Matthew 2:17

“Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Ieremie the Prophet, saying,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then what had been spoken through Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled:
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then was fulfilled that which was spoken through Jeremiah the prophet, saying,
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then the word of Jeremiah the prophet came true,
- Basic English Bible

Then was fulfilled that which was spoken through Jeremias the prophet, saying,
- Darby Bible

Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying,
- Webster's Bible

Then were these words, spoken by the Prophet Jeremiah, fulfilled,
- Weymouth Bible

Then that which was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled, saying,
- World English Bible

Thanne `it was fulfillid, that was seid bi Jeremye, the profete,
- Wycliffe Bible

Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 2:17

2:17 Then was fulfilled - A passage of Scripture, whether prophetic, historical, or poetical, is in the language of the New Testament fulfilled, when an event happens to which it may with great propriety be accommodated.

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 2:17

Mt 2:17 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet. The saying is found in Jer 31:15, and was first spoken with reference to the desolation of Israel by Nebuchadnezzar. The survivors of the Israelites were gathered by their conquerors as captives at Ramah. There the voice of lamentation was heard from the mothers bereft of their offspring. The prophet describes Rachel, the mother of two great tribes, as weeping and refusing to be comforted. It was still more appropriate to the bereaved mothers of Bethlehem. Within half a mile of that city was the tomb of Rachel, and hence the pathetic language of the prophet is again applied to the inconsolable mothers of Bethlehem, as though the Rachel that slept in the tomb were a mourner over her slain offspring. On the site of the tomb Rachel is now a Mohammedan mosque. For the burial of Rachel, see Ge 35:19.

Discussion for Matthew 2

  • Louisse
    Feeling blessed by God!
  • Fred fiore
    Our adversary is always after the holy ones especially the Son of God. Stay vigilant and do not let those little foxes spoil your walk in Christ.
  • Seng awng kareng
    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
    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
    Were very inspirational ,and enlightened by reading Matthew.
  • Bill
    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...

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