distressed
Behold, your father and I have been searching for you in great distress.”

 D  Jesus questions his parents
49  And he said to them, “Why were you looking for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?”

 C   Joseph & Mary Not Understanding
50  And they did not understand the saying that he spoke to them.

Jesus and his parents go Down
51  And he went down with them and came to Nazareth and was submissive to them. And his mother treasured up all these things in her heart.

A Jesus’s Development
52  And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man.

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