Matthew 2:6-16 NIV

6 " 'But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will be the shepherd of my people Israel.'a "1

References for Matthew 2:6

7 Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared.
8 He sent them to Bethlehem and said, "Go and make a careful search for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him."
9 After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen in the eastb went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was.

References for Matthew 2:9

    • e 2:9 - Or "seen when it rose"
      10 When they saw the star, they were overjoyed.
      11 On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him.2 Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts3 of gold and of incense and of myrrh.

      References for Matthew 2:11

      12 And having been warned4 in a dream5 not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route.

      References for Matthew 2:12

          The Escape to Egypt

          13 When they had gone, an angel6 of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream.7 "Get up," he said, "take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him."8

          References for Matthew 2:13

              14 So he got up, took the child and his mother during the night and left for Egypt,
              15 where he stayed until the death of Herod. And so was fulfilled9 what the Lord had said through the prophet: "Out of Egypt I called my son."c10

              References for Matthew 2:15

                • f 2:15 - Hosea 11:1
                  16 When Herod realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had learned from the Magi.