New International Version
Then he went down to Nazareth with them and was obedient to them. But his mother treasured all these things in her heart.
King James Bible
And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject unto them: but his mother kept all these sayings in her heart.
Darby Bible Translation
And he went down with them and came to Nazareth, and he was in subjection to them. And his mother kept all these things in her heart.
World English Bible
And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth. He was subject to them, and his mother kept all these sayings in her heart.
Young's Literal Translation
and he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and he was subject to them, and his mother was keeping all these sayings in her heart,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Was subject unto them - Behaved towards them with all dutiful submission. Probably his working with his hands at his reputed father's business, is here also implied: see on Luke 2:41 (note). No child among the Jews was ever brought up in idleness. Is not this the carpenter? was a saying of those Jews who appear to have had a proper knowledge of his employment while in Joseph's house. See the note on Matthew 13:55.
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Christ About his Father's Business
His brothers were jealous of him, but his father kept the matter in mind.
I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.
"This is the end of the matter. I, Daniel, was deeply troubled by my thoughts, and my face turned pale, but I kept the matter to myself."
While Jesus was still talking to the crowd, his mother and brothers stood outside, wanting to speak to him.
At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan.
But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.
When Joseph and Mary had done everything required by the Law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee to their own town of Nazareth.
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