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10 The scepter or leadership shall not depart from Judah, nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet, until Shiloh [the Messiah, the Peaceful One] comes to Whom it belongs, and to Him shall be the obedience of the people.(A)

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They replied to him, In Bethlehem of Judea, for so it is written by the prophet:

And you Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, you are not in any way least or insignificant among the [a]chief cities of Judah; for from you shall come a Ruler ([b]Leader) Who will govern and [c]shepherd My people Israel.(A)

Then Herod sent for the wise men [astrologers] secretly, and [d]accurately to the last point ascertained from them the time of the appearing of the star [that is, [e]how long the star had made itself visible since its rising in the east].

Then he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, Go and search for the Child carefully and diligently, and when you have found [f]Him, bring me word, that I too may come and worship Him.

When they had listened to the king, they went their way, and behold, the star which had been seen in the east [g]in its rising went before them until it came and stood over the place where the young Child was.

10 When they saw the star, they were thrilled with ecstatic joy.

11 And on going into the house, they saw the Child with Mary His mother, and they fell down and worshiped Him. Then opening their treasure bags, they presented to Him gifts—gold and frankincense and myrrh.

12 And [h]receiving an answer to their asking, they were divinely instructed and warned in a dream not to go back to Herod; so they departed to their own country by a different way.

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  1. Matthew 2:6 Joseph Henry Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament.
  2. Matthew 2:6 James Hope Moulton and George Milligan, The Vocabulary of the Greek Testament.
  3. Matthew 2:6 Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.
  4. Matthew 2:7 Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.
  5. Matthew 2:7 Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.
  6. Matthew 2:8 Capitalized because of what He is, the spotless Son of God, not what the speaker may have thought He was.
  7. Matthew 2:9 Alternate translation.
  8. Matthew 2:12 Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.

42 Does not the Scripture tell us that the Christ will come from the offspring of David and from Bethlehem, the village where David lived?(A)

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