Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the passover.…
There is inspiration in the silence of Scripture. The Holy Spirit records only this one incident in the life of Jesus from His infancy to the beginning of His ministry. He thus teaches that quietness and modesty are the best ornaments of youth. And by the special character of this one incident which He has chosen to record, He teaches that the first duty of children is to resort to God, in His House, and in His appointed means of religious instruction and grace; and the second, to be subject to parents and others who are over them in the Lord.
(Bishop Chris. Wordsworth.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the passover.