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 Matthew 2
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The NAS Strong's Version
   Book of Matthew
   Chapter 2
2:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying,
 
2:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him."
 
2:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.
 
2:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Gathering together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Messiah was to be born.
 
2:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
They said to him, "In Bethlehem of Judea; for this is what has been written by the prophet:
 
2:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
'AND YOU, BETHLEHEM, LAND OF JUDAH, ARE BY NO MEANS LEAST AMONG THE LEADERS OF JUDAH; FOR OUT OF YOU SHALL COME FORTH A RULER WHO WILL SHEPHERD MY PEOPLE ISRAEL.' "
 
2:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then Herod secretly called the magi and determined from them the exact time the star appeared.
 
2:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
And he sent them to Bethlehem and said, "Go and search carefully for the Child; and when you have found Him, report to me, so that I too may come and worship Him."
 
2:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
After hearing the king, they went their way; and the star, which they had seen in the east, went on before them until it came and stood over the place where the Child was.
 
2:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy.
 
2:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
After coming into the house they saw the Child with Mary His mother; and they fell to the ground and worshiped Him. Then, opening their treasures, they presented to Him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
 
2:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
And having been warned by God in a dream not to return to Herod, the magi left for their own country by another way.
 
2:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Now when they had gone, behold, an angel of the Lord *appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, "Get up! Take the Child and His mother and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you; for Herod is going to search for the Child to destroy Him."
 
2:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So Joseph got up and took the Child and His mother while it was still night, and left for Egypt.
 
2:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
He remained there until the death of Herod. This was to fulfill what had been spoken by the Lord through the prophet: "OUT OF EGYPT I CALLED MY SON."
 
2:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then when Herod saw that he had been tricked by the magi, he became very enraged, and sent and slew all the male children who were in Bethlehem and all its vicinity, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had determined from the magi.
 
2:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then what had been spoken through Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled:
 
2:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"A VOICE WAS HEARD IN RAMAH, WEEPING AND GREAT MOURNING, RACHEL WEEPING FOR HER CHILDREN; AND SHE REFUSED * TO BE COMFORTED, BECAUSE THEY WERE NO MORE."
 
2:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
But when Herod died, behold, an angel of the Lord *appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, and said,
 
2:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"Get up, take the Child and His mother, and go into the land of Israel; for those who sought the Child's life are dead."
 
2:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So Joseph got up, took the Child and His mother, and came into the land of Israel.
 
2:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning over Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there. Then after being warned by God in a dream, he left for the regions of Galilee,
 
2:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
and came and lived in a city called Nazareth. This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophets: "He shall be called a Nazarene."
 
 

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