Matthew 2:5

“And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Matthew 2:5

And they said vnto him, In Bethlehem of Iudea: For thus it is written by the Prophet;
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

They said to him, "In Bethlehem of Judea; for this is what has been written by the prophet:
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written through the prophet,
- American Standard Version (1901)

And they said to him, In Beth-lehem of Judaea; for so it is said in the writings of the prophet,
- Basic English Bible

And they said to him, In Bethlehem of Judaea; for thus it is written through the prophet:
- Darby Bible

And they said to him, In Bethlehem of Judea: for thus it is written by the prophet,
- Webster's Bible

At Bethlehem in Judaea, they replied; "for so it stands written in the words of the Prophet,
- Weymouth Bible

They said to him, "In Bethlehem of Judea, for this is written through the prophet,
- World English Bible

And thei seiden to hym, In Bethleem of Juda; for so it is writun bi a profete,
- Wycliffe Bible

And they said to him, `In Beth-Lehem of Judea, for thus it hath been written through the prophet,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Matthew 2:5

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 2:5


2:4 The chief priests - That is, not only the high priest and his deputy, with those who formerly had borne that office: but also the chief man in each of those twenty - four courses, into which the body of priests were divided, #1Chron 24:6-19|. The scribes were those whose peculiar business it was to explain the Scriptures to the people. They were the public preachers, or expounders of the law of Moses. Whence the chief of them were called doctors of the law.

2:6 Thou art in nowise the least among the princes of Judah - That is, among the cities belonging to the princes or heads of thousands in Judah. When this and several other quotations from the Old Testament are compared with the original, it plainly appears, the apostles did not always think it necessary exactly to transcribe the passages they cited, but contented themselves with giving the general sense, though with some diversity of language. The words of Micah, which we render, Though thou be little, may be rendered, Art thou little? And then the difference which seems to be here between the prophet and the evangelist vanishes away. #Micah 5:2|.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 2:5


Mt 2:5 For thus it is written by the prophet. The prophet here referred to is Micah, who lived about seven centuries before Christ. See Mic 5:1,2.

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