Matthew 2:12

“And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And being warned of God in a dreame, that they should not returne to Herode, they departed into their owne countrey another way.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And having been warned {by God} in a dream not to return to Herod, the magi left for their own country by another way.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And being warned `of God' in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And it was made clear to them by God in a dream that they were not to go back to Herod; so they went into their country by another way.
- Basic English Bible

And being divinely instructed in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.
- Darby Bible

And being warned by God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.
- Webster's Bible

But being forbidden by God in a dream to return to Herod, they went back to their own country by a different route.
- Weymouth Bible

Being warned in a dream that they shouldn't return to Herod, they went back to their own country another way.
- World English Bible

And whanne thei hadden take an aunswere in sleep, that thei schulden not turne ayen to Eroude, thei turneden ayen bi anothir weie in to her cuntrey.
- Wycliffe Bible

and having been divinely warned in a dream not to turn back unto Herod, through another way they withdrew to their own region.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 2:12


Mt 2:12 Being warned of God in a dream. Probably they were suspicious of Herod, for they could not fail to know his character, and asked God to guide them. He did so by a dream, and hence they avoided Jerusalem on their return.

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