Matthew 2:5

“And they said vnto him, In Bethlehem of Iudea: For thus it is written by the Prophet;”

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Other Translations

And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet,
- King James Version

They said to him, "In Bethlehem of Judea; for this is what has been written by the prophet:
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written through the prophet,
- American Standard Version (1901)

And they said to him, In Beth-lehem of Judaea; for so it is said in the writings of the prophet,
- Basic English Bible

And they said to him, In Bethlehem of Judaea; for thus it is written through the prophet:
- Darby Bible

And they said to him, In Bethlehem of Judea: for thus it is written by the prophet,
- Webster's Bible

At Bethlehem in Judaea, they replied; "for so it stands written in the words of the Prophet,
- Weymouth Bible

They said to him, "In Bethlehem of Judea, for this is written through the prophet,
- World English Bible

And thei seiden to hym, In Bethleem of Juda; for so it is writun bi a profete,
- Wycliffe Bible

And they said to him, `In Beth-Lehem of Judea, for thus it hath been written through the prophet,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 2:5


Mt 2:5 For thus it is written by the prophet. The prophet here referred to is Micah, who lived about seven centuries before Christ. See Mic 5:1,2.

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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