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

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

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.

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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