Matthew 2

Matthew Chapter 2 KJV

1Wise men from the east come to Jerusalem to enquire after Christ. 3Herod is alarmed. 9The wise men are directed by a star to Christ, and worship him, offering gifts. 11Joseph, warned by an angel, fleeth with the young child and his mother into Egypt. 16Herod's massacre of the children in Bethlehem and round about. 19Upon the death of Herod Christ is brought out of Egypt, and dwelleth at Nazareth.
1 Now when 1Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, 2behold, there came wise men from 3the east to Jerusalem,
2 Saying, Where is he that is 1born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to 2worship him.
3 When Herod the king had heard these things, 1he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.
4 And when he had gathered all the chief priests and 1scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born.
5 And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet,
6 1And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a 2Governor, that shall arule my people Israel.
7 Then Herod, when he had 1privily called the wise men, enquired of them diligently what time the star appeared.
8 And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, 1Go and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that 2I may come and worship him also.
9 When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they 1saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.
10 When they saw the star, they 1rejoiced with exceeding great joy.
11 ¶ And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and 1worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they apresented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and 2myrrh.
12 And 1being warned of God 2in a dream that they should not return to Herod, 3they departed into their own country another way.
13 And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord 1appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, 2Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for 3Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.
14 When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt:
15 And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, 1Out of Egypt have I called my son.
16 ¶ Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was 1exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and 2slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had 3diligently enquired of the wise men.
17 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by 1Jeremy the prophet, saying,
18 In 1Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.
19 ¶ But when Herod was dead, 1behold, an angel of the Lord appeareth in a dream to Joseph in Egypt,
20 Saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel: for they are dead which sought the young child's life.
21 And he arose, and took the young child and his mother, and came into the land of Israel.
22 But when he heard that Archelaus did reign in Judaea in the room of his father Herod, he was afraid to go thither: notwithstanding, 1being warned of God in a dream, he turned aside into the parts of 2Galilee:
23 And he came and dwelt in a city called 1Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He shall be called a Nazarene.
Matthew 2