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:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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,

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

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

New American Standard 1977
Then that which was spoken through Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled, saying,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by the Lord through Jeremiah the prophet, saying,

King James 2000 Bible
Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying,

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

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

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

Darby Bible Translation
Then was fulfilled that which was spoken through Jeremias the prophet, saying,

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

Webster's Bible Translation
Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, 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,
Study Bible
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 consolation, 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 consolation, 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

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







Lexicon
Then
τότε (tote)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 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 Greek 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 Greek 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 Greek 1223: A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through.

the
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 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 Greek 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 Greek 2408: Jeremiah, Hebrew prophet. Of Hebrew origin; Hieremias, an Israelite.

was fulfilled:
ἐπληρώθη (eplērōthē)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4137: From pleres; to make replete, i.e. to cram, level up, or to furnish, satisfy, execute, finish, verify, etc.
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. 2:13-15 Egypt had been a house of bondage to Israel, and particularly cruel to the infants of Israel; yet it is to be a place of refuge to the holy Child Jesus. God, when he pleases, can make the worst of places serve the best of purposes. This was a trial of the faith of Joseph and Mary. But their faith, being tried, was found firm. If we and our infants are at any time in trouble, let us remember the straits in which Christ was when an infant. 16-18 Herod killed all the male children, not only in Bethlehem, but in all the villages of that city. Unbridled wrath, armed with an unlawful power, often carries men to absurd cruelties. It was no unrighteous thing with God to permit this; every life is forfeited to his justice as soon as it begins. The diseases and deaths of little children are proofs of original sin. But the murder of these infants was their martyrdom. How early did persecution against Christ and his kingdom begin! Herod now thought that he had baffled the Old Testament prophecies, and the efforts of the wise men in finding Christ; but whatever crafty, cruel devices are in men's hearts, the counsel of the Lord shall stand.
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