King James VersionMatthew2


1 Now when Je­sus was born in Beth­le­hem of Ju­daea in the days of Herod the king, be­hold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, 2 Say­ing, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to wor­ship him. 3 When Herod the king had heard these things, he was trou­bled, and all Jerusalem with him. 4 And when he had gath­ered all the chief priests and scribes of the peo­ple to­geth­er, he de­mand­ed of them where Christ should be born. 5 And they said unto him, In Beth­le­hem of Ju­daea: for thus it is writ­ten by the prophet, 6 And thou Beth­le­hem, in the land of Ju­da, art not the least among the princes of Ju­da: for out of thee shall come a Gov­er­nor, that shall rule my peo­ple Is­rael. 7 Then Herod, when he had priv­i­ly called the wise men, en­quired of them dili­gent­ly what time the star ap­peared. 8 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. 9 When they had heard the king, they de­part­ed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went be­fore them, till it came and stood over where the young child was. 10 When they saw the star, they re­joiced with ex­ceed­ing great joy. 11 And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his moth­er, and fell down, and wor­shipped him: and when they had opened their trea­sures, they pre­sent­ed unto him gifts; gold, and frank­in­cense, and myrrh. 12 And be­ing warned of God in a dream that they should not re­turn to Herod, they de­part­ed into their own coun­try an­oth­er way. 13 And when they were de­part­ed, be­hold, the an­gel of the Lord ap­peareth to Joseph in a dream, say­ing, Arise, and take the young child and his moth­er, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there un­til I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to de­stroy him. 14 When he arose, he took the young child and his moth­er by night, and de­part­ed into Egypt: 15 And was there un­til the death of Herod: that it might be ful­filled which was spo­ken of the Lord by the prophet, say­ing, Out of Egypt have I called my son. 16 Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was ex­ceed­ing wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the chil­dren that were in Beth­le­hem, and in all the coasts there­of, from two years old and un­der, ac­cord­ing to the time which he had dili­gent­ly en­quired of the wise men. 17 Then was ful­filled that which was spo­ken by Jere­my the prophet, say­ing, 18 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. 19 But when Herod was dead, be­hold, an an­gel of the Lord ap­peareth in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, 20 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. 21 And he arose, and took the young child and his moth­er, and came into the land of Is­rael. 22 But when he heard that Archelaus did reign in Ju­daea in the room of his fa­ther Herod, he was afraid to go thith­er: notwith­stand­ing, be­ing warned of God in a dream, he turned aside into the parts of Galilee: 23 And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that it might be ful­filled which was spo­ken by the prophets, He shall be called a Nazarene.