Wise men come to worship Jesus.
are in no way least amongst the princes of Judah:
for out of you shall come a governor,
who shall shepherd my people, Israel.’ ”
lamentation, weeping and great mourning,
Rachel weeping for her children;
she wouldn’t be comforted,
because they are no more.”
1. How did the chief priests and scribes know where the Christ was to be born?
v 5 They said ... “In Bethlehem of Judea, for this is written through the prophet,
2. Where does the angel tell Joseph to flee to, and why?
v 13 ... an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, “Arise and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and stay there until I tell you, for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.”
3. How did Joseph know it was safe to return to the land of Israel?
v 19 and 20 But when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, saying, “Arise and take the young child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel, for those who sought the young child’s life are dead.”
- v 1 and 2 Wise men come to king Herod wanting to find and worship the new born King of the Jews
- v 3 to 6 Herod is told by the chief priests and scribes that the prophet Micah had said he was to be born in Bethlehem
- v 7 to 12 Herod tells the wise men to find the child and come back to tell him where it is. The wise men are guided by the star to the house where they present their gifts. Having been warned not to return to Herod, the wise men return to their country a different way
- v 13 to 15 After being warned, Joseph flees into Egypt
- v 16 to 18 Herod kills all baby boys from 2 years old and under in Bethlehem and the surrounding area
- v 19 to 23 After Herod's death Joseph is told by an angel to return to Israel and after another warning settles in Nazareth in Galilee