Matthew 2:10
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New International Version
When they saw the star, they were overjoyed.

New Living Translation
When they saw the star, they were filled with joy!

English Standard Version
When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy.

Berean Study Bible
When they saw the star, they rejoiced with great delight.

Berean Literal Bible
And having seen the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy.

New American Standard Bible
When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy.

King James Bible
When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When they saw the star, they were overjoyed beyond measure.

International Standard Version
When they saw the star, they were ecstatic with joy.

NET Bible
When they saw the star they shouted joyfully.

New Heart English Bible
And when they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And when they saw the star, they rejoiced with a very great joy.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They were overwhelmed with joy to see the star.

New American Standard 1977
And when they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Seeing the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.

King James 2000 Bible
When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy.

American King James Version
When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.

American Standard Version
And when they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And seeing the star they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.

Darby Bible Translation
And when they saw the star they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.

English Revised Version
And when they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.

Webster's Bible Translation
When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.

Weymouth New Testament
When they saw the star, the sight filled them with intense joy.

World English Bible
When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy.

Young's Literal Translation
And having seen the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy,
Study Bible
The Pilgrimage of the Magi
9After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen in the east went ahead of them until it stood over the place where the Child was. 10When they saw the star, they rejoiced with great delight. 11On coming to the house, they saw the Child with His mother Mary, and they fell down and worshiped Him. Then they opened their treasures and presented Him with gifts of gold and frankincense and myrrh.…
Cross References
Matthew 2:9
After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen in the east went ahead of them until it stood over the place where the Child was.

Matthew 2:11
On coming to the house, they saw the Child with His mother Mary, and they fell down and worshiped Him. Then they opened their treasures and presented Him with gifts of gold and frankincense and myrrh.
Treasury of Scripture

When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.

they rejoiced.

Deuteronomy 32:13 He made him ride on the high places of the earth, that he might eat …

Psalm 67:4 O let the nations be glad and sing for joy: for you shall judge the …

Psalm 105:3 Glory you in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD.

Luke 2:10,20 And the angel said to them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good …

Acts 13:46-48 Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that …

Romans 15:9-13 And that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy; as it is written, …

Verse 10. - When ( and when, Revised Version) they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy; "they were marvelously glad" (Tyndale). Its reappearance was the pledge of the full answer to their search, the full reward of their toilsome journey. Contrast the indifference of the chosen people. When they saw the star,.... Which by its appearance, size, brightness, &c. they knew to be the same with that which they had seen, when in their own country;

they rejoiced with exceeding great joy; a "pleonasm" or a redundancy of expression frequently used by the Hebrews, see John 4:6 and the Septuagint there; setting forth the rapture, the excess of joy they were in upon the sight of the star. Very probably before this, their hearts were sad, their countenances dejected, and they greatly discouraged, having taken so great a journey, and as yet to so little purpose. They had been at Jerusalem, where they expected to have found him that was born king of the Jews; they had been at court, and conversed with men of the greatest figure and intelligence, and could get no tidings of him; people of all ranks and degrees seemed to be troubled at the account they brought; no body cared to go along with them to Bethlehem: all these circumstances no doubt were discouraging to them; but as soon as they saw the star their spirits revived, joy filled their hearts, cheerfulness appeared in their countenances; and they pursued their journey with inexpressible delight, till they came to the place where the illustrious person was they were seeking after. 10. When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy—The language is very strong, expressing exuberant transport.2:9-12 What joy these wise men felt upon this sight of the star, none know so well as those who, after a long and melancholy night of temptation and desertion, under the power of a spirit of bondage, at length receive the Spirit of adoption, witnessing with their spirits that they are the children of God. We may well think what a disappointment it was to them, when they found a cottage was his palace, and his own poor mother the only attendant he had. However, these wise men did not think themselves baffled; but having found the King they sought, they presented their gifts to him. The humble inquirer after Christ will not be stumbled at finding him and his disciples in obscure cottages, after having in vain sought them in palaces and populous cities. Is a soul busy, seeking after Christ? Would it worship him, and does it say, Alas! I am a foolish and poor creature, and have nothing to offer? Nothing! Hast thou not a heart, though unworthy of him, dark, hard, and foul? Give it to him as it is, and be willing that he use and dispose of it as it pleases him; he will take it, and will make it better, and thou shalt never repent having given it to him. He shall frame it to his own likeness, and will give thee himself, and be thine for ever. The gifts the wise men presented were gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Providence sent these as a seasonable relief to Joseph and Mary in their present poor condition. Thus our heavenly Father, who knows what his children need, uses some as stewards to supply the wants of others, and can provide for them, even from the ends of the earth.
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