Matthew 2:3

“When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Hierusalem with him.”

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Other Translations

When Herod the king had heard [these things], he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.
- King James Version

When Herod the king heard {this,} he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And when Herod the king heard it, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And when it came to the ears of Herod the king, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.
- Basic English Bible

But Herod the king having heard [of it], was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him;
- Darby Bible

When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.
- Webster's Bible

Reports of this soon reached the king, and greatly agitated not only him but all the people of Jerusalem.
- Weymouth Bible

When King Herod heard it, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.
- World English Bible

But king Eroude herde, and was trublid, and al Jerusalem with hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

And Herod the king having heard, was stirred, and all Jerusalem with him,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 2:3


Mt 2:3 Herod . . . was troubled. The trouble of Herod is easily accounted for. He was a usurper. This news seemed to portend a legitimate king, a rival for the throne, around whom the Jewish nation would rally. All Jerusalem with him. The capital was in commotion. It was the seat of Herod's power, and his staunchest supporters were there.

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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