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1 Now when Iesus was borne in Bethlehem of Iudea, in the dayes of Herod the king, behold, there came Wise men from the East to Hierusalem,

2 Saying, Where is he that is borne King of the Iewes? for we haue seene his Starre in the East, and are come to worship him.

3 When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Hierusalem with him.

4 And when he had gathered all the chiefe Priests and Scribes of the people together, hee demanded of them where Christ should be borne.

5 And they said vnto him, In Bethlehem of Iudea: For thus it is written by the Prophet;

6 And thou Bethlehem in the land of Iuda, art not the least among the Princes of Iuda: for out of thee shall come a Gouernour, that shall rule my people Israel.

7 Then Herod, when he had priuily called the Wise men, enquired of them diligently what time the Starre appeared:

8 And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Goe, and search diligently for the yong child, and when ye haue found him, bring me word againe, that I may come and worship him also.

9 When they had heard the King, they departed, and loe, the Starre which they saw in the East, went before them, till it came and stood ouer where the young childe was.

10 When they saw the Starre, they reioyced with exceeding great ioy.

11 And when they were come into the house, they saw the yong child with Mary his mother, and fell downe, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented vnto him gifts, gold, and frankincense, and myrrhe.

12 And being warned of God in a dreame, that they should not returne to Herode, they departed into their owne countrey another way.

13 And when they were departed, behold, the Angel of the Lord appeareth to Ioseph in a dreame, saying, Arise and take the young childe, and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and bee thou there vntill I bring thee word: for Herode will seeke the young childe, to destroy him.

14 When he arose, he tooke the yong childe and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt:

15 And was there vntill the death of Herode, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the Prophet, saying, Out of Egypt haue I called my sonne.

16 Then Herode, when hee saw that hee was mocked of the Wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent foorth, and slewe all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two yeeres olde and vnder, according to the time, which he had diligently enquired of the Wise men.

17 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Ieremie the Prophet, saying,

18 In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.

19 But when Herode was dead, behold, an Angel of the Lord appeareth in a dreame to Ioseph in Egypt,

20 Saying, Arise, and take the yong childe and his mother, and goe into the land of Israel: for they are dead which sought the yong childes life.

21 And he arose, and tooke the yong childe and his mother, and came into the land of Israel.

22 But when he heard that Archelaus did reigne in Iudea in the roome of his father Herod, hee was afraid to goe thither: notwithstanding, beeing warned of God in a dreame, he turned aside into the parts of Galilee:

23 And hee came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Prophets, He shalbe called a Nazarene.


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Seng awng kareng's Matthew Chapter 2 comment on 8/29/2015, 5:24am...

Herod's life may had been taken by God because he worried for sustaining the ruling power selfishness and causing many innocent young lives acting out anger . God has plans for our life. The cost requires to carry out his plan God will provide everything but we need to listen to His direction and follow immediately. In order to hear Instructions from God we need to be in fellowship with God at all times and be right with God Joseph was called righteous man of God and thus he was appointed to be Jesus foster father on this earth and do all protection by following God's direction. Even Joseph was considered an ordinary man he was able to travel to a far distance land to escape when the dream was presented to him by God to protect young Jesus I'm sure it can not be done without a cost...some of the precious gifts presented to Jesus may have been used in the journey to Egypt. For a believer God's provision could come through strangers to fulfill His will.


Anonymous's Matthew Chapter 2 comment on 8/02/2015, 3:00pm...

I am very glad that Christ was born for us as also he in return died for our sin and then rose again to the right hand of the Father. Thank God for his son Jesus.


Noah D.Sumter's Matthew Chapter 2 comment on 7/18/2015, 12:21pm...

Were very inspirational ,and enlightened by reading Matthew.


Bill's Matthew Chapter 2 comment on 6/19/2015, 8:50am...

I really appreciate this website. Very clear and simple approach to Bible reading. An example that stood out today was that the religious rulers were more than willing albeit demanded of to point out to Herod where the messiah would be born...and they were troubled...


Anonymous's Matthew Chapter 2 comment about verse 9 on 5/22/2015, 5:13am...

I thank God for his Son Jesus


Anonymous's Matthew Chapter 2 comment on 3/04/2015, 4:39pm...

The wise men had a hunger to worshi Jesus. As a result of hunger. God the father led them through the Holy Ghost in the form of the star. Cause Jesus is child of the Holy Ghost as recorded in Matt 1. The wise understood that ut would be impossible to worship him without drawing closer to him. If they were far away from they could not worship. Satan and his demons will try to prevent anyone from knowing or drawing closer to Jesus as did through Herod and his agents. But if there is determination , one will succeed.there will be rejoicing As one is led by the Spirit in this case in the form of star. Ultimately one will find the lord as they did. It is written ' seek me and u ll find me if u seek me with all the heart '


Insight 777's Matthew Chapter 2 comment on 2/18/2015, 2:25pm...

Verse 11, People assume that the wise men found Jesus in Bethlehem at his birth. That may not be correct. Herod told the wise men to go to Bethlehem to seek Jesus but the scriptures say that they followed the star for guidance, no mention of their following Herod 's advice. Joseph and Mary left Bethlehem for Jerusalem to dedicate Jesus to the Lord. I think that the star stayed with Jesus at this time. The wise men may have found Jesus in Jerusalem while Jesus was there, LUKE 2v22. This may be why they found a young child in a house not a baby in a manger. The time of Passover attracts a great many people and it seems like the wise men would have been seeking information about Jesus there. Verse 41 in Luke chapter 2 says that Joseph and Mary went to Jerusalem every year for Passover feast. It is possible that 2 years had passed before Herod realized the wise men were not returning to him with information about Jesus since he ordered children 2 years of age and under to be killed. No one knows how long it took for the wise men to find Jesus. Luke does not discuss the wise men or the flight to Egypt to avoid Herod.


Insight 777's Matthew Chapter 2 comment on 2/15/2015, 1:18pm...

Verse 19, Herod is a name used by several kings. Herod the Great died in 4BC, that is 4 years before Jesus was born. Herod Archelaus born 23 BC - died AD 18 the man that took over his rule, must be the dead Herod spoken of in verse 19 and not Herod Antipas or Herod the Great. Herod Antipas killed John the Baptist yet John baptized the adult Jesus. So verse 22 must mean that as Joseph was preparing to return to Israel someone told him that Herod Archelaus was still alive and ruling. This could be misinformation given by someone Joseph knew. So still following the Lords message to return to Israel because Herod was dead, Joseph went to Nazareth in fear because of the rumor he heard. So Jesus at this point in time could have been 18 years old. Still called a young child because he had not yet been baptized and was still in his teens. Child is a word that a person retains throughout their life. One is always a child of their parent. Asking an 80 year old person how many children they have, the reply could be, my first child is 60 years old, my second child is 55, etc.


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