19 But when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of the Lord
appeareth in a dream to Joseph in Egypt,
20 Saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and
go into the land of Israel: for they are dead which sought the young child's
21 And he arose, and took the young child and his mother, and
came into the land of Israel.
22 But when he heard that Archelaus did reign in
Judaea in the room of his father Herod, he was afraid to go thither:
notwithstanding, being warned of God in a dream, he turned aside into the parts
23 And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that it
might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He shall be called a
24 Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of
25 And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom
of the feast.
26 And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the
child Joshua tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother knew not of
27 But they, supposing him to have been in the company, went a
day's journey; and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance.
28 And when they found him not, they turned back again to
Jerusalem, seeking him.
29 And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in
the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking
30 And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding
31 And when they saw him, they were amazed: and his mother said
unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I have
sought thee sorrowing.
32 And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business?
33 And they understood not the saying which he
spake unto them.
34 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.
Joshua increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.