Matthew 2:3

“When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Hierusalem with him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

When Herod the king heard {this,} he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And when Herod the king heard it, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And when it came to the ears of Herod the king, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.
- Basic English Bible

But Herod the king having heard [of it], was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him;
- Darby Bible

When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.
- Webster's Bible

Reports of this soon reached the king, and greatly agitated not only him but all the people of Jerusalem.
- Weymouth Bible

When King Herod heard it, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.
- World English Bible

But king Eroude herde, and was trublid, and al Jerusalem with hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

And Herod the king having heard, was stirred, and all Jerusalem with him,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 2:3


Mt 2:3 Herod . . . was troubled. The trouble of Herod is easily accounted for. He was a usurper. This news seemed to portend a legitimate king, a rival for the throne, around whom the Jewish nation would rally. All Jerusalem with him. The capital was in commotion. It was the seat of Herod's power, and his staunchest supporters were there.

Discussion for Matthew 2

  • BSP
    Verse 13 and 14: We see that Jehovah God urged Joseph and Mary to take precautions to protect the life of Jesus. God wants parents today to take precaution to protect their children from danger.
  • Mark Diffin
    I love this chapter. First Matthew in v15 quotes half of a verse from Hosea 11:1 since the whole verse would show Hosea is speak of the Israel nation. 2nd in v18 he quote Jeremiah, who is talking of Rachel mourning her children going into exile and not of babies being killed. And to top it off in v23 he quotes a prophesy that does not exist! Thanks Matthew, you have destroyed all your credibility!
  • Donna Cromb
    3; and Herod was upset and all Jerusalem with him. Why? I can see why Herod didn't want a new king to replace him, but why would the rest of the big city be upset? It was odd too that the scribes and Pharisees didn't know, but the wise men in another country did. Maybe they were the others upset, they didn't know He was coming?
  • Insight777
    God knows what is in the heart, thoughts of people from birth to death. God knows what people are going to do before they do it. God knows before they chose what they will chose. God said Satan has angels. Understand Satan will present himself as an angel of light. Satan will say he is the light! Satan plotted to kill Jesus before his ministry and used these 3 men as scouts. Gods angel intervened.
  • A disciple
    Insight; You think that "God would never do that!" But it wasn't God that made Herod be evil. Also as far as God's guidance; we shouldn't think that God wants us to not think and act for ourselves. He has often and many times SENT His servants to speak to those who would respond with hatred, hostility and violence; and He has reasons for everything He directs in the world, even among His enemies.
  • Insight777
    If God Father of Jesus guided the "wise" men they would never have gone to Herod. God would never plan to put his infant son in danger nor plot the death of so many innocent babies so that his son could have perfume and gold. Money is the root of evil. Myrrh is used for embalming Jesus. The word wise is misleading, calling Jesus, King of the Jews not Son of God. Jesus did not rule Israel as king.

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