Matthew 2:5
New International Version
“In Bethlehem in Judea,” they replied, “for this is what the prophet has written:

New Living Translation
“In Bethlehem in Judea,” they said, “for this is what the prophet wrote:

English Standard Version
They told him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for so it is written by the prophet:

Berean Study Bible
“In Bethlehem in Judea,” they replied, “for this is what the prophet has written:

Berean Literal Bible
And they said to him, "In Bethlehem of Judea, for thus has it been written through the prophet:

King James Bible
And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet,

New King James Version
So they said to him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for thus it is written by the prophet:

New American Standard Bible
They said to him, “In Bethlehem of Judea; for this is what has been written by the prophet:

NASB 1995
They said to him, “In Bethlehem of Judea; for this is what has been written by the prophet:

NASB 1977
And they said to him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for so it has been written by the prophet,

Amplified Bible
They replied to him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for this is what has been written by the prophet [Micah]:

Christian Standard Bible
“In Bethlehem of Judea,” they told him, “because this is what was written by the prophet:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
In Bethlehem of Judea,” they told him, “because this is what was written by the prophet:

American Standard Version
And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written through the prophet,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they said, “In Bethlehem of Judaea”, for thus it is written in The Prophets:

Contemporary English Version
They told him, "He will be born in Bethlehem, just as the prophet wrote,

Douay-Rheims Bible
But they said to him: In Bethlehem of Juda. For so it is written by the prophet:

English Revised Version
And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet,

Good News Translation
"In the town of Bethlehem in Judea," they answered. "For this is what the prophet wrote:

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They told him, "In Bethlehem in Judea. The prophet wrote about this:

International Standard Version
They told him, "In Bethlehem of Judea, because that is what was written by the prophet:

Literal Standard Version
And they said to him, “In Beth-Lehem of Judea, for thus it has been written through the prophet:

NET Bible
"In Bethlehem of Judea," they said, "for it is written this way by the prophet:

New Heart English Bible
And they said to him, "In Bethlehem of Judea, for thus it is written through the prophet,

Weymouth New Testament
"At Bethlehem in Judaea," they replied; "for so it stands written in the words of the Prophet,

World English Bible
They said to him, "In Bethlehem of Judea, for this is written through the prophet,

Young's Literal Translation
And they said to him, 'In Beth-Lehem of Judea, for thus it hath been written through the prophet,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Pilgrimage of the Magi
4And when he had assembled all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he asked them where the Christ 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 be the shepherd of My people Israel.’ ”…

Cross References
Matthew 2:1
After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem,

Matthew 2:4
And when he had assembled all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he asked them where the Christ was to be born.

John 7:42
Doesn't the Scripture say that the Christ will come from the line of David and from Bethlehem, the village where David lived?"


Treasury of Scripture

And they said to him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet,

Genesis 35:19
And Rachel died, and was buried in the way to Ephrath, which is Bethlehem.

Joshua 19:15
And Kattath, and Nahallal, and Shimron, and Idalah, and Bethlehem: twelve cities with their villages.

Ruth 1:1,19
Now it came to pass in the days when the judges ruled, that there was a famine in the land. And a certain man of Bethlehemjudah went to sojourn in the country of Moab, he, and his wife, and his two sons…









(5) In Bethlehem of Judaea.--The words of the people in John 7:42 show the same belief thirty years later. The Targum, or Jewish paraphrase, of Micah 5:2, inserts the very words, "Out of thee the Messiah shall come."

Verse 5. - And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet. For" by" the Revised Version margin has "through" (Matthew 1:22, not,.).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
“In
Ἐν (En)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

Bethlehem
Βηθλέεμ (Bēthleem)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 965: Bethlehem, a town of Judea. Of Hebrew origin; Bethleem, a place in Palestine.

in Judea,”
Ἰουδαίας (Ioudaias)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 2449: Judea, a Roman province, capital Jerusalem. Feminine of Ioudaios; the Judaean land, a region of Palestine.

they replied,
εἶπαν (eipan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

“for
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

this is what
οὕτως (houtōs)
Adverb
Strong's 3779: Thus, so, in this manner. Or (referring to what precedes or follows).

the
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

prophet
προφήτου (prophētou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 4396: From a compound of pro and phemi; a foreteller; by analogy, an inspired speaker; by extension, a poet.

has written:
γέγραπται (gegraptai)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1125: A primary verb; to 'grave', especially to write; figuratively, to describe.


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