THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO
C. His Youth and Growth -- Called a Nazarene
1. Sought and Worshipped by the Gentile Magi
3 And when Herod the king heard this, he was troubled and all Jerusalem with him.
5 And they said to him, In aBethlehem of Judea, for so it is written through the prophet:
2. Envied by Herod the King
7 Then Herod, secretly calling the magi, determined accurately from them the time that the star appeared.
8 And sending them to Bethlehem, he said, Go and find out accurately about the child. And when you find Him, report to me, so that I also may come and worship Him.
10 And when they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy.
11 And they came into the 1house and saw the achild with bMary His mother. And falling down, they 2worshipped Him; and opening their treasures, they offered 3cgifts to Him, dgold and efrankincense and fmyrrh.
3. Fleeing to Egypt
13 Now when they had departed, behold, an aangel of the Lord appeared in a bdream to Joseph, saying, Arise, take the child and His mother and flee into cEgypt, and stay there until I tell you; for Herod is going to seek the child to destroy Him.
14 And he arose and took the child and His mother by night and departed into Egypt,
4. Sought by Herod the King for Destruction
16 Then Herod, seeing that he had been mocked by the magi, became greatly enraged, and sending out men, he 1did away with all the boys who were in Bethlehem and in all its borders from two years old and under, according to the time that he had accurately determined from the magi.
17 At that time what was spoken through Jeremiah the prophet was afulfilled, saying,
5. Returning to Dwell in Nazareth
19 And when Herod had died, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared in a adream to Joseph in Egypt,
21 And he arose and took the child and His mother and entered into the land of Israel.
22 But because he heard that Archelaus was reigning over Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there; and having been divinely instructed in a adream, he departed into the regions of 1bGalilee.