Matthew 2:5
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New International Version
"In Bethlehem in Judea," they replied, "for this is what the prophet has written:

New Living Translation
"In Bethlehem in Judea," they said, "for this is what the prophet wrote:

English Standard Version
They told him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for so it is written by the prophet:

New American Standard Bible
They said to him, "In Bethlehem of Judea; for this is what has been written by the prophet:

King James Bible
And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
In Bethlehem of Judea," they told him, "because this is what was written by the prophet:

International Standard Version
They told him, "In Bethlehem of Judea, because that is what was written by the prophet:

NET Bible
"In Bethlehem of Judea," they said, "for it is written this way by the prophet:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they said, “In Bethlehem of Judaea”, for thus it is written in The Prophets:

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They told him, "In Bethlehem in Judea. The prophet wrote about this:

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea, for thus it is written by the prophet,

King James 2000 Bible
And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judea: for thus it is written by the prophet,

American King James Version
And they said to him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet,

American Standard Version
And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written through the prophet,

Douay-Rheims Bible
But they said to him: In Bethlehem of Juda. For so it is written by the prophet:

Darby Bible Translation
And they said to him, In Bethlehem of Judaea; for thus it is written through the prophet:

English Revised Version
And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet,

Webster's Bible Translation
And they said to him, In Bethlehem of Judea: for thus it is written by the prophet,

Weymouth New Testament
"At Bethlehem in Judaea," they replied; "for so it stands written in the words of the Prophet,

World English Bible
They said to him, "In Bethlehem of Judea, for this is written through the prophet,

Young's Literal Translation
And they said to him, 'In Beth-Lehem of Judea, for thus it hath been written through the prophet,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

2:1-8 Those who live at the greatest distance from the means of grace often use most diligence, and learn to know the most of Christ and his salvation. But no curious arts, or mere human learning, can direct men unto him. We must learn of Christ by attending to the word of God, as a light that shineth in a dark place, and by seeking the teaching of the Holy Spirit. And those in whose hearts the day-star is risen, to give them any thing of the knowledge of Christ, make it their business to worship him. Though Herod was very old, and never had shown affection for his family, and was not himself likely to live till a new-born infant had grown up to manhood, he began to be troubled with the dread of a rival. He understood not the spiritual nature of the Messiah's kingdom. Let us beware of a dead faith. A man may be persuaded of many truths, and yet may hate them, because they interfere with his ambition, or sinful indulgences. Such a belief will make him uneasy, and the more resolved to oppose the truth and the cause of God; and he may be foolish enough to hope for success therein.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 5. - And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet. For" by" the Revised Version margin has "through" (Matthew 1:22, not,.).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And they said unto him,.... They answer without any hesitation, it being a generally received notion, and a thing well known among them,

in Bethlehem of Judea; and give their reason for it; for

thus it is written by the prophet, that is, the prophet Micah, in whose prophecy, Micah 5:2 it stands, and is as follows:

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

5. And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judea—a prompt and involuntary testimony from the highest tribunal; which yet at length condemned Him to die.

for thus it is written by the prophet—(Mic 5:2).

Matthew 2:5 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Pilgrimage of the Magi
4Gathering together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Messiah was to be born. 5They said to him, "In Bethlehem of Judea; for this is what has been written by the prophet: 6'AND YOU, BETHLEHEM, LAND OF JUDAH, ARE BY NO MEANS LEAST AMONG THE LEADERS OF JUDAH; FOR OUT OF YOU SHALL COME FORTH A RULER WHO WILL SHEPHERD MY PEOPLE ISRAEL.'"…
Cross References
Matthew 2:1
After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem

Matthew 2:4
When he had called together all the people's chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Messiah was to be born.

John 7:42
Does not Scripture say that the Messiah will come from David's descendants and from Bethlehem, the town where David lived?"
Treasury of Scripture

And they said to him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet,

Genesis 35:19 And Rachel died, and was buried in the way to Ephrath, which is Bethlehem.

Joshua 19:15 And Kattath, and Nahallal, and Shimron, and Idalah, and Bethlehem: …

Ruth 1:1,19 Now it came to pass in the days when the judges ruled, that there …

Ruth 2:4 And, behold, Boaz came from Bethlehem, and said to the reapers, The …

Ruth 4:11 And all the people that were in the gate, and the elders, said, We …

1 Samuel 16:1 And the LORD said to Samuel, How long will you mourn for Saul, seeing …

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