Matthew 2:21

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

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Other Translations

And he arose, and took the young child and his mother, and came into the land of Israel.
- King James Version

So Joseph got up, took the Child and His mother, and came into the land of Israel.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he arose and took the young child and his mother, and came into the land of Israel.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he got up, and took the young child and his mother, and came into the land of Israel.
- Basic English Bible

And he arose and took to [him] the little child and its mother, and came into the land of Israel;
- Darby Bible

And he arose, and took the young child and his mother, and came into the land of Israel.
- Webster's Bible

So he roused himself and took the child and His mother and came into the land of Israel.
- Weymouth Bible

He arose and took the young child and his mother, and came into the land of Israel.
- World English Bible

Joseph roos, and took the child and his modir, and cam in to the loond of Israel.
- Wycliffe Bible

And he, having risen, took the child and his mother, and came to the land of Israel,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 2:21


Mt 2:21 And he arose. and took the young child. He obeyed as promptly as before, waiting obediently upon the Divine will. Came into the land of Israel. This included not only Judea, but Samaria, Galilee and the country beyond the Jordan. The part first reached by Joseph on his return would be Judea.

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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