Matthew 2
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1WHEN Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judah, in the days of Herod the king, there came Magi from the East to Jerusalem. 2And they were saying, Where is the King of the Jews, who has been born? For we have seen his star in the East, so we have come to worship him. 3But when Herod the king heard it, he trembled, and all Jerusalem with him. 4So he gathered together all the high priests and the scribes of the people, and he kept asking them, where the Christ would be born? 5They said, In Bethlehem of Judah, for thus it is written in the book of the prophet:

6Even you, Bethlehem of Judah, you are not insignificant in the eyes of the kings of Judah, for from you shall come out a king, who will shepherd my people Israel.

7Then Herod called the Magi secretly, and he learned from them at what time the star appeared to them. 8And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said to them, Go and enquire very carefully concerning the boy, and when you have found him, come back and let me know, so that I also may go and worship him. 9When they had heard from the king, they went away; and behold, the same star that they had seen in the east was going before them, until it came and stood just above the place where the infant boy was. 10When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly. 11And they entered the house, and they saw the infant boy with Mary, his mother; and they threw themselves down and worshipped him; and they opened their treasures and offered to him gifts - gold and frankincense, and myrrh. 12And they saw in a dream not to return to Herod, so they departed to their own country by another way.

13When they had gone, the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, and said to him, Arise, take the infant boy and his mother, and escape to Egypt, and stay there until I tell you, for Herod is ready to demand the child so as to destroy him.

14Then Joseph rose up, took the infant boy and his mother in the night, and escaped to Egypt. 15And he remained there until the death of Herod, so that what was said from the Lord by the prophet, might be fulfilled, I have called my son from Egypt.

16When Herod saw that he was insulted by the Magi, he was greatly enraged, so he sent forth and had all the infant boys in Bethlehem and in its suburbs killed, from two years old and down, according to the time that he had enquired from the Magi. 17Then was fulfilled what was said by the prophet Jeremiah who said,

18A voice was heard in Ramah, weeping and wailing exceedingly, Rachel weeping for her sons, and she would not be comforted, because they could not be brought back.

19When King Herod died, the angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt. 20And he said to him, Arise, take the boy and his mother, and go to the land of Israel, for those who were seeking the boy’s life are dead. 21So Joseph rose up, took the boy and his mother, and he came to the land of Israel. 22But when he heard that Archelaus had become king over Judaea, in the place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there; and it was revealed to him in a dream to go to the land of Galilee. 23And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth, so that what was said by the prophet, might be fulfilled, He shall be called a Nazarene.

Holy Bible From The Ancient Eastern Texts: Aramaic Of The Peshitta by George M. Lamsa (1933)

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