New American Standard Bible
When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.
King James Bible
When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.
Darby Bible Translation
But Herod the king having heard of it, was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him;
World English Bible
When King Herod heard it, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.
Young's Literal Translation
And Herod the king having heard, was stirred, and all Jerusalem with him,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Had heard these things - Had heard of their coming, and of the star, and of the design of their coming.
He was troubled - Herod had obtained the kingdom by great crimes, and by shedding much blood. He was therefore easily alarmed by any remarkable appearances; and the fact that this star appeared, and that it was regarded as proof that a King of the Jews was born, alarmed him. Besides, it was a common expectation that the Messiah was about to appear, and he feared that his reign was about to come to an end. He therefore began to inquire in what way he might secure his own safety and the permanency of his government.
All Jerusalem - The people of Jerusalem, and particularly the friends of Herod. There were many in Jerusalem to whom the coming of the Messiah would be a matter of joy; but all of Herod's friends would doubtless be alarmed at his coming.
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.
"Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him."
Gathering together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Messiah was to be born.
"You will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not frightened, for those things must take place, but that is not yet the end.
"When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be frightened; those things must take place; but that is not yet the end.
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