The New Testament
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Matthew 2:16Matthew 2:18

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,

18 a"A voice in Ramah was heard, weeping and great lamentation: 1Rachel weeping for her children, and she would not be comforted, because they are no more.''