Matthew 2:23
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English Standard Version
And he went and lived in a city called Nazareth, so that what was spoken by the prophets might be fulfilled, that he would be called a Nazarene.

King James Bible
And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He shall be called a Nazarene.

American Standard Version
and came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth; that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through the prophets, that he should be called a Nazarene.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And coming he dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled which was said by prophets: That he shall be called a Nazarene.

English Revised Version
and came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, that he should be called a Nazarene.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He shall be called a Nazarene.

Weymouth New Testament
and went and settled in a town called Nazareth, in order that these words spoken through the Prophets might be fulfilled, "He shall be called a Nazarene."

Matthew 2:23 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

The prophets

Note the plural, as indicating not any one prediction in particular, but a summary of the import of several prophetic statements, such as Psalm 22:6, Psalm 22:8; Psalm 69:11, Psalm 69:19; Isaiah 53:2, Isaiah 53:3, Isaiah 53:4.

A Nazarene

A term of contempt (compare John 1:46, and John 7:52). The very name of Nazareth suggested insignificance. In Hebrew it meant sprout or shoot. The name is prophetically given to the Messiah (Isaiah 11:1). In Isaiah 10:33, Isaiah 10:34, the fate of Assyria is described under the figure of the felling of a cedar forest. The figure of the tree is continued at the opening of ch. 11 concerning the Jewish state. The cedar throws out no fresh suckers, but the oak is a tree "in which, after the felling, a stock remaineth" (Isaiah 6:13; compare Job 14:9). There is a future then for Israel, represented by the oak. "There shall come forth a shoot from the stock of Jesse, and a twig from his roots shall bear fruit." As David sprang from the humble family of Jesse, so the Messiah, the second David, shall arise out of great humiliation. The fact that Jesus grew up at Nazareth was sufficient reason for his being despised. He was not a lofty branch on the summit of a stately tree; not a recognized and honored son of the royal house of David, now fallen, but an insignificant sprout from the roots of Jesse; a Nazarene, of an upstart sprout-town.

Matthew 2:23 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Nazareth.

John 18:5,7 They answered him, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus said to them, I am he. And Judas also, which betrayed him, stood with them...

John 19:19 And Pilate wrote a title, and put it on the cross. And the writing was JESUS OF NAZARETH THE KING OF THE JEWS.

Acts 2:22 You men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs...

He shall.

Matthew 26:71 And when he was gone out into the porch, another maid saw him, and said to them that were there...

Numbers 6:13 And this is the law of the Nazarite, when the days of his separation are fulfilled...

Judges 13:5 For, see, you shall conceive, and bear a son; and no razor shall come on his head...

1 Samuel 1:11 And she vowed a vow, and said, O LORD of hosts, if you will indeed look on the affliction of your handmaid, and remember me...

Psalm 69:9,10 For the zeal of your house has eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached you are fallen on me...

Isaiah 53:1,2 Who has believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed...

Amos 2:10-12 Also I brought you up from the land of Egypt, and led you forty years through the wilderness, to possess the land of the Amorite...

John 1:45,46 Philip finds Nathanael, and said to him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth...

Acts 24:5 For we have found this man a pestilent fellow, and a mover of sedition among all the Jews throughout the world...

Cross References
Matthew 21:11
And the crowds said, "This is the prophet Jesus, from Nazareth of Galilee."

Mark 1:9
In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan.

Mark 1:24
"What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are--the Holy One of God."

Luke 1:26
In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth,

Luke 2:39
And when they had performed everything according to the Law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own town of Nazareth.

John 1:45
Philip found Nathanael and said to him, "We have found him of whom Moses in the Law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph."

John 1:46
Nathanael said to him, "Can anything good come out of Nazareth?" Philip said to him, "Come and see."

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