Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the passover.
And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business?
And 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.
And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers.
And 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.
And when they found him not, they turned back again to Jerusalem, seeking him.
But they, supposing him to have been in the company, went a day's journey; and they sought him among [their] kinsfolk and acquaintance.
And 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].
And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast.
And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them.