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

New Living Translation
When Jesus was twelve years old, they attended the festival as usual.

English Standard Version
And when he was twelve years old, they went up according to custom.

Berean Study Bible
And when He was twelve years old, they went up according to the custom of the Feast.

Berean Literal Bible
And when He was twelve years old, they having gone up according to the custom of the Feast,

New American Standard Bible
And when He became twelve, they went up there according to the custom of the Feast;

King James Bible
And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast.

Christian Standard Bible
When he was twelve years old, they went up according to the custom of the festival.

Contemporary English Version
And when Jesus was twelve years old, they all went there as usual for the celebration.

Good News Translation
When Jesus was twelve years old, they went to the festival as usual.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When He was 12 years old, they went up according to the custom of the festival.

International Standard Version
When Jesus was twelve years old, they went up to the festival as usual.

NET Bible
When he was twelve years old, they went up according to custom.

New Heart English Bible
When he was twelve years old, they went up according to the custom of the feast,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And when he was twelve years old, they went out to the feast just as they had been accustomed;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When he was 12 years old, they went as usual.

New American Standard 1977
And when He became twelve, they went up there according to the custom of the Feast;

Jubilee Bible 2000
And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast.

King James 2000 Bible
And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem according to the custom of the feast.

American King James Version
And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast.

American Standard Version
And when he was twelve years old, they went up after the custom of the feast;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when he was twelve years old, they going up into Jerusalem, according to the custom of the feast,

Darby Bible Translation
And when he was twelve years old, and they went up [to Jerusalem] according to the custom of the feast

English Revised Version
And when he was twelve years old, they went up after the custom of the feast;

Webster's Bible Translation
And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem according to the custom of the feast.

Weymouth New Testament
And when He was twelve years old they went up as was customary at the time of the Feast, and,

World English Bible
When he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem according to the custom of the feast,

Young's Literal Translation
and when he became twelve years old, they having gone up to Jerusalem, according to the custom of the feast,
Study Bible GRK ▾ 
The Boy Jesus at the Temple
41Every year His parents went to Jerusalem for the Feast of the Passover. 42And when He was twelve years old, they went up according to the custom of the Feast. 43When those days were over and they were returning home, the boy Jesus remained behind in Jerusalem, but His parents were unaware He had stayed.…
Cross References
Luke 2:41
Every year His parents went to Jerusalem for the Feast of the Passover.

Luke 2:43
When those days were over and they were returning home, the boy Jesus remained behind in Jerusalem, but His parents were unaware He had stayed.

Treasury of Scripture

And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast.







Lexicon
And
Καὶ (Kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

when
ὅτε (hote)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3753: When, at which time. From hos and te; at which too, i.e. When.

He was
ἐγένετο (egeneto)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1096: A prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; to cause to be, i.e. to become, used with great latitude.

twelve
δώδεκα (dōdeka)
Adjective - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 1427: Twelve; the usual way in which the Twelve apostles of Jesus are referred to. From duo and deka; two and ten, i.e. A dozen.

years [old],
ἐτῶν (etōn)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 2094: A year. Apparently a primary word; a year.

they
αὐτῶν (autōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

went up
ἀναβαινόντων (anabainontōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 305: To go up, mount, ascend; of things: I rise, spring up, come up. From ana and the base of basis; to go up.

according to
κατὰ (kata)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 2596: A primary particle; down, in varied relations (genitive, dative or accusative) with which it is joined).

the
τὸ (to)
Article - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

custom
ἔθος (ethos)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 1485: A custom, habit; an institute, rite. From etho; a usage.

of the
τῆς (tēs)
Article - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Feast.
ἑορτῆς (heortēs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1859: A festival, feast, periodically recurring. Of uncertain affinity; a festival.
(42)When he was twelve years old.--The stages of Jewish childhood were marked as follows:--At three the boy was weaned, and wore for the first time the fringed or tasselled garment prescribed by Numbers 15:38-41, and Deuteronomy 22:12. His education began, at first under the mother's care. At five he was to learn the Law, at first by extracts written on scrolls of the more important passages, the Shemk or Creed of Deuteronomy 2:4, the Hallel or Festival Psalms (Psalms 114-118, 136), and by catechetical teaching in school. At twelve he became more directly responsible for his obedience to the Law, and on the day when he attained the age of thirteen, put on for the first time the phylacteries which were worn at the recital of his daily prayer. (See Note on Matthew 23:5.) It was accordingly an epoch of transition analogous to that which obtains among us at Confirmation. It was, therefore in strict accordance with usage, with perhaps a slight anticipation of the actual day, that the "child Jesus" should, at the age of twelve, have gone up with His parents to Jerusalem. If the conjecture suggested in the Notes on Luke 2:8, that the birth of our Lord coincided with the Paschal Season, be accepted, He may actually have completed His thirteenth year during the Feast; and so have become, in the fullest sense, one of the "children of the Law," bound to study it and know its meaning. This at least fits in with, and in fact explains, the narrative that follows. In the later Maxims of the Fathers (Pirke Aboth) two other stages of education were marked out. At ten, a boy was to enter on the study of the Mischna (= "comments"), or body of traditional interpretations of the Law; at eighteen, on that of the Gemara (= "completeness"), or wider collection of sayings or legends, which, with the Mischna, made up what is known as the Talmud (= "learning," or "doctrine").

Verse 42. - And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast. When a Jewish boy was three years old he was given the tasselled garment directed by the Law (Numbers 15:38-41; Deuteronomy 22:12). At five he usually began to learn portions of the Law, under his mother's direction; these were passages written on scrolls, such as the shema or creed of Deuteronomy 6:4, the Hallel Psalms (Psalm 114, 118, 136). When the boy was thirteen years old he wore, for the first time, the phylacteries, which the Jew always put on at the recital of the daily prayer. In the well-known and most ancient 'Maxims of the Fathers' ('Pirke Avoth'), we read that, at the age of ten, a boy was to commence the study of the Mishna (the Mishna was a compilation of traditional interpretations of the Law); at eighteen he was to be instructed in the Gemara (the Gemara was a vast collection of interpretations of the Mishna. The Mishua and Gemara together make up the Talmud. The Mishna may roughly be termed the text, the Gemara the commentary, of the Talmud). 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.
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