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Matthew 2 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:1 - And Jesus having been born in Beth-Lehem of Judea, in the days of Herod the king, lo, mages from the east came to Jerusalem,

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:2 - saying, 'Where is he who was born king of the Jews? for we saw his star in the east, and we came to bow to him.'

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:3 - And Herod the king having heard, was stirred, and all Jerusalem with him,

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:4 - and having gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he was inquiring from them where the Christ is born.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:5 - And they said to him, 'In Beth-Lehem of Judea, for thus it hath been written through the prophet,

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:6 - And thou, Beth-Lehem, the land of Judah, thou art by no means the least among the leaders of Judah, for out of thee shall come one leading, who shall feed My people Israel.'

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:7 - Then Herod, privately having called the mages, did inquire exactly from them the time of the appearing star,

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:8 - and having sent them to Beth-Lehem, he said, 'Having gone -- inquire ye exactly for the child, and whenever ye may have found, bring me back word, that I also having come may bow to him.'

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:9 - And they, having heard the king, departed, and lo, the star, that they did see in the east, did go before them, till, having come, it stood over where the child was.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:10 - And having seen the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy,

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:11 - and having come to the house, they found the child with Mary his mother, and having fallen down they bowed to him, and having opened their treasures, they presented to him gifts, gold, and frankincense, and myrrh,

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:12 - and having been divinely warned in a dream not to turn back unto Herod, through another way they withdrew to their own region.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:13 - And on their having withdrawn, lo, a messenger of the Lord doth appear in a dream to Joseph, saying, 'Having risen, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and be thou there till I may speak to thee, for Herod is about to seek the child to destroy him.'

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:14 - And he, having risen, took the child and his mother by night, and withdrew to Egypt,

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:15 - and he was there till the death of Herod, that it might be fulfilled that was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying, 'Out of Egypt I did call My Son.'

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:16 - Then Herod, having seen that he was deceived by the mages, was very wroth, and having sent forth, he slew all the male children in Beth-Lehem, and in all its borders, from two years and under, according to the time that he inquired exactly from the mages.

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

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

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:19 - And Herod having died, lo, a messenger of the Lord in a dream doth appear to Joseph in Egypt,

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:20 - saying, 'Having risen, take the child and his mother, and be going to the land of Israel, for they have died -- those seeking the life of the child.'

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:21 - And he, having risen, took the child and his mother, and came to the land of Israel,

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:22 - and having heard that Archelaus doth reign over Judea instead of Herod his father, he was afraid to go thither, and having been divinely warned in a dream, he withdrew to the parts of Galilee,

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:23 - and coming, he dwelt in a city named Nazareth, that it might be fulfilled that was spoken through the prophets, that 'A Nazarene he shall be called.'

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