Joseph and Mary lived in Nazareth with Jesus and their other sons and daughters.
E Nazarẹt ẹre Josẹf, e Meri, Jesu kevbe emọ ọvbehe ne Josẹf vbe Meri biẹlẹ ghaa ye.
Joseph supported the family by working as a carpenter, and he taught them about Jehovah and his Law.
Iwinna ekabita ẹre Josẹf ghaa ru, ne ọ ya gha koko ẹgbẹe ọre; ọ vbe gha maa ẹgbẹe ọre Uhi e Jehova.
The family went to the synagogue regularly to worship and to Jerusalem for the Passover each year.
Ẹghẹ hia ẹre iran ya gha yo e sinagọg, ya gha ga Osanobua; ukpo ukpo ẹre iran vbe ya gha yo e Jerusalẹm ya gha do Ugie Alagberra.
When Jesus was 12 years old, his family made the long trip to Jerusalem as usual.
Vbe Jesu ghi rre ukpo 12, ẹgbẹe ọre na mu okhian gha rrie Jerusalẹm vbene iran ka ruẹ.
The city was crowded with people who had come to celebrate the Passover.
Emwa bun ni rrie Jerusalẹm rhunmwuda Ugie Alagberra.
Afterward, Joseph and Mary began the journey home, thinking that Jesus was traveling with the group.
Vbe iran ghi do ugie fo nẹ, e Josẹf vbe Meri na werriegbe gha die owa, vbene iran na gha roro ẹre wẹẹ Jesu rre uwu ẹbu ni mu okhian dee.
But when they looked for him among their relatives, they couldn’t find him.
Sokpan vbe iran ghi gualọ Jesu vbuwe ẹbu etẹn iran, iran ma miẹn ọnrẹn.
They returned to Jerusalem, and for three days, they searched for their son.
Iran na werriegbe gha rrie Jerusalẹm ya gualọ ovbi iran.
Finally, they went to the temple. There was Jesus, sitting in the middle of the teachers, listening carefully and asking good questions.
Vbe ọ ghi rre ikpẹdẹ eha, iran na do miẹn Jesu vbe ọgua Osa, vbe ọ tota ye uwu ẹbu avbe ọmamwaemwi gha danmwehọ iran kevbe wẹẹ, ọ na gha nọ iran ọta ughughan ne kpataki.
The teachers were so impressed with Jesus that they began asking him questions.
Ẹmwẹ Jesu na wa gha yẹẹ avbe ọmamwaemwi na, iran na vbe gha nọ rẹn ọta.
And they were amazed by his answers.
Jesu gha wa rhie ewanniẹn ye inọta ọghe iran, egbe ghi wa wọọ iran.
They could see that he understood Jehovah’s Law.
Ọ na wa vẹ ne iran rẹn wẹẹ Jesu rẹn Uhi e Jehova ẹsẹsẹmwẹse.
Joseph and Mary had been very worried.
Orhiọn e Meri vbe Josẹf ma sotọ ne iran ya gha gualọ Jesu.
E Meri keghi tama Jesu wẹẹ:
‘Child, we have been looking everywhere for you!
‘Ọ kpẹẹ re ne ima ke gualọ ruẹ ovbimwẹ!
Where have you been?’
Jesu keghi wanniẹn wẹẹ:
‘Did you not know that I must be here in my Father’s house?’
‘De ehe ọvbehe ne I khian gha ye, vbọ gberra owa erha mwẹ?’
Jesus went home with his parents to Nazareth.
Jesu na ghi lele evbibiẹ ọre gha rrie Nazarẹt.
Joseph taught Jesus how to do the work of a carpenter.
E Josẹf keghi maa Jesu iwinna ekabita.
What sort of person do you think Jesus was as a young man?
De aro ọmwa ne uwẹ yayi wẹẹ Jesu ghaa khin vbe ọ rre igbama?
As he grew up, Jesus increased in wisdom and in favor with God and men.
Vbene Jesu ya gha waan, erriọ ẹre ọ vbe ya gha mwẹ ẹwaẹn yọ, ẹmwẹ ọnrẹn na gha yẹẹ Osanobua kevbe emwa nagbọn.
“To do your will, O my God, is my delight, and your law is deep within me.”—Psalm 40:8
“U miẹn vbe iho ruẹ ne a ru yẹẹ mwẹ hẹ Osanobua mwẹ! I rhie iruẹmwi ruẹn ye uwu ekhọe mwẹ.”—Psalm 40:8
Where did Joseph and Mary find Jesus?
De ehe ne Josẹf vbe Meri na ghi miẹn Jesu?
Why was he there?
De emwi ne Jesu ghaa ru vba?