Matthew 2:10

“When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

When they saw the Starre, they reioyced with exceeding great ioy.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And when they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And when they saw the star they were full of joy.
- Basic English Bible

And when they saw the star they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.
- Darby Bible

When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.
- Webster's Bible

When they saw the star, the sight filled them with intense joy.
- Weymouth Bible

When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy.
- World English Bible

And thei siyen the sterre, and ioyeden with a ful greet ioye.
- Wycliffe Bible

And having seen the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 2:10


2:10 Seeing the star - Standing over where the child was.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 2:10


Mt 2:10 And when they saw the star. This language shows that for a time, at least, they had not seen the star until they left Jerusalem for Bethlehem. Its reappearance caused them great rejoicing, because it showed them that their quest was not in vain.

Discussion for Matthew 2

  • Deborah
    Jesus was destined to save life, even when Herod sought to kill him, he was divinely protected by God. That's how God protects us, nothing can caught short our lives until our destines are fulfilled on earth. Let's all have these faith and never be afraid of pre-mature death no matter the challenges we are facing.
  • A disciple
    "Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came Magi (Persian Astrologers) from the east to Jerusalem, 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." God brings about His plans if His people are ready, or not; and He rules over ALL! "And the Gentiles shall come to thy light.."
  • Chris S .
    Nothing new under the sun
  • Jeff Berry
    Mark Diffin, thankfully Matthews credibility is fully intact. It is commonly accepted that many of the OT prophecies have dual meanings (what some refer to as "telescoping prophecies"). Matthews comment in v 23 has been a little more troubling for some but not many. Matthew may have been referring in some way to the OT Nazarite vow. A Nazarene or one that has vowed a Nazarite vow. Blessings!
  • A disciple
    Yvonne; The Lord DOES want us to know all things and to fully understand His plans. How do we believe in something if we don't understand it? The Bible is a big Book full of knowledge and understanding and everything we need to learn from Him about life, the world, and all we are set to encounter until we're finished with this present existence. The Bible is full of Spirit-inspired prayers for us.
  • Yvonne
    I feel that who are we to try to address Gods plan. We might not understand it but he does, we can't change it, we must except it we don't know why, but God knows. The devil used the king Herroud to destroy those children. Jesus father was directed by God through dreams so that Jesus could be saved, he was predestined to die on the cross for your sins and mine. God I thank you.

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