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Matthew 2

Introduction

Overview

Matthew 2:1, The wise men from the east enquire after Christ; Matthew 2:3, at which Herod is alarmed; Matthew 2:9, They are directed by a star to Bethlehem, worship him, and offer their presents; Matthew 2:13, Joseph flees into Egypt with Jesus and his mother; Matthew 2:16, Herod slays the children; Matthew 2:20, himself dies; Matthew 2:23, Christ is brought back again into Galilee to Nazareth.

Verse 1

Fourth year before the account called Anno Domini.

Jesus: Matthew 1:25, Luke 2:4-Judges :

Bethlehem: Matthew 2:5, Micah 5:2, Luke 2:11, Luke 2:15, John 7:42

Herod: This was Herod the Great, for an account of whom see the Connection of the Old and New Testaments in the Comprehensive Bible. Matthew 2:3, Matthew 2:19, Genesis 49:10, Daniel 9:24, Daniel 9:25, Haggai 2:6-1 Samuel :

from: Genesis 10:30, Genesis 25:6, 1 Kings 4:30, Job 1:3, Psalms 72:9-2 Kings :, Isaiah 11:10, Isaiah 60:1-Song of Solomon :

Reciprocal: Genesis 35:16 - Ephrath Genesis 35:19 - Ephrath Genesis 41:8 - the wise men Judges 12:8 - Bethlehem Judges 17:7 - General 1 Samuel 17:12 - Ephrathite 1 Kings 8:41 - cometh out 1 Chronicles 2:51 - Bethlehem 2 Chronicles 6:32 - the stranger Esther 1:13 - the wise Job 36:3 - fetch Isaiah 60:3 - the Gentiles Matthew 2:6 - thou Luke 1:5 - Herod John 4:30 - General Acts 23:35 - in

Verse 2

born: Matthew 21:5, Psalms 2:6, Isaiah 9:6, Isaiah 9:7, Isaiah 32:1, Isaiah 32:2, Jeremiah 23:5, Zechariah 9:9, Luke 2:11, Luke 19:38, Luke 23:3, Luke 23:38, John 1:49, John 12:13, John 18:37, John 19:12-Ezra :, John 19:19

his: Numbers 24:17, Isaiah 60:3, Luke 1:78, Luke 1:79, Revelation 22:16

worship: Matthew 2:10, Matthew 2:11, Psalms 45:11, John 5:23, John 9:38, John 20:28, Hebrews 1:6

Reciprocal: Genesis 1:14 - and let Genesis 37:20 - and we 2 Samuel 4:1 - and all Job 36:3 - fetch Psalms 21:1 - The king Isaiah 11:10 - to it shall Jeremiah 30:21 - governor Matthew 2:9 - the star Matthew 11:3 - Art Matthew 27:42 - the King Mark 15:2 - General Mark 15:12 - whom Mark 15:26 - The King of the Jews Luke 2:15 - Let Luke 20:14 - the heir John 12:15 - Fear John 12:21 - we would Acts 8:34 - of whom

Verse 3

he: Matthew 8:29, Matthew 23:37, 1 Kings 18:17, 1 Kings 18:18, John 11:47, John 11:48, Acts 4:2, Acts 4:24-Daniel :, Acts 5:24-Hosea :, Acts 16:20, Acts 16:21, Acts 17:6, Acts 17:7

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 24:20 - I know well 2 Samuel 4:1 - and all 2 Kings 6:11 - Therefore Psalms 62:4 - consult Proverbs 12:5 - counsels Proverbs 29:2 - when the wicked Isaiah 7:2 - And his heart Daniel 5:9 - changed Matthew 2:1 - Herod Matthew 21:10 - all Mark 12:7 - This John 12:10 - General Acts 2:6 - confounded Acts 17:8 - General Acts 21:30 - all Acts 23:35 - in Revelation 12:4 - the dragon

Verse 4

the chief: Matthew 21:15, Matthew 21:23, Matthew 26:3, Matthew 26:47, Matthew 27:1, 1 Chronicles 24:4-Psalms :, 2 Chronicles 36:14, Ezra 10:5, Nehemiah 12:7, Psalms 2:2, John 7:32, John 18:3

scribes: Matthew 7:29, Matthew 13:52, 2 Chronicles 34:13, 2 Chronicles 34:15, Ezra 7:6, Ezra 7:11, Ezra 7:12, Jeremiah 8:8, Mark 8:31, Luke 20:19, Luke 23:10, John 8:3, Acts 4:5, Acts 6:12, Acts 23:9

he demanded: Malachi 2:7, John 3:10

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 6:2 - called 2 Kings 6:13 - spy where 2 Chronicles 15:3 - a teaching Psalms 62:4 - consult Matthew 22:42 - What

Verse 5

Genesis 35:19, Joshua 19:15, Ruth 1:1, Ruth 1:19, Ruth 2:4, Ruth 4:11, 1 Samuel 16:1

Reciprocal: Judges 17:7 - General 2 Chronicles 11:6 - Bethlehem 2 Chronicles 15:3 - a teaching Matthew 2:1 - Bethlehem Matthew 21:13 - It is Matthew 27:9 - Jeremy Mark 1:2 - written John 7:27 - no man John 7:42 - not

Verse 6

thou: Matthew 2:1, Micah 5:2, John 7:42

a Governor: Matthew 28:18, Genesis 49:10, Numbers 24:19, 1 Chronicles 5:2, Psalms 2:1-Joshua :, Isaiah 9:6, Isaiah 9:7, Ephesians 1:22, Colossians 1:18, Revelation 2:27, Revelation 11:15

rule: or, feed, Psalms 78:71, Psalms 78:72, Isaiah 40:11, Jeremiah 23:4-Joshua :, Ezekiel 34:23-Lamentations :, Ezekiel 37:24-:

Reciprocal: Genesis 35:19 - Ephrath Judges 17:7 - General Judges 19:1 - a concubine Ruth 4:11 - Ephratah 1 Samuel 17:12 - Ephrathite 2 Samuel 5:2 - feed 2 Samuel 7:7 - feed 1 Chronicles 2:51 - Bethlehem 1 Chronicles 11:2 - Thou shalt 1 Chronicles 17:6 - feed 1 Chronicles 17:7 - ruler 2 Chronicles 11:6 - Bethlehem Psalms 28:9 - feed Isaiah 55:4 - a leader Micah 5:4 - feed Micah 7:14 - Feed Matthew 21:5 - thy King John 7:27 - no man Acts 20:28 - to feed Hebrews 9:11 - Christ Revelation 7:17 - feed

Verse 7

Matthew 26:3-Deuteronomy :, Exodus 1:10, 1 Samuel 18:21, Psalms 10:9, Psalms 10:10, Psalms 55:21, Psalms 64:4-Joshua :, Psalms 83:3, Psalms 83:4, Isaiah 7:5-Judges :, Ezekiel 38:10, Ezekiel 38:11, Revelation 12:1-Deuteronomy :, Revelation 12:15

Reciprocal: Ecclesiastes 10:13 - beginning Matthew 2:16 - according Revelation 22:16 - the bright

Verse 8

go: 1 Samuel 23:22, 1 Samuel 23:23, 2 Samuel 17:14, 1 Kings 19:2, Job 5:12, Job 5:13, Psalms 33:10, Psalms 33:11, Proverbs 21:30, Lamentations 3:37, 1 Corinthians 3:19, 1 Corinthians 3:20

that: Matthew 26:48, Matthew 26:49, 2 Samuel 15:7-2 Kings :, 2 Kings 10:18, 2 Kings 10:19, Ezra 4:1, Ezra 4:2, Psalms 12:2, Psalms 12:3, Psalms 55:11-Ezra :, Proverbs 26:24, Proverbs 26:25, Jeremiah 41:5-Judges :, Luke 20:20, Luke 20:21

Reciprocal: Genesis 34:14 - uncircumcised 1 Samuel 15:15 - to 1 Kings 21:9 - Proclaim a fast 2 Kings 8:4 - Tell Psalms 21:11 - are not Ecclesiastes 10:13 - beginning

Verse 9

the star: Matthew 2:2, Psalms 25:12, Proverbs 2:1-Joshua :, Proverbs 8:17, 2 Peter 1:19

Reciprocal: Luke 2:15 - Let

Verse 10

they rejoiced: Deuteronomy 32:13, Psalms 67:4, Psalms 105:3, Luke 2:10, Luke 2:20, Acts 13:46-Galatians :, Romans 15:9-1 Chronicles :

Reciprocal: Matthew 2:2 - worship

Verse 11

they saw: Luke 2:16, Luke 2:26-Jonah :, Luke 2:38

worshipped: Matthew 2:2, Matthew 4:9, Matthew 4:10, Matthew 14:33, Psalms 2:12, Psalms 95:6, John 5:22, John 5:23, Acts 10:25, Acts 10:26, Revelation 19:10, Revelation 22:8-2 Samuel :

presented: or, offered, Genesis 43:11, 1 Samuel 10:27, 1 Kings 10:2, 1 Kings 10:10, Psalms 72:10, Psalms 72:15, Isaiah 60:6

frankincense: Exodus 30:23, Exodus 30:34, Leviticus 2:1, Leviticus 2:2, Leviticus 6:15, Numbers 7:14, Numbers 7:86, Psalms 45:8, Malachi 1:11, Revelation 5:8

Reciprocal: Genesis 17:17 - fell Genesis 24:52 - worshipped Exodus 35:22 - every man Deuteronomy 16:16 - and they shall 1 Kings 10:25 - every man 2 Chronicles 9:1 - spices 2 Chronicles 17:5 - presents 2 Chronicles 32:23 - gifts Psalms 45:12 - with Proverbs 19:6 - will Isaiah 18:7 - shall the Matthew 8:2 - worshipped Matthew 20:20 - worshipping Mark 5:22 - he fell Luke 4:7 - worship me Luke 5:8 - he Luke 8:3 - of their Luke 17:16 - fell Revelation 4:10 - fall

Verse 12

warned: Matthew 2:22, Matthew 1:20, Matthew 27:19, Genesis 20:6, Genesis 20:7, Genesis 31:24, Job 33:15-Esther :, Daniel 2:19

they departed: Exodus 1:17, Acts 4:19, Acts 5:29, 1 Corinthians 3:19

Reciprocal: Genesis 20:3 - a dream Genesis 28:12 - he dreamed Numbers 12:6 - a dream 1 Kings 21:11 - did as Jezebel 2 Kings 6:10 - warned him Job 12:21 - poureth

Verse 13

the angel: Matthew 2:19, Matthew 1:20, Acts 5:19, Acts 10:7, Acts 10:22, Acts 12:11, Hebrews 1:13, Hebrews 1:14

Arise: Matthew 10:23, Revelation 12:6, Revelation 12:14

until: Matthew 2:19, Matthew 2:20, Joshua 3:13, Joshua 3:17, Joshua 4:10, Joshua 4:18, Daniel 3:25, Daniel 3:26, Acts 16:36

for: Matthew 2:16, Exodus 1:22, Exodus 2:2, Exodus 2:3, Job 33:15, Job 33:17, Acts 7:19, Revelation 12:4

Reciprocal: Genesis 20:3 - a dream Genesis 28:12 - he dreamed Genesis 34:14 - uncircumcised Numbers 12:6 - a dream Judges 7:9 - the same 1 Samuel 24:20 - I know well 1 Kings 3:5 - in a dream 1 Kings 11:17 - Hadad 2 Kings 9:3 - and flee 2 Kings 11:1 - and destroyed Job 12:21 - poureth Psalms 22:9 - make me hope Psalms 76:10 - remainder Daniel 2:19 - in Matthew 1:16 - Joseph Matthew 18:10 - their Matthew 21:38 - This Acts 4:27 - both Acts 12:19 - sought for him

Verse 14

Matthew 2:20, Matthew 2:21, Matthew 1:24, Acts 26:21

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 11:17 - Hadad Nehemiah 2:12 - I arose

Verse 15

until: Matthew 2:19, Acts 12:1-Numbers :, Acts 12:23, Acts 12:24

that: Matthew 2:17, Matthew 2:23, Matthew 1:22, Matthew 4:14, Matthew 4:15, Matthew 8:17, Matthew 12:16-Job :, Matthew 21:4, Matthew 26:54, Matthew 26:56, Matthew 27:35, Luke 24:44, John 19:28, John 19:36, Acts 1:16

Out: Exodus 4:22, Numbers 24:8, Hosea 11:1

Reciprocal: Matthew 27:9 - Jeremy Acts 2:10 - Egypt

Verse 16

when: Genesis 39:14, Genesis 39:17, Numbers 22:29, Numbers 24:10, Judges 16:10, Job 12:4

was exceeding: Proverbs 27:3, Proverbs 27:4, Daniel 3:13, Daniel 3:19, Daniel 3:20

and slew: Genesis 49:7, 2 Kings 8:12, Proverbs 28:15, Proverbs 28:17, Isaiah 26:21, Isaiah 59:7, Hosea 10:14, Revelation 17:6

according: Matthew 2:7

Reciprocal: Genesis 35:16 - Ephrath Genesis 42:13 - one is not Exodus 2:3 - could not Judges 9:5 - slew 1 Samuel 2:33 - to consume 1 Samuel 19:17 - Why hast 1 Samuel 22:16 - and 1 Samuel 24:20 - I know well 1 Kings 4:30 - the children 1 Kings 18:12 - he shall slay me 1 Kings 21:11 - did as Jezebel 2 Kings 1:11 - O man 2 Kings 11:1 - and destroyed Esther 5:9 - he was full Psalms 2:2 - kings Psalms 21:11 - are not Psalms 62:4 - consult Psalms 124:3 - their wrath Proverbs 12:5 - counsels Proverbs 14:29 - but Proverbs 17:12 - rather Proverbs 21:24 - haughty Proverbs 29:2 - when the wicked Ecclesiastes 10:13 - beginning Isaiah 51:13 - where is Jeremiah 31:15 - A Daniel 2:12 - General Matthew 2:13 - for Mark 12:7 - This John 12:10 - General Acts 12:19 - commanded Acts 23:35 - in

Verse 17

Matthew 2:15

Verse 18

Rama: Jeremiah 31:15, Ramah

lamentation: Jeremiah 4:31, Jeremiah 9:17-Ecclesiastes :, Ezekiel 2:10, Revelation 8:13

Rachel: Genesis 35:16-Proverbs :

would: Genesis 37:30, Genesis 37:33-Habakkuk :, Genesis 42:36, Job 14:10

Reciprocal: Genesis 5:24 - he was not Genesis 29:17 - Rachel Genesis 35:19 - Ephrath Genesis 42:13 - one is not Genesis 48:7 - Rachel Nehemiah 11:33 - Ramah Isaiah 22:4 - labour

Verse 19

Herod: Psalms 76:10, Isaiah 51:12, Daniel 8:25, Daniel 11:45

an: Matthew 2:13, Matthew 1:20, Psalms 139:7, Jeremiah 30:10, Ezekiel 11:16

Reciprocal: Genesis 28:12 - he dreamed Exodus 2:23 - the king Numbers 12:6 - a dream 1 Kings 3:5 - in a dream Matthew 2:15 - until Matthew 18:10 - their

Verse 20

arise: Matthew 2:13, Proverbs 3:5, Proverbs 3:6

for: Exodus 4:19, 1 Kings 11:21, 1 Kings 11:40, 1 Kings 12:1-Leviticus :

Reciprocal: Exodus 2:23 - the king Judges 9:5 - slew 2 Samuel 4:8 - sought Ecclesiastes 9:6 - their love Isaiah 26:14 - dead Matthew 2:14 - General

Verse 21

Genesis 6:22, Hebrews 11:8

Reciprocal: Matthew 2:14 - General

Verse 22

he was: Genesis 19:17-Ecclesiastes :, 1 Samuel 16:2, Acts 9:13, Acts 9:14

being: Matthew 2:12, Matthew 1:20, Psalms 48:14, Psalms 73:24, Psalms 107:6, Psalms 107:7, Psalms 121:8, Isaiah 30:21, Isaiah 48:17, Isaiah 48:18

into: Matthew 3:13, Luke 2:39, John 7:41, John 7:42, John 7:52

Reciprocal: Matthew 26:69 - Jesus

Verse 23

Nazareth: John 18:5, John 18:7, John 19:19, Acts 2:22

He shall: Matthew 26:71, Numbers 6:13, Judges 13:5, 1 Samuel 1:11, Psalms 69:9, Psalms 69:10, Isaiah 53:1, Isaiah 53:2, Amos 2:10-2 Kings :, John 1:45, John 1:46, Acts 24:5

Reciprocal: Matthew 1:22 - that Matthew 2:15 - that Matthew 4:14 - it Matthew 8:17 - it might Matthew 13:54 - when Matthew 21:11 - of Nazareth Matthew 26:69 - Jesus Mark 10:47 - Jesus Mark 14:67 - Jesus Luke 1:26 - a city Luke 2:4 - of the city Luke 2:39 - they returned Luke 4:16 - to Luke 18:37 - Jesus John 7:28 - Ye both Acts 22:8 - I am

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Matthew 2". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/matthew-2.html.