Book of Matthew: Chapter 2

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2:1 cum ergo natus esset Iesus in Bethleem Iudaeae in diebus Herodis regis ecce magi ab oriente venerunt Hierosolymam2:1 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,
2:2 dicentes ubi est qui natus est rex Iudaeorum vidimus enim stellam eius in oriente et venimus adorare eum2:2 Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.
2:3 audiens autem Herodes rex turbatus est et omnis Hierosolyma cum illo2:3 When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.
2:4 et congregans omnes principes sacerdotum et scribas populi sciscitabatur ab eis ubi Christus nasceretur2:4 And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born.
2:5 at illi dixerunt ei in Bethleem Iudaeae sic enim scriptum est per prophetam2:5 And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet,
2:6 et tu Bethleem terra Iuda nequaquam minima es in principibus Iuda ex te enim exiet dux qui reget populum meum Israhel2:6 And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel.
2:7 tunc Herodes clam vocatis magis diligenter didicit ab eis tempus stellae quae apparuit eis2:7 Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, enquired of them diligently what time the star appeared.
2:8 et mittens illos in Bethleem dixit ite et interrogate diligenter de puero et cum inveneritis renuntiate mihi ut et ego veniens adorem eum2:8 And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also.
2:9 qui cum audissent regem abierunt et ecce stella quam viderant in oriente antecedebat eos usque dum veniens staret supra ubi erat puer2:9 When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.
2:10 videntes autem stellam gavisi sunt gaudio magno valde2:10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.
2:11 et intrantes domum invenerunt puerum cum Maria matre eius et procidentes adoraverunt eum et apertis thesauris suis obtulerunt ei munera aurum tus et murram2:11 And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense and myrrh.
2:12 et responso accepto in somnis ne redirent ad Herodem per aliam viam reversi sunt in regionem suam2:12 And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.
2:13 qui cum recessissent ecce angelus Domini apparuit in somnis Ioseph dicens surge et accipe puerum et matrem eius et fuge in Aegyptum et esto ibi usque dum dicam tibi futurum est enim ut Herodes quaerat puerum ad perdendum eum2:13 And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.
2:14 qui consurgens accepit puerum et matrem eius nocte et recessit in Aegyptum2:14 When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt:
2:15 et erat ibi usque ad obitum Herodis ut adimpleretur quod dictum est a Domino per prophetam dicentem ex Aegypto vocavi filium meum2:15 And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son.
2:16 tunc Herodes videns quoniam inlusus esset a magis iratus est valde et mittens occidit omnes pueros qui erant in Bethleem et in omnibus finibus eius a bimatu et infra secundum tempus quod exquisierat a magis2:16 Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently enquired of the wise men.
2:17 tunc adimpletum est quod dictum est per Hieremiam prophetam dicentem2:17 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying,
2:18 vox in Rama audita est ploratus et ululatus multus Rachel plorans filios suos et noluit consolari quia non sunt2:18 In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.
2:19 defuncto autem Herode ecce apparuit angelus Domini in somnis Ioseph in Aegypto2:19 But when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of the Lord appeareth in a dream to Joseph in Egypt,
2:20 dicens surge et accipe puerum et matrem eius et vade in terram Israhel defuncti sunt enim qui quaerebant animam pueri2:20 Saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel: for they are dead which sought the young child's life.
2:21 qui surgens accepit puerum et matrem eius et venit in terram Israhel2:21 And he arose, and took the young child and his mother, and came into the land of Israel.
2:22 audiens autem quod Archelaus regnaret in Iudaea pro Herode patre suo timuit illo ire et admonitus in somnis secessit in partes Galilaeae2:22 But when he heard that Archelaus did reign in Judaea in the room of his father Herod, he was afraid to go thither: notwithstanding, being warned of God in a dream, he turned aside into the parts of Galilee:
2:23 et veniens habitavit in civitate quae vocatur Nazareth ut adimpleretur quod dictum est per prophetas quoniam Nazareus vocabitur2:23 And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He shall be called a Nazarene.

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