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

  • Lucy Wanjiru
    The book of Mathew is such an encouragement,it is edifying to note that if we share in christ suffering, we shall share in his glory. Worth noting also is how as human being we may want to avoid suffering, yet the out come is so great..!

  • Lucinda Palestrant
    John, The verse does not say, as you claim, "Joseph did not know the prophesy." You are making an assumption. The Lord leading them is fulfilling prophesy. If scripture doesn't say "he didn't know" neither should we.
  • Lucinda Palestrant
    Holly, Matthew 2; you asked,"what is the star" the star is exactly what scripture says it is. Don't think past what scripture says, you will miss the truth. Our thoughts are not his thoughts, his ways are not our ways.
    His thoughts are higher than ours.
  • Lucinda Palestrant
    Holly,Matthew2:13; The "angel of the Lord is Christ", he fulfills prophesy. It doesn't say in this chapter whether Joseph knew all the prophesies or that he didn't. You are assuming he didn't know. The Lord does as he pleases. If scripture doesn't say he didn't know; neither should we.. Proverbs 3:5-7 I hope this helps.
  • John
    Joseph was lead by God at that time because he did did not know the prophesy at that time, he just did what the angels told him to do
  • Holly Allen
    I was curious about this star? What exactly was it? Apparently everything in this chapter was prophesied including Joseph fleeing to Egypt, all the children under 2 in Bethlehem area being slaughtered and Joseph going to Nazareth. If everything was prophesied..why didn't Joseph just leave and go directly to Nazareth after Jesus was born? Guessing Joseph did not know all the prophecies?

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