Matthew 2:8

“And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Goe, and search diligently for the yong child, and when ye haue found him, bring me word againe, that I may come and worship him also.”

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Other Translations

And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found [him], bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also.
- King James Version

And he sent them to Bethlehem and said, "Go and search carefully for the Child; and when you have found {Him,} report to me, so that I too may come and worship Him."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search out exactly concerning the young child; and when ye have found `him,' bring me word, that I also may come and worship him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he sent them to Beth-lehem and said, Go and make certain where the young child is; and when you have seen him, let me have news of it, so that I may come and give him worship.
- Basic English Bible

and having sent them to Bethlehem, said, Go, search out accurately concerning the child, and when ye shall have found [him] bring me back word, so that *I* also may come and do him homage.
- Darby Bible

And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go, and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also.
- Webster's Bible

He then directed them to go to Bethlehem, adding, "Go and make careful inquiry about the child, and when you have found him, bring me word, that I too may come and do him homage."
- Weymouth Bible

He sent them to Bethlehem, and said, "Go and search diligently for the young child. When you have found him, bring me word, so that I also may come and worship him."
- World English Bible

And he sente hem in to Bethleem, and seide, Go ye, and axe ye bisili of the child, and whanne yee han foundun, telle ye it to me, that Y also come, and worschipe hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

and having sent them to Beth-Lehem, he said, `Having gone -- inquire ye exactly for the child, and whenever ye may have found, bring me back word, that I also having come may bow to him.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 2:8


2:8 And if ye find him, bring me word - Probably Herod did not believe he was born; otherwise would not so suspicious a prince have tried to make sure work at once?


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 2:8


Mt 2:8 And he sent them to Bethlehem. Herod commanded them to search out the young child and bring him word, but lied as to his object, which was murder instead of worship.

Discussion for Matthew 2

  • 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.
  • Bruce
    Brittany: Do You Know About Christmas? Or Easter? Maybe Easter is The Best Day Ever for Us. Jesus Died on The Cross to Pay for Our Sins. He came Out of The Grave. Now We Can be with Him Forever. I Will See You in Heaven

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