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2:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Now after Jesus was born R23 in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod R24 the king, magi F28 from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying,
 
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"Where is He who has been born King R25 of the Jews? For we saw His R26 star in the east and have come to worship Him."
 
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When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.
 
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Gathering together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Messiah F29 was to be born.
 
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They said to him, "In R27 Bethlehem of Judea; for this is what has been written by F30 the prophet:
 
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`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.' "
 
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Then Herod secretly called the magi and determined from them the F31 exact time the R30 star appeared.
 
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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."
 
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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 ]
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When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy.
 
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After coming into the house they saw the Child with Mary R31 His mother; and they fell F32 to the ground and worshiped R32 Him. Then, opening their treasures, they presented to Him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
 
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And having been warned R33 by God in R34 a dream not to return to Herod, the magi left for their own country by another way.
 
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Now when they had gone, behold, an angel R35 of the Lord appeared R36 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 ]
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So Joseph F33 got up and took the Child and His mother while it was still night, and left for Egypt.
 
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He remained F34 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."
 
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Then when Herod saw that he had been tricked by the R39 magi, he became very enraged, and sent and slew R40 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.
 
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Then what had been spoken through Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled:
 
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"A R41 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."
 
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But when Herod died, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared R42 in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, and said,
 
2:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"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."
 
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So Joseph F35 got up, took the Child and His mother, and came into the land of Israel.
 
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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 R43 by God in a dream, he left for the regions of Galilee,
 
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and came and lived in a city called Nazareth. R44 This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophets: "He shall be called a Nazarene." R45
 

FOOTNOTES:
F28 A caste of wise men specializing in astronomy, astrology, and natural science
F29 Gr Christos (Christ)
F30 Or through
F31 Lit the time of the appearing star
F32 Lit prostrated; i.e. face down in a prone position to indicate worship
F33 Lit he
F34 Lit was
F35 Lit he

 

CROSS REFERENCES:
R23 Micah 5:2; Luke 2:4-7
R24 Luke 1:5
R25 Jeremiah 23:5; 30:9; Zechariah 9:9; Matthew 27:11; Luke 19:38; 23:38; John 1:49
R26 Numbers 24:17
R27 John 7:42
R28 Micah 5:2; John 7:42
R29 John 21:16
R30 Numbers 24:17
R31 Matthew 1:18;
R32 Matthew 14:33
R33 Matthew 2:13,19,22; Luke 2:26; Acts 10:22; Hebrews 8:5;
R34 Job 33:15,16; Matthew 1:20
R35 Acts 5:19; 10:7;
R36 Matthew 2:12,19
R37 Hosea 11:1; Numbers 24:8
R38 Exodus 4:22f
R39 Matthew 2:1
R40 Isaiah 59:7
R41 Jeremiah 31:15
R42 Matthew 1:20; 2:12,13,22
R43 Matthew 2:12,13,19
R44 Luke 1:26; 2:39; John 1:45,46
R45 Mark 1:24; John 18:5,7; 19:19

 
 

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