Matthew 2:8
And sending them to Bethlehem, he said: "Go, search carefully for the Child, and when you find Him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship Him."
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1 Samuel 23:22, 23
Please go and prepare further. Investigate and watch carefully where he goes and who has seen him there, for I am told that he is extremely cunning. . . .

2 Samuel 17:14
Then Absalom and all the men of Israel said, "The advice of Hushai the Archite is better than that of Ahithophel." For the LORD had purposed to thwart the good counsel of Ahithophel, in order to bring disaster on Absalom.

1 Kings 19:2
So Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, "May the gods deal with me, and ever so severely, if by this time tomorrow I do not make your life like the lives of those you killed!"

Job 5:12, 13
He thwarts the schemes of the crafty, so that their hands find no success. . . .

Psalm 33:10, 11
The LORD frustrates the plans of the nations; He thwarts the devices of the peoples. . . .

Proverbs 21:30
No wisdom, no understanding, and no counsel can prevail against the LORD.

Lamentations 3:37
Who has spoken and it came to pass, unless the Lord has ordained it?

1 Corinthians 3:19, 20
For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God's sight. As it is written: "He catches the wise in their craftiness." . . .


Matthew 26:48, 49
Now the betrayer had arranged a signal with them: "The one I kiss is the man; arrest Him." . . .

2 Samuel 15:7-12
After four years had passed, Absalom said to the king, "Please let me go to Hebron to fulfill a vow I have made to the LORD. . . .

2 Kings 10:18, 19
Then Jehu brought all the people together and said, "Ahab served Baal a little, but Jehu will serve him a lot. . . .

Ezra 4:1, 2
When the enemies of Judah and Benjamin heard that the exiles were building a temple for the LORD, the God of Israel, . . .

Psalm 12:2, 3
They lie to one another; they speak with flattering lips and a double heart. . . .

Psalm 55:11-15
Destruction is in the midst; oppression and deceit never leave the streets. . . .

Proverbs 26:24, 25
A hateful man disguises himself with his speech, but he lays up deceit in his heart. . . .

Jeremiah 41:5-7
eighty men who had shaved off their beards, torn their garments, and cut themselves came from Shechem, Shiloh, and Samaria, carrying grain offerings and incense to bring to the temple of the LORD. . . .

Luke 20:20, 21
So they watched Him closely and sent spies who pretended to be sincere. They were hoping to catch Him in His words in order to hand Him over to the rule and authority of the governor. . . .

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
And he sent them to Bethlehem and said, "Go and search carefully for the Child; and when you have found Him, report to me, so that I too may come and worship Him."

King James Bible
And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He sent them to Bethlehem and said, "Go and search carefully for the child. When you find Him, report back to me so that I too can go and worship Him."

International Standard Version
and sent them to Bethlehem. He told them, "As you go, search carefully for the child. When you find him, tell me so that I, too, may go and worship him."

NET Bible
He sent them to Bethlehem and said, "Go and look carefully for the child. When you find him, inform me so that I can go and worship him as well."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he sent them to Bethlehem and said to them, “Go inquire about The Boy very carefully and when you find him, come show me, so that I also may go worship him.”
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