Matthew 2:7

“Then Herod, when he had priuily called the Wise men, enquired of them diligently what time the Starre appeared:”

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Other Translations

Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, enquired of them diligently what time the star appeared.
- King James Version

Then Herod secretly called the magi and determined from them the exact time the star appeared.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then Herod privily called the Wise-men, and learned of them exactly what time the star appeared.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then Herod sent for the wise men privately, and put questions to them about what time the star had been seen.
- Basic English Bible

Then Herod, having secretly called the magi, inquired of them accurately the time of the star that was appearing;
- Darby Bible

Then Herod, when he had privately called the wise men, inquired of them diligently what time the star appeared.
- Webster's Bible

Thereupon Herod sent privately for the Magi and ascertained from them the exact time of the star's appearing.
- Weymouth Bible

Then Herod secretly called the wise men, and learned from them exactly what time the star appeared.
- World English Bible

Thanne Eroude clepide pryueli the astromyens, and lernyde bisili of hem the tyme of the sterre that apperide to hem.
- Wycliffe Bible

Then Herod, privately having called the mages, did inquire exactly from them the time of the appearing star,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 2:7


Mt 2:7 Herod, when he had privily called the wise men. The crafty and cruel king had gained one point--he now knew where the Christ was to be born. He therefore asks another question of the wise men, by which he hopes to ascertain the age of the royal child. What time the star appeared. The fact that, as stated below, he slew the children of two years and under, denotes that the star had been seen first about two years before.

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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