Matthew 21 Jesus having been born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came into Jerusalem saying; 2 Where is He that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen His star in the east, and have come to worship Him- 3 And Herod the king having heard, was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him, 4 and gathering together all the chief priests and scribes, inquired with them where Christ should be born. 5 And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judea; for thus it has been written by the prophet; 6 And thou, Bethlehem, the land of Judea, art by no means the least among the princes of Judah; for out of thee shall come a leader, who will shepherd my people, Israel. 7 Then Herod secretly calling the wise men, inquired with them the time of the appearing of the star, 8 and sending them to Bethlehem he said; Having gone search diligently for the young child; and when you may find Him, notify me, in order that I, having gone, may worship Him also. 9 And hearing the king they departed, and, behold, the star which they saw in the east went before them, until having come, it stood above where the young child was. 10 And seeing the star they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy. 11 And having come into the house they saw the young child with Mary His mother, and having fallen down they worshiped Him, and opening their treasures they offered Him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh. 12 And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed into their own country by another way. 13 And they having gone away, behold, the angel of the Lord appears in a dream to Joseph, saying; Having arisen, take the young child and His mother, and fly into Egypt; and be thou there until I may speak to thee; for Herod is about to seek the young child in order to destroy Him. 14 And having arisen, he took with him the young child and His mother by night and departed into Egypt; 15 and was there until the death of Herod: in order that the Word, having been spoken by the Lord through the prophet, might be fulfilled, saying; Out of Egypt have I called my son. 16 Then Herod, seeing that he was mocked by the wise men, became exceedingly angry; and having sent forth, he slew all the boys in Bethlehem and in all its boundaries, from two years old and under, according to the time which he inquired with the wise men. 17 Then the word having been spoken by Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled, saying: 18 A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation and weeping and great mourning; Rachel weeping for her children; and was not willing to be comforted, because they are not. 19 And Herod having died, behold, the angel of the Lord appears to Joseph in Egypt in a dream, saying; 20 Having arisen, take with you the young child and His mother, and depart into the land of Israel; for those seeking the life of the young child are dead. 21 And having arisen he took with him the young child and His mother and came into the land of Israel. 22 And having heard that Archelaus reigns over Judea instead of Herod his father, he was afraid to depart thither; and being warned in a dream he departed into the regions of Galilee. 23 And having come, he went down into the city called Nazareth, in order that the words spoken by the prophets might be fulfilled, that He shall be called a Nazarene.
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