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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.

Bíbélì Mímọ́ Yorùbá Òde Òn

Matiu 2:1-23

Ìbẹ̀wò àwọn amòye

12.1: Lk 2.4-7; 1.5.Lẹ́yìn ìgbà tí a bí Jesu ní Bẹtilẹhẹmu ti Judea, ni àkókò ọba Herodu, àwọn amòye ti ìlà-oòrùn wá sí Jerusalẹmu. 22.2: Jr 23.5; Sk 9.9; Mk 15.2; Jh 1.49; Nu 24.17.Wọ́n si béèrè pé, “Níbo ni ẹni náà tí a bí tí í ṣe ọba àwọn Júù wà? Àwa ti rí ìràwọ̀ rẹ̀ ní ìlà-oòrùn, a sì wá láti foríbalẹ̀ fún un.”

3Nígbà tí ọba Herodu sì gbọ́ èyí, ìdààmú bá a àti gbogbo àwọn ara Jerusalẹmu pẹ̀lú rẹ̀ 4Nígbà tí ó sì pe àwọn olórí àlùfáà àti àwọn olùkọ́ òfin jọ, ó bi wọ́n léèrè níbi ti a ó gbé bí Kristi? 52.5: Jh 7.42.Wọ́n sì wí pé, “Ní Bẹtilẹhẹmu ti Judea, èyí ni ohun tí wòlíì ti kọ ìwé rẹ̀ pé:

62.6: Mik 5.2.“ ‘Ṣùgbọ́n ìwọ Bẹtilẹhẹmu, ní ilẹ̀ Judea,

ìwọ kò kéré jù láàrín àwọn ọmọ-aládé Juda;

nítorí láti inú rẹ ni Baálẹ̀ kan yóò ti jáde,

Ẹni ti yóò ṣe ìtọ́jú Israẹli, àwọn ènìyàn mi.’ ”

7Nígbà náà ni Herodu ọba pe àwọn amòye náà sí ìkọ̀kọ̀, ó sì wádìí ni ọwọ́ wọn, àkókò náà gan an tí wọ́n kọ́kọ́ rí ìràwọ̀. 8Ó sì rán wọn lọ sí Bẹtilẹhẹmu, ó sì wí pé, “Ẹ lọ ṣe ìwádìí fínní fínní ní ti ọmọ náà tí a bí. Lẹ́yìn tí ẹ bá sì rí i, ẹ padà wá sọ fún mi, kí èmi náà le lọ foríbalẹ̀ fún un.”

9Nígbà tí wọ́n sì gbọ́ ọ̀rọ̀ ọba, wọ́n mú ọ̀nà wọn pọ̀n, sì wò ó, ìràwọ̀ tí wọ́n ti rí láti ìhà ìlà-oòrùn wá, ó ṣáájú wọn, títí tí ó fi dúró lókè ibi tí ọmọ náà gbé wà. 10Nígbà tí wọ́n sì rí ìràwọ̀ náà, ayọ̀ kún ọkàn wọn. 112.11: Mt 1.18; 12.46.Bí wọ́n tí wọ inú ilé náà, wọn rí ọmọ ọwọ́ náà pẹ̀lú Maria ìyá rẹ̀, wọ́n wólẹ̀, wọ́n foríbalẹ̀ fún un. Nígbà náà ni wọ́n tú ìṣúra wọn, wọ́n sì ta Jesu lọ́rẹ: wúrà, tùràrí àti òjìá. 122.12: Mt 2.22; Ap 10.22; Hb 11.7.Nítorí pé Ọlọ́run ti kìlọ̀ fún wọn ní ojú àlá pé kí wọ́n má ṣe padà tọ Herodu lọ mọ́, wọ́n gba ọ̀nà mìíràn lọ sí ìlú wọn.

A gbé Jesu sálọ sì Ejibiti

13Nígbà tí wọn ti lọ, angẹli Olúwa fi ara hàn Josẹfu ní ojú àlá pé, “Dìde, gbé ọmọ ọwọ́ náà àti ìyá rẹ̀, kí ó sì sálọ sí Ejibiti. Dúró níbẹ̀ títí tí èmi yóò fi sọ fún ọ, nítorí Herodu yóò wá ọ̀nà láti pa ọmọ ọwọ́ náà.”

14Nígbà náà ni ó sì dìde, ó mú ọmọ ọwọ́ náà àti ìyá rẹ̀ ní òru, ó sì lọ sí Ejibiti, 152.15: Ho 11.1.ó sì wà níbẹ̀ títí tí Herodu fi kú. Èyí jẹ́ ìmúṣẹ àsọtẹ́lẹ̀ ohun tí Olúwa sọ láti ẹnu wòlíì pé: “Mo pe ọmọ mi jáde láti Ejibiti wá.”

16Nígbà tí Herodu rí í pé àwọn amòye náà ti tan òun jẹ, ó bínú gidigidi, ó sì pàṣẹ kí a pa gbogbo àwọn ọmọkùnrin tí ó wà ní Bẹtilẹhẹmu àti ní ẹkùn rẹ̀ láti àwọn ọmọ ọdún méjì sílẹ̀ gẹ́gẹ́ bi àkókò tí ó ti fi ẹ̀sọ̀ ẹ̀sọ̀ béèrè lọ́wọ́ àwọn amòye náà. 17Nígbà náà ni èyí tí a ti sọtẹ́lẹ̀ láti ẹnu wòlíì Jeremiah wá ṣẹ pé:

182.18: Jr 31.15.“A gbọ́ ohùn kan ní Rama,

ohùn réré ẹkún àti ọ̀fọ̀ ńlá,

Rakeli ń sọkún àwọn ọmọ rẹ̀.

Ó kọ̀ láti gbìpẹ̀

nítorí àwọn ọmọ rẹ̀ kò sí mọ́.”

Ìpadà sí Nasareti

192.19: Mt 1.20; 2.13.Lẹ́yìn ikú Herodu, angẹli Olúwa fi ara hàn Josẹfu lójú àlá ní Ejibiti 20Ó sì wí fún un pé, “Dìde gbé ọmọ ọwọ́ náà àti ìyá rẹ̀ padà sí ilẹ̀ Israẹli, nítorí àwọn tí ń wá ẹ̀mí ọmọ ọwọ́ náà láti pa ti kú.”

21Nítorí náà, o sì dìde, ó gbé ọmọ ọwọ́ náà àti ìyá rẹ̀ ó sì wá sí ilẹ̀ Israẹli. 22Ṣùgbọ́n nígbà tí ó gbọ́ pé Akelausi ni ó ń jẹ ọba ní Judea ní ipò Herodu baba rẹ̀, ó bẹ̀rù láti lọ sí ì bẹ̀. Nítorí tí Ọlọ́run ti kìlọ̀ fún un ní ojú àlá, ó yí padà, ó sì gba ẹkùn Galili lọ, 232.23: Lk 1.26; Mk 1.24.ó sì lọ í gbé ní ìlú tí a pè ní Nasareti. Nígbà náà ni èyí tí a sọtẹ́lẹ̀ láti ẹnu àwọn wòlíì wá sí ìmúṣẹ: “A ó pè é ní ará Nasareti.”