Matthew Chapter 2
1 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days ofHerod the kingbeholdthere came wise men from the east toJerusalem
2 SayingWhere is he that is born King of the Jewsfor we haveseen his star in the eastand are come to worship him.
3 When Herod the king had heard these thingshe was troubledand all Jerusalem with him.
4 And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes ofthe people togetherhe demanded of them where Christ shouldbe born.
5 And they said unto himIn Bethlehem of Judaeafor thus it iswritten by the prophet
6 And thou Bethlehemin the land of Judaart not the leastamong the princes of Judafor out of thee shall come aGovernorthat shall rule my people Israel.
7 Then Herodwhen he had privily called the wise menenquiredof them diligently what time the star appeared.
8 And he sent them to Bethlehemand saidGo and searchdiligently for the young childand when ye have found himbring me word againthat I may come and worship him also.
9 When they had heard the kingthey departedandlothestarwhich they saw in the eastwent before themtill itcame and stood over where the young child was.
10 When they saw the starthey rejoiced with exceeding greatjoy.
11 And when they were come into the housethey saw the youngchild with Mary his motherand fell downand worshipped him and when they had opened their treasuresthey presented untohim giftsgoldand frankincense and myrrh.
12 And being warned of God in a dream that they should not returnto Herodthey departed into their own country another way.
13 And when they were departedbeholdthe angel of the Lordappeareth to Joseph in a dreamsayingAriseand take theyoung child and his motherand flee into Egyptand be thouthere until I bring thee wordfor Herod will seek the youngchild to destroy him.
14 When he arosehe took the young child and his mother bynightand departed into Egypt
15 And was there until the death of Herodthat it might befulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophetsaying Out of Egypt have I called my son.
16 Then Herodwhen he saw that he was mocked of the wise men was exceeding wrothand sent forthand slew all the childrenthat were in Bethlehemand in all the coasts thereoffromtwo years old and underaccording to the time which he haddiligently enquired of the wise men.
17 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy theprophetsaying
18 In Rama was there a voice heardlamentationand weepingandgreat mourningRachel weeping for her childrenand would notbe comfortedbecause they are not.
19 But when Herod was deadbeholdan angel of the Lordappeareth in a dream to Joseph in Egypt
20 SayingAriseand take the young child and his motherand gointo the land of Israelfor they are dead which sought theyoung child s life.
21 And he aroseand took the young child and his motherandcame into the land of Israel.
22 But when he heard that Archelaus did reign in Judaea in theroom of his father Herodhe was afraid to go thither notwithstandingbeing warned of God in a dreamhe turnedaside into the parts of Galilee
23 And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareththat it mightbe fulfilled which was spoken by the prophetsHe shall becalled a Nazarene.