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 for Matthew 2:12

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 for Matthew 2:12

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 2:12


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

2:11 They presented to him gifts - It was customary to offer some present to any eminent person whom they visited. And so it is, as travellers observe, in the eastern countries to this day. Gold, frankincense, and myrrh - Probably these were the best things their country afforded; and the presents ordinarily made to great persons. This was a most seasonable, providential assistance for a long and expensive journey into Egypt, a country where they were entirely strangers, and were to stay for a considerable time.


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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