12 And after being (A)warned by God (B)in a dream not to return to Herod, the magi left for their own country by another way.

The Escape to Egypt

13 Now when they had gone, behold, an (C)angel of the Lord *(D)appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Get up! Take the Child and His mother and flee to Egypt, and stay there until I tell you; for Herod is going to search for the Child to kill Him.”

14 So [a]Joseph got up and took the Child and His mother while it was still night, and left for Egypt. 15 He [b]stayed there until the death of Herod; this happened so that what had been spoken by the Lord through [c]the prophet would be fulfilled: “(E)Out of Egypt I called (F)My Son.”

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  1. Matthew 2:14 Lit he
  2. Matthew 2:15 Lit was
  3. Matthew 2:15 I.e., Hosea

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