Matthew 2:5

5 “In Bethlehem in Judea,” they replied, “for this is what the prophet has written:

Read Matthew 2:5 Using Other Translations

And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet,
They told him, "In Bethlehem of Judea, for so it is written by the prophet:
“In Bethlehem in Judea,” they said, “for this is what the prophet wrote:

What does Matthew 2:5 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Matthew 2:5

And they said unto him
They answer without any hesitation, it being a generally received notion, and a thing well known among them,

in Bethlehem of Judea;
and give their reason for it; for

thus it is written by the prophet,
that is, the prophet Micah, in whose prophecy, ( Micah 5:2 ) it stands, and is as follows:

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