JESUS, (English), The Childhood of Jesus

A week later, when the time came
for the Baby to be circumcised, He was given the name Jesus and Joseph and Mary took the Child to
to Jerusalem to present Him to the Lord. In the temple there was
a good and devout man who the Holy Spirit
had promised would not die until he had seen the Christ. His name was Simeon. Lord, now You can let me,
Thy servant, depart in peace
according to Thy word. For mine eyes have
seen Thy salvation. This Child is chosen by God. May you both be blessed. And when they had
completed all their duties according to the law of Moses, they left Jerusalem
and returned to Nazareth. When Jesus was twelve years old, Joseph and Mary took Him to
Jerusalem for the passover feast. But, when they started back home, thinking that the Boy was with them, Jesus stayed behind. They returned to the
city looking for Him. And on the third day found
Him in the temple sitting with the rabbis
and the elders. Whose Child is this
who asks such questions? He’s from Nazareth. We thought He had left with us.
Please, forgive Him His zeal. All who heard Him were amazed. Son! Why have You done this to us? Your father and I have been
terribly worried trying to find you. How is it that you looked for Me? Did you not know that I must
be about My Father’s business? And He came with them to Nazareth and increased in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and with man.

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