Matthew 2:8-18 NIV

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 easta went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was.

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    • 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.1 Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts2 of gold and of incense and of myrrh.

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      12 And having been warned3 in a dream4 not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route.

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          The Escape to Egypt

          13 When they had gone, an angel5 of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream.6 "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."7

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              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 fulfilled8 what the Lord had said through the prophet: "Out of Egypt I called my son."b9

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                • 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.
                  17 Then what was said through the prophet Jeremiah was fulfilled:10

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                      18 "A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel11 weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more."c12

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