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.
Darby Bible Translation
And when he was twelve years old, and they went up to Jerusalem according to the custom of the feast
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,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Twelve years old - All males among the Hebrews were required to appear three times a year before God, to attend on the ordinances of religion in the temple, and it is probable that this was the age at which they first went up to Jerusalem, Exodus 23:14-17; Deuteronomy 16:16.
To Jerusalem - Where the feasts of the Jews were all held. This was a journey from Nazareth of about 70 miles.
After the custom of the feast - According to the usual manner of the feast.
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'And He said unto them, How is it that ye sought Me! wist ye not that I must be about My Father's business?' --LUKE ii. 49. A number of spurious gospels have come down to us, which are full of stories, most of them absurd and some of them worse, about the infancy of Jesus Christ. Their puerilities bring out more distinctly the simplicity, the nobleness, the worthiness of this one solitary incident of His early days, which has been preserved for us. How has it been preserved? If you will look over …
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Now His parents went to Jerusalem every year at the Feast of the Passover.
and as they were returning, after spending the full number of days, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. But His parents were unaware of it,
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