Matthew 2:17
New International Version
Then what was said through the prophet Jeremiah was fulfilled:

New Living Translation
Herod’s brutal action fulfilled what God had spoken through the prophet Jeremiah:

English Standard Version
Then was fulfilled what was spoken by the prophet Jeremiah:

Berean Study Bible
Then what was spoken through the prophet Jeremiah was fulfilled:

Berean Literal Bible
Then was fulfilled what was spoken through the prophet Jeremiah, saying:

King James Bible
Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying,

New King James Version
Then was fulfilled what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying:

New American Standard Bible
Then what had been spoken through Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled:

NASB 1995
Then what had been spoken through Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled:

NASB 1977
Then that which was spoken through Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled, saying,

Amplified Bible
Then what had been spoken through Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled:

Christian Standard Bible
Then what was spoken through Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then what was spoken through Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled:

American Standard Version
Then was fulfilled that which was spoken through Jeremiah the prophet, saying,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Then the thing was fulfilled which was spoken by Jeremiah the Prophet which says:

Contemporary English Version
So the Lord's promise came true, just as the prophet Jeremiah had said,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremias the prophet, saying:

English Revised Version
Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying,

Good News Translation
In this way what the prophet Jeremiah had said came true:

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then the words spoken through the prophet Jeremiah came true:

International Standard Version
Then what was declared by the prophet Jeremiah was fulfilled when he said,

Literal Standard Version
Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying,

NET Bible
Then what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled:

New Heart English Bible
Then that which was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled, saying,

Weymouth New Testament
Then were these words, spoken by the Prophet Jeremiah, fulfilled,

World English Bible
Then that which was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled, saying,

Young's Literal Translation
Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Slaughter of Infants
16When Herod saw that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was filled with rage. Sending orders, he put to death all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, according to the time he had learned from the Magi. 17Then what was spoken through the prophet Jeremiah was fulfilled: 18“A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more.”…

Cross References
Jeremiah 1:1
These are the words of Jeremiah son of Hilkiah, one of the priests in Anathoth in the territory of Benjamin.

Matthew 2:16
When Herod saw that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was filled with rage. Sending orders, he put to death all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, according to the time he had learned from the Magi.

Matthew 2:18
"A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more."

Matthew 27:9
Then what was spoken through Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled: "They took the thirty pieces of silver, the price set on Him by the people of Israel,


Treasury of Scripture

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Verses 17, 18. - Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by (διά) Jeremy the prophet, saying, In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not (Jeremiah 31:15, from the Hebrew). Notice:

(1) As to details.

(a) The order in the Revised Version. A voice was heard in Ramah is more literal; the stress is on the cry rather than on the place.

(b) Lamentation and must be omitted, with the Revised Version, as a mere addition from the LXX.

(c) And would not. The Revised Version, and she would not, seems to be an attempt to express the full term, καὶ οὐκ ἤθελεν κ.τ.λ.. (cf. Genesis 37:35).

(2) As to the quotation generally. St. Matthew applies Jeremiah's picture of Rachel, the mother of Joseph, i.e. of Ephraim (and also Manasseh), which was the typical part of the northern kingdom, weeping over the destruction of her children by the Assyrians, to the weeping of the mothers in Bethlehem. This application was the more easy because, as Rachel's tomb was near Bethlehem (Genesis 35:19; Genesis 48.7), she might be considered the figurative ancestress of the Bethlehe-mites as well as the physical ancestress of the Ephraimites. The fulfilment spoken of is thus not to be understood as implying that Jeremiah predicted the massacre at Bethlehem, but that in it his words received a new and deeper significance. It must, however, be added that, although Rachel's tomb is placed at Bethlehem, both by the direct statement of the present text of Genesis and by tradition, which may be traced at least as far back as A.D. , and is accepted by Jews, Christians, and Mohammedans, there are serious doubts whether 1 Samuel 10:2 does not definitely place it in the north of Benjamin, and whether Jeremiah 31:15 does not accept this latter view (cf. for this question Delitzsch, on Genesis, loc. cit.) . In any case, St. Matthew adopts the statement of Genesis.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Then
τότε (tote)
Adverb
Strong's 5119: Then, at that time. From ho and hote; the when, i.e. At the time that.

what was
τὸ (to)
Article - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

spoken
ῥηθὲν (rhēthen)
Verb - Aorist Participle Passive - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 2046: Probably a fuller form of rheo; an alternate for epo in certain tenses; to utter, i.e. Speak or say.

through
διὰ (dia)
Preposition
Strong's 1223: A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through.

the
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

prophet
προφήτου (prophētou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 4396: From a compound of pro and phemi; a foreteller; by analogy, an inspired speaker; by extension, a poet.

Jeremiah
Ἰερεμίου (Ieremiou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 2408: Jeremiah, Hebrew prophet. Of Hebrew origin; Hieremias, an Israelite.

was fulfilled:
ἐπληρώθη (eplērōthē)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 4137: From pleres; to make replete, i.e. to cram, level up, or to furnish, satisfy, execute, finish, verify, etc.


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