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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Saying, Where is he that is borne King of the Iewes? for we haue seene his Starre in the East, and are come to worship him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we saw his star in the east, and are come to worship him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Saying, Where is the King of the Jews whose birth has now taken place? We have seen his star in the east and have come to give him worship.
- Basic English Bible

Where is the king of the Jews that has been born? for we have seen his star in the east, and have come to do him homage.
- Darby Bible

Saying, Where is he that is born king of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and have come to worship him.
- Webster's Bible

inquiring, "Where is the newly born king of the Jews? For we have seen his Star in the east, and have come here to do him homage."
- Weymouth Bible

Where is he who is born King of the Jews? For we saw his star in the east, and have come to worship him.
- World English Bible

and seiden, Where is he, that is borun king of Jewis? for we han seyn his sterre in the eest, and we comen to worschipe him.
- Wycliffe Bible

saying, `Where is he who was born king of the Jews? for we saw his star in the east, and we came to bow to him.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 2:2


2:2 To do him homage - To pay him that honour, by bowing to the earth before him, which the eastern nations used to pay to their monarchs.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 2:2


Mt 2:2 Where is he that is born King of the Jews? Their question shows two things: (1) That they partook of the general expectation that about this time there would appear in the East a Ruler divinely appointed to his mission. The works of profane writers of this period show that this expectation was general. (2) It is plain that the wise men misapprehended the mission of Christ, and expected him to be a secular king. We have seen his star in the east. No certain conclusion can be reached as to what this appearance in the heavens was, and it is useless to enter into the discussion. It seemed a part of God's plan that Gentiles as well as Jews should offer homage to the infant King.

Discussion for Matthew 2:2

  • This verse came in my last nite's dream that I should read it, to me it means that I should always in my life seek him in everything that happens in my life and others (i.e. direct others to him so that they honour His greatness always in everything that happens on this earth)

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