New American Standard Bible
"Get up, take the Child and His mother, and go into the land of Israel; for those who sought the Child's life are dead."
King James Bible
Saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel: for they are dead which sought the young child's life.
Darby Bible Translation
Arise, take to thee the little child and its mother, and go into the land of Israel: for they who sought the life of the little child are dead.
World English Bible
"Arise and take the young child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel, for those who sought the young child's life are dead."
Young's Literal Translation
saying, 'Having risen, take the child and his mother, and be going to the land of Israel, for they have died -- those seeking the life of the child.'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
They are dead who sought ... - This either refers to Herod alone, as is not uncommon, using the plural number for the singular; or it may refer to Herod and his son Antipater. He was of the same cruel disposition as his father, and was put to death by his father about five days before his own death.
LibrarySermon for Epiphany
(From the Gospel for the day) This Sermon on the Gospel for the day, from St. Matthew, showeth how God, of His great faithfulness hath foreseen and ordained all sufferings for the eternal good of each man, in whatever wise they befall us, and whether they be great or small. Matt. ii. 11.--"And they presented unto him gifts: gold, and frankincense and myrrh." NOW consider first the myrrh. It is bitter; and this is a type of the bitterness which must be tasted before a man can find God, when he first …
Susannah Winkworth—The History and Life of the Reverend Doctor John Tauler
Eastern Wise-Men, or Magi, visit Jesus, the New-Born King.
Supplementary Note to Chapter ii. The Year of Christ's Birth.
But when Herod died, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, and said,
So Joseph got up, took the Child and His mother, and came into the land of Israel.
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