Matthew 2:9

“When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

When they had heard the King, they departed, and loe, the Starre which they saw in the East, went before them, till it came and stood ouer where the young childe was.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

After hearing the king, they went their way; and the star, which they had seen in the east, went on before them until it came and stood over {the place} where the Child was.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And they, having heard the king, went their way; and lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And after hearing the king, they went on their way; and the star which they saw in the east went before them, till it came to rest over the place where the young child was.
- Basic English Bible

And they having heard the king went their way; and lo, the star, which they had seen in the east, went before them until it came and stood over the place where the little child was.
- Darby Bible

When they had heard the king, they departed; and lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.
- Webster's Bible

After hearing what the king said, they went to Bethlehem, while, strange to say, the star they had seen in the east led them on until it came and stood over the place where the babe was.
- Weymouth Bible

They, having heard the king, went their way; and behold, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, until it came and stood over where the young child was.
- World English Bible

And whanne thei hadden herd the kyng, thei wenten forth. And lo! the sterre, that thei siyen in the eest, wente bifore hem, til it cam, and stood aboue, where the child was.
- Wycliffe Bible

And they, having heard the king, departed, and lo, the star, that they did see in the east, did go before them, till, having come, it stood over where the child was.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 2:9


Mt 2:9 They departed. They probably departed immediately after their interview with Herod, and as the appearance of the star as soon as they started indicates that it was right, they probably saw Herod in the evening. The star . . . went before them. This language implies a miraculous appearance, like a star, which guided the steps of the wise men. Such a view is no less probable than that a pillar of fire should have guided Israel. The luminous appearance stood over where the young child was. Either over Bethlehem, or over the house where the young child was sheltered.

Discussion for Matthew 2

  • A disciple
    Mr. Steinberg (cont.); Jesus is written about distinctly in various and different ways throughout the Holy Scriptures; and is in some way especially shown in each and every Book of the Bible by a certain aspect of His Person and Glory. I would happily begin naming them to you and expounding upon each one, if you like! Start with the 3rd Chapter of 1st Moses, paying special attention to verse 15.
  • Steve morrow
    ISAIAH 7:13 and he said hear you now o house of david is it a small thing for you to weary men but will you weary my GOD also --7:14-- therefore THE LORD himself shall give you a sign --- BEHOLD A VIRGIN SHALL CONCEIVE AND BEAR A SON --- and shall call HIS name IMMANUEL
  • Steve morrow
    ISAIAH 11:1 and there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of jesse and a branch shall grow out of his roots --11:2-- and the spirit of THE LORD shall rest upon HIM the spirit of wisdom and understanding the spirit of counsel and might the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of THE LORD
  • A disciple
    Mr. Steinberg; You are greatly mistaken! The Spirit of Prophecy IS THE TESTIMONY OF JESUS CHRIST! From the very beginning, the Word of the LORD's Anointed was the whole meaning for the human species to be allowed to live out their lives in this world, AFTER THEY HAD SINNED, AND WERE CONDEMNED TO DEATH BY GOD! Until anyone comes to the Lord with a true heart in repentance there is no understanding!
  • Andrew steinberg
    Mathew was the biggest of ,missionaries that painted jesus in the old testement by usinglittle snippets instead of reading the whole chapter. Jesus was never mentioned by Isaiah, Hosea Or any prophet in the old testament , lies . they were lost and of Hellenize Syriac Jews far from the temple and Judah. Mathew lost as far as converting Jews but Paul did get the gentiles to become monotheistic,
  • 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.

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