Matthew 2 ESV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
  Search
English Standard Version (ESV) New International Version (NIV)
1 Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, 1 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem
2 saying, "Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him." 2 and asked, "Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him."
3 When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him; 3 When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him.
4 and assembling all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born. 4 When he had called together all the people's chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Christ was to be born.
5 They told him, "In Bethlehem of Judea, for so it is written by the prophet: 5 "In Bethlehem in Judea," they replied, "for this is what the prophet has written:
6 "'And you, O Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for from you shall come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.'" 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.' "
7 Then Herod summoned the wise men secretly and ascertained from them what time the star had appeared. 7 Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared.
8 And he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, "Go and search diligently for the child, and when you have found him, bring me word, that I too may come and worship him." 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 listening to the king, they went on their way. And behold, the star that they had seen when it rose went before them until it came to rest over the place where the child was. 9 After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen in the east went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was.
10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. 10 When they saw the star, they were overjoyed.
11 And going into the house they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh. 11 On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh.
12 And being warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed to their own country by another way. 12 And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route.
13 Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, "Rise, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you, for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him." 13 When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. "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."
14 And he rose and took the child and his mother by night and departed to Egypt 14 So he got up, took the child and his mother during the night and left for Egypt,
15 and remained there until the death of Herod. This was to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet, "Out of Egypt I called my son." 15 where he stayed until the death of Herod. And so was fulfilled what the Lord had said through the prophet: "Out of Egypt I called my son."
16 Then Herod, when he saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, became furious, and he sent and killed all the male children in Bethlehem and in all that region who were two years old or under, according to the time that he had ascertained from the wise men. 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 was fulfilled what was spoken by the prophet Jeremiah: 17 Then what was said through the prophet Jeremiah was fulfilled:
18 "A voice was heard in Ramah, weeping and loud lamentation, Rachel weeping for her children; she refused to be comforted, because they are no more." 18 "A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more."
19 But when Herod died, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, 19 After Herod died, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt
20 saying, "Rise, take the child and his mother and go to the land of Israel, for those who sought the child's life are dead." 20 and said, "Get up, take the child and his mother and go to the land of Israel, for those who were trying to take the child's life are dead."
21 And he rose and took the child and his mother and went to the land of Israel. 21 So he got up, took the child and his mother and went to the land of Israel.
22 But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning over Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there, and being warned in a dream he withdrew to the district of Galilee. 22 But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning in Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there. Having been warned in a dream, he withdrew to the district of Galilee,
23 And he went and lived in a city called Nazareth, that what was spoken by the prophets might be fulfilled: "He shall be called a Nazarene." 23 and he went and lived in a town called Nazareth. So was fulfilled what was said through the prophets: "He will be called a Nazarene."