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Matthew 2:1-23

The Magi Visit the Messiah

1After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi2:1 Traditionally wise men from the east came to Jerusalem 2and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”

3When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him. 4When he had called together all the people’s chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Messiah was to be born. 5“In Bethlehem in Judea,” they replied, “for this is what the prophet has written:

6“ ‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,

are by no means least among the rulers of Judah;

for out of you will come a ruler

who will shepherd my people Israel.’2:6 Micah 5:2,4

7Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared. 8He sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and search carefully for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him.”

9After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. 10When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. 11On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. 12And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route.

The Escape to Egypt

13When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up,” he said, “take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him.”

14So he got up, took the child and his mother during the night and left for Egypt, 15where he stayed until the death of Herod. And so was fulfilled what the Lord had said through the prophet: “Out of Egypt I called my son.”2:15 Hosea 11:1

16When Herod realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had learned from the Magi. 17Then what was said through the prophet Jeremiah was fulfilled:

18“A voice is heard in Ramah,

weeping and great mourning,

Rachel weeping for her children

and refusing to be comforted,

because they are no more.”2:18 Jer. 31:15

The Return to Nazareth

19After Herod died, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt 20and 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.”

21So he got up, took the child and his mother and went to the land of Israel. 22But 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, 23and 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.

Akuapem Twi Contemporary Bible

Mateo 2:1-23

Anyansafo A Wofi Apuei No

1Bere a Ɔhene Herode di ade no na wɔwoo Yesu wɔ Betlehem a ɛwɔ Yudea. 2Saa bere no ara mu na anyansafo bi fi apuei baa Yerusalem bebisae se, “Ɛhe na Yudafo hene a wɔawo no no wɔ? Yehuu ne nsoromma wɔ apuei nohɔ, nti na yɛaba sɛ yɛrebɛsom no.”

3Ɔhene Herode tee saa asɛm yi no, ɛhaw ɔne Yerusalemfo nyinaa adwene yiye. 4Ɔhene Herode frɛɛ ɔman no mu asɔfo mpanyin ne Kyerɛwsɛm no akyerɛkyerɛfo behyiae. Obisaa wɔn se, “Ɛhefa na wɔbɛwo Kristo no?” 5Wobuaa no se, “Betlehem a ɛwɔ Yudea. Na eyi ne nea odiyifo no kae:

6“ ‘Ao kurow Betlehem, wo a

woyɛ otitiriw wɔ Yudaman mu,

wo mu na meyi nea obedi

me man Israel anim ahwɛ wɔn so.’ ”

7Ɔhene Herode frɛɛ anyansafo no kokoa mu bisaa wɔn bere pɔtee a wohuu nsoromma no. Ɔtoaa so ka kyerɛɛ wɔn se, 8“Monkɔ Betlehem nkɔhwehwɛ abofra no. Sɛ muhu no a, mommɛka nkyerɛ me, na me nso menkɔsom no bi.”

9Anyansafo no tiee ɔhene no asɛm no wiei no, wɔkɔe. Wɔrekɔ no, nsoromma a wohuu wɔ apuei no san yii ne ho adi bio kyerɛɛ wɔn. Edii wɔn anim kosii faako a wɔawo abofra no wɔ Betlehem hɔ. 10Bere a wohuu nsoromma no, wɔn ani gyee mmoroso. 11Woduu ofi2.11 Anyansafo no ankɔhwɛ Yesu bere a ɔda mmoa adididaka mu sɛnea na amanne te ne sɛnea nguanhwɛfo no kɔhwɛɛ no no. Mmom, asram bi akyi no, wɔkɔhwɛɛ “abofra” no wɔ ne “fi.” a abofra no ne ne na Maria wɔ mu no, wɔkotow sɔree no. Wɔde wɔn akyɛde a ɛyɛ sikakɔkɔɔ, aduhuam ne kurobow yɛɛ no ayɛ. 12Onyankopɔn soo wɔn dae bɔɔ wɔn kɔkɔ se wɔnnsan nkɔ Herode nkyɛn bio wɔ Yerusalem. Enti wɔfaa ɔkwan foforo so kɔɔ wɔn kurom.

Wɔbɔ Wɔn Ho Aguaa Wɔ Misraim

13Anyansafo no kɔ akyi no, Awurade bɔfo soo Yosef dae se, “Sɔre fa abofra no ne ne na na monkɔ Misraim nkɔtena hɔ nkosi sɛ mɛkyerɛ mo bere a mobɛsan aba. Efisɛ Ɔhene Herode rehwehwɛ abofra no akum no.”

14Anadwo no ara Yosef faa abofra no ne Maria sii mu kɔɔ Misraim, 15ma wɔtenaa hɔ kosii sɛ Ɔhene Herode wui. Eyi na ɛmaa nea Awurade nam odiyifo no so kae se, “Mafrɛ me Ba afi Misraim” no baa mu.

Betlehem Mmofra No Kum

16Herode huu sɛ anyansafo no adaadaa no no, ne bo fuw mmoroso. Ɔsomaa nʼasraafo se wɔnkɔ Betlehem ne nkurow a atwa ho ahyia no nyinaa mu nkokunkum nkokoaa mmarimaa kosi wɔn a wɔadi mfe abien so, sɛnea anyansafo no bere a wɔkae sɛ wɔwoo abofra no wɔ mu no kyerɛ no. 17Nea wɔnam odiyifo Yeremia so kae no baa mu se,

18“Wɔte nne bi wɔ Rama.

Ɛyɛ osu ne agyaadwo;

Rahel resu ne mma;

na ɔmpɛ sɛ wɔkyekye ne werɛ,

efisɛ wɔnte ase bio.”

Wɔsan Ba Nasaret

19Herode wu akyi no, Awurade bɔfo yii ne ho adi kyerɛɛ Yosef wɔ dae mu wɔ Misraim ka kyerɛɛ no se, 20“Sɔre na fa abofra no ne ne na kɔ Israel asase so, efisɛ wɔn a wɔpɛe sɛ wokum abofra no awuwu.”

21Yosef faa abofra no ne ne na san kɔɔ Israel asase so bio. 22Yosef tee sɛ Arkelao2.22 Ɔhempɔn Herode ba yi dii ade sɛ ɔhene wɔ Yudea ne Samaria mfirihyia du pɛ. (4 AYA–6 YAA) Na ɔyɛ otirimɔdenfo ne nhyɛsotraso. Eyi ma wotuu no ade so maa Yudea bɛyɛɛ Roma mantam a na wotua tow ma Roma Ɔhempɔn no ananmusini. a ɔyɛ Herode ba na odi hene wɔ Yudea saa bere no mu no, osuroo sɛ ɔbɛkɔ hɔ. Awurade san soo no dae foforo bio sɛ ɔnnkɔ Yudea, na mmom, ɔnkɔ Galilea.2.22 Yesu bere so no, na Galilea da Ɔman Kronkron no atifi fam. 23Enti wɔkɔtenaa kurow Nasaret mu. Eyi nso maa nea adiyifo no kae se, “Wɔbɛfrɛ no Nasareni” no baa mu.