Matthew 2Disciples’ Literal New Testament (DLNT)
Magi Arrive Seeking The Newborn King. King Herod Sends Them To Bethlehem
2 Now Jesus having been born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod[a] the king, behold— magi[b] from the east arrived in Jerusalem, 2 saying “Where is the One having been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star in the east[c] and came to pay-homage to Him”. 3 And having heard it, King Herod was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him. 4 And having gathered-together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he was inquiring from them as to where the Christ was [to be] born. 5 And the ones said to him, “In Bethlehem of Judea. For thus it has been written through the prophet [in Mic 5:2]: 6 ‘And you, Bethlehem, land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah. For One ruling[d] will come out of you Who will shepherd My people Israel’”. 7 Then Herod, having called the magi secretly, learned-accurately from them the time of the appearing of the star. 8 And having sent them to Bethlehem, he said, “Having gone, search-out accurately[e] concerning the Child. And when you find Him, report to me so that I also, having come, may pay-homage to Him”.
A Star Leads Them To The Child, To Whom They Give Gifts
9 And the ones, having heard the king, proceeded. And behold— the star which they saw in the east was going-ahead-of them, until having come, it stood[f] over where the Child was. 10 And having seen the star, they rejoiced an extremely great rejoicing. 11 And having come into the house[g], they saw the Child with Mary His mother. And having fallen-down, they paid homage to Him. And having opened their treasure-chests, they offered gifts to Him— gold and frankincense and myrrh. 12 And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they went back to their country by another way.
An Angel Tells Joseph To Flee From Herod To Egypt, Fulfilling Hosea
13 And they having gone away, behold— an angel of the Lord appears to Joseph in a dream saying, “Having arisen, take the Child and His mother and flee into Egypt, and be there until I tell you. For Herod is about to seek-for the Child that he might destroy Him”. 14 And the one, having arisen, took the Child and His mother by night and withdrew into Egypt, 15 and was there until the end[h] of Herod— in order that the thing might be fulfilled having been spoken by the Lord through the prophet saying “I called My Son out of Egypt” [Hos 11:1].
Herod Kills The Boys In Bethlehem, Bringing Another Fulfillment of Jeremiah
16 Then Herod, having seen that he was tricked[i] by the magi, became very furious. And having sent-out men, he killed all[j] the boys— the ones in Bethlehem and in all its districts from two years old and under— in accordance with the time which he learned-accurately from the magi. 17 Then the thing was fulfilled having been spoken through Jeremiah the prophet saying 18 “A voice was heard in Ramah[k], weeping and great mourning— Rachel weeping-for her children. And she was not willing to be comforted, because they are no more” [Jeremiah 31:15].
After Herod Dies, Joseph Returns To Israel And Settles In Nazareth
19 And Herod having come-to-an-end[l], behold— an angel of the Lord appears to Joseph in a dream in Egypt 20 saying, “Having arisen, take the Child and His mother and proceed into the land of Israel. For the ones seeking the life of the Child are dead”. 21 And the one, having arisen, took the Child and His mother and entered into the land of Israel. 22 But having heard that Archelaus[m] was king of Judea in place of his father Herod, he feared to go there. And having been warned in a dream, he withdrew into the regions of Galilee. 23 And having come, he dwelled in a city being called Nazareth— so that the thing having been spoken through the prophets might be fulfilled, because[n] He will be called a Nazarene.
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