Matthew 2
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1And Jesus having been born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, magi from the east arrived unto Jerusalem, 2Saying, Where is the One having been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him. 3And king Herod having heard, he was troubled and all Jerusalem with him. 4And all the chief priests and scribes of the people having gathered together, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born. 5And they said to him, In Bethlehem of Judea: for thus it has been written through the prophet:

6And you, Bethlehem, land of Judah, are by no means least among the leaders of Judah; for from out of you will go out One leading, who will shepherd My people Israel.

7Then Herod having secretly called the magi, inquired diligently of them the time of the appearing star. 8And having sent them unto Bethlehem, he said, Go, inquire exactly concerning the Child; and when you shall have found Him report back to me, so that I also having come, might worship Him. 9And the king having heard, they went away; and behold, the star, which they saw in the east went before them until having arrived, it stood over (upon above) where the Child was. 10And having seen the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy. 11And having come into the house, they found the child with Mary His mother, and having fallen down, they worshipped Him: and having opened their treasures, they offered gifts to Him: gold and frankincense and myrrh. 12And having been divinely warned in a sleep-dream not to return to Herod, they withdrew through another way into their country.

13And they having withdrawn, behold, an angel of the Lord appears according to a sleep-dream to Joseph, saying, Arise, take the Child and His mother and flee into Egypt and be (exist) there until I should tell you; for Herod is about to seek the Child to destroy Him.

14And having arisen, he took the Child and His mother by night and withdrew into Egypt, 15And was there until the death of Herod; so that that might be fulfilled having been spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying, From out of Egypt have I called My Son.

16Then Herod having seen that he had been played by the magi was very enraged and having sent forth, he put to death all the boys that were in Bethlehem and in all its boundaries from two years old and under according to the time which he had ascertained (diligently inquired of) from the magi. 17Then that was fulfilled having been spoken through Jeremiah the prophet, saying,

18A voice in Ramah was heard, much weeping and mourning, Rachel weeping for her children and would not be entreated, because they are not.

19And Herod having died, behold, an angel of the Lord appears according to a sleep-dream to Joseph in Egypt, 20Saying, Arise, take the Child and His mother with you and go into the land of Israel; for those seeking the life (soul) of the Child have died. 21And having arisen, he took the Child and His mother and came into the land of Israel. 22And having heard that Archelaus reigns over Judea in place of his father Herod, he was fearful to go there; and having been divinely warned according to a sleep-dream, he withdrew into the district of Galilee: 23And having come, he resided in the city called Nazareth; so that that should be fulfilled having been spoken through the prophets, that He will be called a Nazarene.

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