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

  • 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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