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

  • Vincentia
    there is the need to always be in tune with God for His direction. Can we imagine what we loose when we miss God's voice that gives direction? God help us to always seek Him.
  • Word
    The cup of wrath that Christ was praying to be taken away was the cup that will be poured at the end. There will be many who have sat in churches all their lives but will be caught in shame and wanting to hide in the mountains because they got caught worshiping the false messiah antichrist. They went for the first Christ and said we are a widow no longer and think their husband has returned.
  • Dewey J
    Linda, I know the bible says God's ways are pass finding out. Pr. 3:5 says trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not on your own understanding. Jesus said in Lk 22:42 concerning his crucifixion asking God to take that cup away but nevertheless not my will but thy will be done. Herod is the evil doer here but we know faithfully that all things work together for our good Ro. 8:28.
  • Lu2677
    Linda, God is righteous.What Herod did in his anger was wicked;murder of innocent children.
    Everything that happens is under the umbrella of Romans 11:33, but God tells his children to come boldly before the thrown and make prayer requests, prayers that are according to his will, he will hear.Praying for restoration is done in faith because God shows compassion and mercy.Trust in his mercy.
  • Sue
    The Bible says out of your mouth comes blessing and curses and it also says that God tempts no man, so if you are a child of God you can command things to line up according to God's will! We are to have self control and if it is not from God and we are controlling our flesh, know that the devil has a part in that issue so open up your mouth and command the devil take his hands off in Jesus' name!!
  • Linda
    Have a question concerning the commentary, where it says that "It was no unrighteous thing for God to permit the babies being killed, that every life is forfeited for his justice, as soon as it begins. If I am understanding this does that mean when things happen to us, we should just know that it is God's plan? And if that is right, then why would we pray for God to take it from us?

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