Matthew 2:21

21 So he got up, took the child and his mother and went to the land of Israel.

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Matthew 2:21 in Other Translations

KJV
21 And he arose, and took the young child and his mother, and came into the land of Israel.
ESV
21 And he rose and took the child and his mother and went to the land of Israel.
NLT
21 So Joseph got up and returned to the land of Israel with Jesus and his mother.
MSG
21 Joseph obeyed. He got up, took the child and his mother, and reentered Israel.
CSB
21 So he got up, took the child and His mother, and entered the land of Israel.

Matthew 2:21 Meaning and Commentary

Matthew 2:21

And he arose and took the young child and his mother
He exactly conformed in every circumstance to the orders given him, with respect to the persons he took, the place he went to, and the expeditiousness of doing it; and is an example of ready and cheerful obedience to the commands of God, worthy of imitation. We may learn from hence, as well as from some other instances already met with, a reason among others, why, though Mary was a virgin, and even if she was to continue so, yet she must be espoused to Joseph as her husband; that she might have one to take care of her and her young child, and be a means, under God, of preserving, protecting, and providing for them.

Matthew 2:21 In-Context

19 After Herod died, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt
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 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 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 town called Nazareth. So was fulfilled what was said through the prophets, that he would be called a Nazarene.
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