Matthew 2:16
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English Standard Version
Then Herod, when he saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, became furious, and he sent and killed all the male children in Bethlehem and in all that region who were two years old or under, according to the time that he had ascertained from the wise men.

King James Bible
Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men.

American Standard Version
Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the Wise-men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the male children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the borders thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had exactly learned of the Wise-men.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then Herod perceiving that he was deluded by the wise men, was exceeding angry; and sending killed all the men children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the borders thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men.

English Revised Version
Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the male children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the borders thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had carefully learned of the wise men.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked by the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all its borders, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men.

Weymouth New Testament
Then Herod, finding that the Magi had trifled with him, was furious, and sent and massacred all the boys under two years of age, in Bethlehem and all its neighbourhood, according to the date he had so carefully ascertained from the Magi.

Matthew 2:16 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

The children (τούς παῖδας)

Male children, as is indicated by the masculine form of the article, and so Rev.

Matthew 2:16 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

when.

Genesis 39:14,17 That she called to the men of her house, and spoke to them, saying, See, he has brought in an Hebrew to us to mock us...

Numbers 22:29 And Balaam said to the donkey, Because you have mocked me: I would there were a sword in my hand, for now would I kill you.

Numbers 24:10 And Balak's anger was kindled against Balaam, and he smote his hands together: and Balak said to Balaam...

Judges 16:10 And Delilah said to Samson, Behold, you have mocked me, and told me lies: now tell me, I pray you, with which you might be bound.

Job 12:4 I am as one mocked of his neighbor, who calls on God, and he answers him: the just upright man is laughed to scorn.

was exceeding.

Proverbs 27:3,4 A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty; but a fool's wrath is heavier than them both...

Daniel 3:13,19,20 Then Nebuchadnezzar in his rage and fury commanded to bring Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego...

and slew.

Genesis 49:7 Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; and their wrath, for it was cruel: I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel.

2 Kings 8:12 And Hazael said, Why weeps my lord? And he answered, Because I know the evil that you will do to the children of Israel...

Proverbs 28:15,17 As a roaring lion, and a ranging bear; so is a wicked ruler over the poor people...

Isaiah 26:21 For, behold, the LORD comes out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity...

Isaiah 59:7 Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity...

Hosea 10:14 Therefore shall a tumult arise among your people, and all your fortresses shall be spoiled...

Revelation 17:6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her...

according.

Matthew 2:7 Then Herod, when he had privately called the wise men, inquired of them diligently what time the star appeared.

Cross References
Proverbs 28:15
Like a roaring lion or a charging bear is a wicked ruler over a poor people.

Isaiah 59:7
Their feet run to evil, and they are swift to shed innocent blood; their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; desolation and destruction are in their highways.

Matthew 2:1
Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem,

Matthew 2:7
Then Herod summoned the wise men secretly and ascertained from them what time the star had appeared.

Matthew 2:17
Then was fulfilled what was spoken by the prophet Jeremiah:

Revelation 12:4
His tail swept down a third of the stars of heaven and cast them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she bore her child he might devour it.

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