Luke 2:41
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New International Version
Every year Jesus' parents went to Jerusalem for the Festival of the Passover.

New Living Translation
Every year Jesus' parents went to Jerusalem for the Passover festival.

English Standard Version
Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the Feast of the Passover.

New American Standard Bible
Now His parents went to Jerusalem every year at the Feast of the Passover.

King James Bible
Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the passover.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Every year His parents traveled to Jerusalem for the Passover Festival.

International Standard Version
Every year Jesus' parents would go to Jerusalem for the Passover Festival.

NET Bible
Now Jesus' parents went to Jerusalem every year for the feast of the Passover.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And every year his people were going to Jerusalem at the feast of Passover.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Every year Jesus' parents would go to Jerusalem for the Passover festival.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the passover.

King James 2000 Bible
Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the passover.

American King James Version
Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the passover.

American Standard Version
And his parents went every year to Jerusalem at the feast of the passover.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And his parents went every year to Jerusalem, at the solemn day of the pasch,

Darby Bible Translation
And his parents went yearly to Jerusalem at the feast of the passover.

English Revised Version
And his parents went every year to Jerusalem at the feast of the passover.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the passover.

Weymouth New Testament
Now His parents used to go up year by year to Jerusalem at the Feast of the Passover.

World English Bible
His parents went every year to Jerusalem at the feast of the Passover.

Young's Literal Translation
And his parents were going yearly to Jerusalem, at the feast of the passover,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

2:41-52 It is for the honour of Christ that children should attend on public worship. His parents did not return till they had stayed all the seven days of the feast. It is well to stay to the end of an ordinance, as becomes those who say, It is good to be here. Those that have lost their comforts in Christ, and the evidences of their having a part in him, must bethink themselves where, and when, and how they lost them, and must turn back again. Those that would recover their lost acquaintance with Christ, must go to the place in which he has put his name; there they may hope to meet him. They found him in some part of the temple, where the doctors of the law kept their schools; he was sitting there, hearkening to their instructions, proposing questions, and answering inquiries, with such wisdom, that those who heard were delighted with him. Young persons should seek the knowledge of Divine truth, attend the ministry of the gospel, and ask such questions of their elders and teachers as may tend to increase their knowledge. Those who seek Christ in sorrow, shall find him with the greater joy. Know ye not that I ought to be in my Father's house; at my Father's work; I must be about my Father's business. Herein is an example; for it becomes the children of God, in conformity to Christ, to attend their heavenly Father's business, and make all other concerns give way to it. Though he was the Son of God, yet he was subject to his earthly parents; how then will the foolish and weak sons of men answer it, who are disobedient to their parents? However we may neglect men's sayings, because they are obscure, yet we must not think so of God's sayings. That which at first is dark, may afterwards become plain and easy. The greatest and wisest, those most eminent, may learn of this admirable and Divine Child, that it is the truest greatness of soul to know our own place and office; to deny ourselves amusements and pleasures not consistent with our state and calling.

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 41-52. - The Child Jesus at Jerusalem. Verse 41. - Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the Feast of the Passover. The Law required the attendance of all men at the three great Feasts of Passover, Pentecost, and Tabernacles (Deuteronomy 16:16). The dispersion and subsequent residence of so many Jews in distant lands had much broken up the regular observance of these directions. Still, many devout Jews were constantly present at these feasts. This Mosaic ordinance was only binding upon men, but R. Hillel recommended women always to be present at the Passover. The constant yearly presence of Joseph the carpenter and Mary at this feast is another indication of the rigid obedience of the holy family of Nazareth to the ritual of the Law of Moses.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year,.... Joseph was obliged to go three times a year, as were all the males in Israel, at the feasts of the passover, pentecost, and tabernacles, Deuteronomy 16:16. The first of these is expressed here, at the feast of the passover; but the women were not obliged to go up: for so it is said by the Jews (p), , "the passover of women is voluntary", or in their own power; they might go up to the feast, or not, as they pleased. It is indeed said of Hillell, who was now alive, that he obliged the women to the first, but not to a second passover: to which the Karaites object; the account they give is as follows (q),

"truly the women were obliged, by the school of Hillell, to the offering of the passover; but if they were hindered from the first passover, the second was in their power; that is, the thing depended upon their will and pleasure, whether they would offer or not, which may be justly wondered at; for why should they be obliged to the, first, and not the second? for behold, as to the obligation of the passover, there is no difference between the first passover, and the second, The sum of the matter is, our wise men, on whom be peace, have determined and say, that there is no obligation but to males, who are arrived to maturity.

So that this was a voluntary thing in Mary; which discovers her piety and religion, and her great regard to the ordinances and appointments of God,

(p) T. Hieros. Kiddushin, fol. 61. 3.((q) Eliahu Adderet, p. 39. apud Trigland. de Sect. Karaeorum, p. 28.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

Lu 2:41-52. First Conscious Visit to Jerusalem.

"Solitary flowered out of the wonderful enclosed garden of the thirty years, plucked precisely there where the swollen bud, at a distinctive crisis (at twelve years of age), bursts into flower. To mark that is assuredly the design and the meaning of this record" [Stier].

Luke 2:41 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Boy Jesus at the Temple
41Now His parents went to Jerusalem every year at the Feast of the Passover. 42And when He became twelve, they went up there according to the custom of the Feast;…
Cross References
Exodus 12:11
This is how you are to eat it: with your cloak tucked into your belt, your sandals on your feet and your staff in your hand. Eat it in haste; it is the LORD's Passover.

Exodus 23:15
"Celebrate the Festival of Unleavened Bread; for seven days eat bread made without yeast, as I commanded you. Do this at the appointed time in the month of Aviv, for in that month you came out of Egypt. "No one is to appear before me empty-handed.

Deuteronomy 16:1
Observe the month of Aviv and celebrate the Passover of the LORD your God, because in the month of Aviv he brought you out of Egypt by night.

1 Samuel 1:3
Year after year this man went up from his town to worship and sacrifice to the LORD Almighty at Shiloh, where Hophni and Phinehas, the two sons of Eli, were priests of the LORD.

Luke 2:42
When he was twelve years old, they went up to the festival, according to the custom.

John 2:13
When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
Treasury of Scripture

Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the passover.

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Exodus 23:14-17 Three times you shall keep a feast to me in the year…

Exodus 34:23 Thrice in the year shall all your male children appear before the …

Deuteronomy 12:5-7,11,18 But to the place which the LORD your God shall choose out of all …

Deuteronomy 16:1-8,16 Observe the month of Abib, and keep the passover to the LORD your God…

1 Samuel 1:3,21 And this man went up out of his city yearly to worship and to sacrifice …

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Exodus 12:14 And this day shall be to you for a memorial; and you shall keep it …

Leviticus 23:5 In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is the LORD's passover.

Numbers 28:16 And in the fourteenth day of the first month is the passover of the LORD.

John 2:13 And the Jews' passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

John 6:4 And the passover, a feast of the Jews, was near.

John 11:55 And the Jews' passover was near at hand: and many went out of the …

John 13:1 Now before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew that his hour …

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