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Matthew 2 :: American Standard Version (ASV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:1 - Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, Wise-men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying,

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:2 - Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we saw his star in the east, and are come to worship him.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:3 - And when Herod the king heard it, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:4 - And gathering together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Christ should be born.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:5 - And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written through the prophet,

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:6 -
And thou Bethlehem, land of Judah,
Art in no wise least among the princes of Judah:
For out of thee shall come forth a governor,
Who shall be shepherd of my people Israel.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:7 - Then Herod privily called the Wise-men, and learned of them exactly what time the star appeared.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:8 - And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search out exactly concerning the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word, that I also may come and worship him.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:9 - And they, having heard the king, went their way; and lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:10 - And when they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:11 - And they came into the house and saw the young child with Mary his mother; and they fell down and worshipped him; and opening their treasures they offered unto him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:12 - And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:13 - Now when they were departed, behold, an 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 tell thee: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:14 - And he arose and took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt;

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:15 - and was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt did I call my son.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:16 - Then Herod, when he saw 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 borders thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had exactly learned of the Wise-men.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:17 - Then was fulfilled that which was spoken through Jeremiah the prophet, saying,

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:18 -
A voice was heard in Ramah,
Weeping and great mourning,
Rachel weeping for her children;
And she would not be comforted, because they are not.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:19 - But when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of the Lord appeareth in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, saying,

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:20 - Arise and take the young child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel: for they are dead that sought the young child’s life.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:21 - And he arose and took the young child and his mother, and came into the land of Israel.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:22 - But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning over Judaea in the room of his father Herod, he was afraid to go thither; and being warned of God in a dream, he withdrew into the parts of Galilee,

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:23 - and came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth; that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through the prophets, that he should be called a Nazarene.
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Thomas Nelson & Sons first published the American Standard Version in 1901. This translation of the Bible is in the public domain.

 
 
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