If you want to continue using the old site, you still can here.


Matthew 2 - NIV

The Magi Visit the Messiah

1 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi[a] from the east came to Jerusalem

2 and 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.”

3 When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him.

4 When 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.’[b]

7 Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared.

8 He 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.”

9 After 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.

10 When they saw the star, they were overjoyed.

11 On 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.

12 And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route.

The Escape to Egypt

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.”[c]

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:

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.”[d]

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.


Footnotes

a. Matthew 2:1 Traditionally wise men
b. Matthew 2:6 Micah?5:2,4
c. Matthew 2:15 Hosea?11:1
d. Matthew 2:18 Jer.?31:15


Sermons on Matthew 2 More sermons: Matthew 2

Paul Andrew avatar
Epifania
Shared by: Paul Andrew on Jan, 2017
Summary: Epifanía significa Manifestación, aparición o revelación.
Denomination: Catholic
Views: 6
Paul Andrew avatar
Epiphany
Shared by: Paul Andrew on Jan, 2017
Summary: Be open to epiphanies
Denomination: Catholic
Views: 2
Christian Cheong avatar
Wise Men Still Seek Him
Shared by: Christian Cheong on Jan, 2017
Summary: Worship is about who, not what. It is about giving, not getting. It is about encounter, not ritual.
Scripture: Matthew 2:1-12
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 14
Jay Bunting avatar
the wise still seek him
Shared by: Jay Bunting on Dec, 2016
Summary: lessons learned from the Wise Men
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Matthew 2:1-12
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 7
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
Gordon Weatherby avatar
Strange Gifts for A Newborn King
Shared by: Gordon Weatherby on Dec, 2016
Summary: This message is one which was delivered on Christmas morning 2016. It looks at how strange and peculiar were the gifts that the Magi gave to the baby Jesus, while having also a great prophetic message as to who He would be.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Matthew 2:1-12
Views: 8
Derrick Tuper avatar
It's A Gift
Shared by: Derrick Tuper on Dec, 2016
Summary: Gifts-whether it's giving them, receiving them, opening them, enjoying them-we love it all. Christmas is a big day for that. We're familiar with the story of the wise men bearing gifts when they visited Jesus but what else does the bible say about gifts?
based on 1 rating
Views: 0
Bruce Lee avatar
How to Know You Are Worshiping the Saviour
Shared by: Bruce Lee on Dec, 2016
Summary: How do you participate in worship? Did you come to watch worship or did you come to do worship? That is the difference that God is looking for in your life.
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: Matthew 2:11-12
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 276
Kevin Barron avatar
Gold For a King
Shared by: Kevin Barron on Dec, 2016
Summary: Focuses on the gold that the wise men brought to see what was kingly about Jesus.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Matthew 2:1-12
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 5
Kevin Barron avatar
Frankincense for a Holy Sacrifice
Shared by: Kevin Barron on Dec, 2016
Summary: Uses the frankincense that the wise men brought to point out some of the sacrifices that Jesus made in coming to earth.
Scripture: Matthew 2:1-12
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 3
Kevin Barron avatar
Myrrh for a Wonderful Savior
Shared by: Kevin Barron on Dec, 2016
Summary: Looks at the gift of myrrh the wise men brought in order to understand the power of what Jesus did for us.
Scripture: Matthew 2:1-12
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 3
Justin Owens avatar
Joy ... a Short Christmas Vignette
Shared by: Justin Owens on Dec, 2016
Summary: A brief vignette about joy as part of a jointly held Christmas service in which four different pastors each spoke of either the Joy, Hope, Peace, or Love of Christmas
Scripture: Matthew 2:9-11
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 0
Stephen E. Trail avatar
Wise Men Still Seek Him
Shared by: Stephen E. Trail on Dec, 2016
Summary: A message to encourage seekers to continue their pursuit of God.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Matthew 2:1-12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 17
Dennis Lee avatar
God’s Special Revelation
Shared by: Dennis Lee on Dec, 2016
Summary: A Christmas Sermon: philosophy, science, and religion can only take us to Jerusalem, it takes special revelation from God's word to find Jesus. Message taken from the Magi's journey.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Matthew 2:1-12
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 14
Cooper  McWhirter avatar
“The Visitation by the Wise Men”
Shared by: Cooper McWhirter on Dec, 2016
Summary: Wise men still SEEK Him, SERVE Him, and WORSHIP HIm
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Matthew 2:1-12
Denomination:
Views: 25
Chuck Sligh avatar
The Beauty of Christmas
Shared by: Chuck Sligh on Dec, 2016
Summary: There are many things that make Christmas beautiful. Here are three that make it beautiful for me.
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.
Andy Grossman avatar
Wise Men Still Seek Him
Shared by: Andy Grossman on Dec, 2016
Summary: 1. The Wisemen had divine knowledge; 2.Seeking takes sacrifice; 3. Seeking Takes Faith; 4. The Result will be worth it
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 27
Jim Caswell avatar
The Breakthrough
Shared by: Jim Caswell on Dec, 2016
Summary: The wise, still today, recognize and receive God’s breakthrough into our world and react to it by worship and sacrificial love for one another.
Steve Ely avatar
Wrapped - Pt. 2 - In Humility
Shared by: Steve Ely on Dec, 2016
Summary: No one pays that much attention to the wrapping. It’s what is inside that counts . . . right? Maybe this Christmas we should stop and consider how the gift was wrapped.
Series: Wrapped
Scripture: Matthew 2:1-6
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 24
Jeff Ecklund avatar
The Season of Hope
Shared by: Jeff Ecklund on Dec, 2016
Summary: This message is about the season of hope in Christ that is right in our midst that can be hidden in the difficult or buried in the familiar.
Scripture: Matthew 2:1
Denomination: *other
Views: 5
Howard Strickland avatar
How to Become Wise
Shared by: Howard Strickland on Dec, 2016
Summary: These trained students (these were astrologers) of the stars observed an unexplained phenomenon in the heavens, and somehow interpreted this sign with a change in the way things were. They saw it as a sign of the Messiah’s birth!
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Matthew 2:1-11
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 26
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
Denn Guptill avatar
The Story of Royalty
Shared by: Denn Guptill on Dec, 2016
Summary: We all know the story of the Three Kings at Christmas, here is a story seldom told of the Two Kings
Scripture: Matthew 2:1-8
Denomination: Wesleyan
Views: 51
Gordon McCulloch avatar
The Epiphany and all it characters, the full story.
Shared by: Gordon McCulloch on Dec, 2016
Summary: The Epiphany is all about the divinity of Jesus being revealed to the world; but not everyone like this news. This is a very interesting story with a variety of characters: eg. compare the characters of Jesus with Herod.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Matthew 2:1-12
Denomination: Episcopal
Views: 202
D Marion Clark avatar
The Magi's Sign
Shared by: D Marion Clark on Oct, 2016
Summary: Christmas is also about the gifts we are to offer in return, not to earn God's favor, but like the magi it is worth a life’s journey to follow whatever destinations may be given us to worship and to give our treasures to our Savior and our King.
Scripture: Matthew 2:1-12
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 44
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?