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Matthew 2 - NIV

13 When 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.”

14 So he got up, took the child and his mother during the night and left for Egypt,

15 where 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.”[a]

16 When 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.

17 Then what was said through the prophet Jeremiah was fulfilled:


“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.”[b]

The Return to Nazareth

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

20 and 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.”

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

22 But 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,

23 and 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.


a. Matthew 2:15 Hosea?11:1
b. Matthew 2:18 Jer.?31:15

Sermons on Matthew 2 More sermons: Matthew 2

Kerry Haynes avatar
Holy Family Flight
Shared by: Kerry Haynes on Dec, 2016
Summary: The story of the three wise men and the Holy Family's flight to Egypt shows God's tender care for every detail of our lives. We need to stay under God’s protection, count on God’s provision. and watch for God’s plan.
Scripture: Matthew 2:1-15
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 7
Denn Guptill avatar
The Story of a Journey
Shared by: Denn Guptill on Dec, 2016
Summary: We all hear the story about the Journey to Bethlehem at Christmas, this is the story of the journey to Egypt
Scripture: Matthew 2:7-15
Denomination: Wesleyan
Views: 8
Ed Vasicek avatar
The Return Trip That Was Diverted
Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Dec, 2016
Summary: Whether it is our nature or not, God sometimes calls us to flex and adjust to change, but He gives us the strength to do so.
Michael Stark avatar
Fleeing to Egypt
Shared by: Michael Stark on Dec, 2016
Summary: Reviewing Matthew's account of the events surrounding the arrival of the wise men.
Scripture: Matthew 2:1-15
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 7
Ed Vasicek avatar
The Visitor Who Never Arrived
Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Dec, 2016
Summary: Whereas the Magi devoutly and innocently sought out the newly born Messiah-King, wicked King Herod never set his evil eyes upon Him. He, like so many others, never arrived.
Scripture: Matthew 2:1-18
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 18
D Marion Clark avatar
Rachel's Sorrow
Shared by: D Marion Clark on Oct, 2016
Summary: However crafty, however ruthless Herod might have been, he could be no more successful than his evil superior Satan. The Redeemer would come just as was planned, would live just as planned, and would die just as planned.
Scripture: Matthew 2:13-18
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 512
D Marion Clark avatar
Joseph's Dreams
Shared by: D Marion Clark on Oct, 2016
Summary: When it comes to dreaming, many readers think Matthew is the dreamer by the way he uses Old Testament Scripture to back up his story. Is Matthew too anxious to justify his story that he twists Scripture to suit his purpose?
Rev.Andrew B Natarajan avatar
Three kinds of worshippers
Shared by: Rev.Andrew B Natarajan on Sep, 2016
Summary: Three wise came from east and brought gifts according to their capacities. God blessed them all equally.
Scripture: Matthew 2:1-18
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 175
Elmer Towns avatar
Wise Men Worship Jesus Lesson 6
Shared by: Elmer Towns on Sep, 2016
Summary: In Search of the King
Scripture: Matthew 2:1-23
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 60
D. Greg Ebie avatar
Your Place in an Uncertain Future
Shared by: D. Greg Ebie on Aug, 2016
Summary: Only God knows tomorrow. Don’t Fear an uncertain future; it is our Opportunity to walk with God. As we do God gives us grace at the moment we need it.
Series: Unlikely
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Matthew 2:13-23
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 680
Michael Luke avatar
The Hard Side of Christmas
Shared by: Michael Luke on May, 2016
Summary: Every instance of our lives is part of a greater spiritual conflict. The first Christmas was no exception.
Scripture: Matthew 2:9-20
Views: 86
Doug Gorman avatar
The Refugee Crisis
Shared by: Doug Gorman on Apr, 2016
Summary: This is a hot topic for many people around the world today; the refugee crisis. What do we do when mostly non-Christians use Matthew chapter 2 and say “Jesus was a refugee, wouldn’t you help Him?”
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Matthew 2:13-17
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 490
Ajai Prakash avatar
Flight to Egypt
Shared by: Ajai Prakash on Mar, 2016
Summary: How do you respond to Christ the King Who is the fulfillment of the ages? Like Herod, and all Jerusalem with him, do you hate Him and fear Him? Or, like the shepherds and magi’s, do you bow down before Him and worship Him?
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Matthew 2:13-31
Views: 147
suresh manoharan avatar
Shared by: suresh manoharan on Mar, 2016
Summary: To facilitate better understanding of "one Herod too many" conundrum especially to the new readers of the New Testament!!!
Scripture: Matthew 2:1-18
Denomination: *other
Views: 216
J Jeffrey  Smead avatar
Do You Have Those Post Christmas Blues?
Shared by: J Jeffrey Smead on Jan, 2016
Summary: The excitement of Christmas is over. Life has almost gotten back to normal. And many people suffer from the Post-Christmas blahs a kind of depression in fact here is a song for this season titled "The Post-Christmas Blues".
John Pearrell avatar
Herod-The Forgotten Player
Shared by: John Pearrell on Jan, 2016
Summary: There were four responses to the Christ Child. How do you respond to Him?
Derrick Tuper avatar
What Made the Wise Men So Wise?
Shared by: Derrick Tuper on Jan, 2016
Summary: When we look at the account of the wise men we will see some reasons why they were wise. The characteristics that made the wise men so wise are the same ones that will make us wise too.
Scripture: Matthew 2:1-14
Views: 230
David Rigg avatar
There Are Too Many Scrooges In Our World Today
Shared by: David Rigg on Dec, 2015
Summary: Here's a sermon to preach after Christmas about King Herod and the people in the world today who try to stamp out Christianity.
Fred W. Penney avatar
Jesus the refugee
Shared by: Fred W. Penney on Dec, 2015
Summary: Christmas message based on Matthew 2 where Herod tries to kill Jesus
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Matthew 2:1-18
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 422
Dr.W.Samuel Legon avatar
Shared by: Dr.W.Samuel Legon on Dec, 2015
Summary: God sends heaven to earth through his son.
Troy Borst avatar
Christmas Focus in Matthew: Herod
Shared by: Troy Borst on Dec, 2015
Summary: We have also talked about the real historical King Herod who tried to kill the baby Jesus when He was born. Some people hate Jesus. Some people hate Christmas. Are there people today who hate Christmas? Are there people today who hate Jesus? As we mo
John Gaston avatar
If I Were Planning Christmas...
Shared by: John Gaston on Dec, 2015
Summary: If I had been God and if I were planning Christmas, I would have done things differently. The way the birth of Jesus took place was too risky. How I would have done it?
Scripture: Matthew 1:18-2:16
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,163
Craig Condon avatar
God, Our Refuge, Strength and Protector
Shared by: Craig Condon on Oct, 2015
Summary: Even when we are in a place of exile, we must demonstrate unwavering obedience to God just as Joseph did. Joseph could not see all of God’s plan except for the next step.
Scripture: Matthew 2:13-23
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 1,151
Dean Courtier avatar
The Sunday after Christmas sermon
Shared by: Dean Courtier on Aug, 2015
Summary: How did Christmas 2014 feel to you? Maybe your Christmas wasn’t all you expected. Now that Christmas is over, maybe the excitement has passed and life is already returning to some kind of normal. Whatever normal might be in your life!
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Matthew 2:13-23
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 522
Johnny Carver avatar
Seeking Jesus
Shared by: Johnny Carver on Jan, 2015
Summary: The number of people suffering from emptiness within is without number! Jesus is the ONLY thing that will fill that place within a person's heart that longs for satisfaction!
Shared by: OKOYE BENJAMIN on Jan, 2015
Scripture: Matthew 2:1-23
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 596
Paul Clemente avatar
Obedience Fulfills God's Will
Shared by: Paul Clemente on Jan, 2015
Summary: How did Joseph and Mary to results of Christmas?
Scripture: Matthew 2:12-23
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 1,115
J Jeffrey  Smead avatar
Wise Men And Women Still Seek Him / Rise Up And Follow The Star
Shared by: J Jeffrey Smead on Jan, 2015
Summary: For these Wise men, this was the most important journey they would ever take. Nobody No-thing was going to stand between them and following the star. These Magi made a dramatic commitment of time.to search for this New king.The gift of time.
based on 41 ratings
Scripture: Matthew 2:1-13
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 7,611
Kevin Ruffcorn avatar
Action and Reaction
Shared by: Kevin Ruffcorn on Jan, 2015
Summary: Joseph flees to Egypt with his family in order to protect them from the jealous wrath of King Herod. God's action of love has created a reaction of fear and violence
Scripture: Matthew 2:13-23
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 670
Shawn Drake avatar
How Could God Allow This To Happen?
Shared by: Shawn Drake on Dec, 2014
Summary: This is the 3rd sermon in the Christmas Series, "Out Of Your Mind". This sermon discusses how God sees the Big Picture.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Matthew 2:1-23
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 564