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Matthew 2:16-18 Wycliffe Bible (WYC)

16 Then Herod seeing that he was scorned, either deceived, of the astrologers [Then Herod seeing that he was scorned, or deceived, of the kings], was full wroth; and he sent, and slew all the children, that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years age and within, after the time that he had inquired of the astrologers [after the time that he had sought out of the kings].

17 Then it was fulfilled, that was said by Jeremy, the prophet, saying,

18 A voice was heard on high, weeping and much wailing, Rachel beweeping her sons, and she would not be comforted, for they be nought [for they be not].

Matthew 2:16-18 New Matthew Bible (NMB)

16 Then Herod, perceiving that the wise men had gotten around him, was exceedingly angry, and sent forth and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem and in all its vicinity – as many as were two years old and under, according to the time that he had ascertained from the wise men. 17 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by the prophet Jeremiah, saying, 18 On the hills a voice was heard, mourning, weeping, and great lamentation: Rachel weeping for her children. And she would not be comforted, because they were no more.

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Matthew 2:16-18 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

16 ¶ Then Herod, seeing that he was mocked of the Wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the male 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 searched out of the Wise men.

17 Then was that fulfilled which is spoken [a]by the Prophet Jeremiah, saying,

18 In Ramah was [b]a voice heard, mourning, and weeping, and great howling: [c]Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they were not.

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 2:17 For God speaketh by the mouth of the Prophets.
  2. Matthew 2:18 A voice of lamenting, weeping, and howling.
  3. Matthew 2:18 That is to say, All that compass about Bethlehem: for Rachel Jacob’s wife, who died in childbirth, was buried in the way that leadeth to this town, which is also called Ephrathah, because of the fruitfulness of the soil, and plenty of corn.
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Matthew 2:16-18 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

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.

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