Matthew 2:2

“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.”

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Other Translations

Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.
- King James Version

"Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we saw his star in the east, and are come to worship him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Saying, Where is the King of the Jews whose birth has now taken place? We have seen his star in the east and have come to give him worship.
- Basic English Bible

Where is the king of the Jews that has been born? for we have seen his star in the east, and have come to do him homage.
- Darby Bible

Saying, Where is he that is born king of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and have come to worship him.
- Webster's Bible

inquiring, "Where is the newly born king of the Jews? For we have seen his Star in the east, and have come here to do him homage."
- Weymouth Bible

Where is he who is born King of the Jews? For we saw his star in the east, and have come to worship him.
- World English Bible

and seiden, Where is he, that is borun king of Jewis? for we han seyn his sterre in the eest, and we comen to worschipe him.
- Wycliffe Bible

saying, `Where is he who was born king of the Jews? for we saw his star in the east, and we came to bow to him.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 2:2


2:2 To do him homage - To pay him that honour, by bowing to the earth before him, which the eastern nations used to pay to their monarchs.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 2:2


Mt 2:2 Where is he that is born King of the Jews? Their question shows two things: (1) That they partook of the general expectation that about this time there would appear in the East a Ruler divinely appointed to his mission. The works of profane writers of this period show that this expectation was general. (2) It is plain that the wise men misapprehended the mission of Christ, and expected him to be a secular king. We have seen his star in the east. No certain conclusion can be reached as to what this appearance in the heavens was, and it is useless to enter into the discussion. It seemed a part of God's plan that Gentiles as well as Jews should offer homage to the infant King.

Discussion for Matthew 2

  • Andrew
    I don't think the wise men were guided by a star. Maybe an alien craft? Stars are not moving around to guide travelers and just stop above where Jesus was. Something else was guiding the wise men towards Jesus.
  • Sally
    Matthew 2:2 Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him. He was born King of the Jews. Born- again are Jews
  • BSP
    Verse 12 Many believe that God sent the start but in this verse we see that Jehovah God is not directing the men to Herod as the star originally had done.
  • Jackie
    We know that God is not slack in him promise to his children and we know that he will all ways be there when we call on his name he come in to the world as a baby but he is Lord over all .thank you Lord for saving my sole and makeing me whole
  • Stanjett
    Matthew 2:19 View whole chapter See verse in context But when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of the Lord appeareth in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, If Herod died here, how is it that he is still alive in Pauls time. He sit in judgement of Paul.
  • Sally
    Matthew 2:6 And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel.

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