Matthew 2

CHAPTER 2

The Visit of the Magi

And Jesus having been born in Bethlehem of Judea, in the days of Herod the king, behold, magi from the east came unto Jerusalem, saying, Where is the one having been born king of the Jews? For we beheld his star in the east, and we came to do obeisance to him. And hearing, Herod the king was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him. And gathering together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Christ is born. And they said to him, In Bethlehem of Judea; for thus it has been written by the prophet, And you, Bethlehem, land of Judea, [2not at all 3least 1are] in the governs of Judea. [2from out of 3you 1For] shall come forth one leading, who shall tend my people Israel. Then Herod, in private having called the magi, exacted from them the time of the [2appearing 1star]. And having sent them unto Bethlehem, he said, Having gone, exactly inquire concerning the child! And when you should have found, report to me, so that I also having come should do obeisance to him. And they, having heard the king, went. And behold, the star which they beheld in the east led before them, until having come it stood above of which place [3was 1the 2child]. 10 And beholding the star, they rejoiced [2joy 1a great], exceedingly. 11 And having come unto the residence, they saw the child with Mary his mother. And having fallen, they did obeisance to him. And having opened their treasuries, they offered to him gifts -- gold and frankincense and myrrh. 12 And having received a divine message by dream, to not return to Herod, [2by 3another 4way 1they withdrew] unto their place. 13 [3withdrawing 1And 2of their], behold, an angel of the Lord appeared by dream to Joseph, saying, Having arisen, take to yourself the child and his mother, and flee into Egypt! and be there until whenever I should speak to you! [3is about 1For 2Herod] to seek the child to destroy it. 14  And having arisen, he took to himself the child and his mother by night, and he withdrew into Egypt. 15 And he was there until the decease of Herod, that should be fulfilled the thing having been spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying, From out of Egypt I called my son.

Herod Kills the Male Babies

16 Then Herod, knowing that he was mocked by the magi, was enraged exceedingly. And having sent, he did away with all the boys, the ones in Bethlehem, and in all the borders of it, from two years old and below, according to the time which was exacted from the magi. 17 Then was fulfilled the thing having been spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying, 18 A voice in Rama was heard, wailing and weeping, and [2grieving 1much], Rachel weeping over her children, and she wanted not to be comforted, for they are not. 19 [3having come to an end 1And 2Herod], behold, an angel of the Lord by dream appears to Joseph in Egypt, 20 saying, Having arisen, take to yourself the child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel! [8have died 1for 2the ones 3seeking 4the 5life 6of the 7child]! 21  And having arisen, he took to himself the child and his mother, and came into the land of Israel. 22 And having heard that Archelaus reigned over Judea instead of Herod his father, he feared to go forth there. And having received a divine message by dream, he withdrew into the parts of Galilee. 23 And having come, he dwelt in a city being called Nazareth; so that should be fulfilled the thing having been spoken through the prophets, saying, For he shall be called a Nazarene.
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