Matthew 2:11-14

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, 1they offered him gifts, 2gold and 3frankincense and 4myrrh.
12 And 5being warned 6in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed to their own country by another way.

The Flight to Egypt

13 Now when they had departed, behold, 7an 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."
14 And he rose and took the child and his mother by night and departed to Egypt

Matthew 2:11-14 In-Context

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.
10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy.
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.
12 And being warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed to their own country by another way.
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."
14 And he rose and took the child and his mother by night and departed to 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."
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.

Cross References 7

  • 1. [1 Samuel 9:7; Psalms 72:10]
  • 2. Isaiah 60:6
  • 3. Revelation 18:13
  • 4. Exodus 30:23; Psalms 45:8; John 19:39
  • 5. ver. 22; [ver. 13, 19]
  • 6. [Matthew 27:19; Genesis 20:6; Genesis 31:11; Numbers 12:6; Job 33:15]
  • 7. ver. 19; Matthew 1:20; [ver. 12, 22]
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