New International Version
And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route.
King James Bible
And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.
Darby Bible Translation
And being divinely instructed in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.
World English Bible
Being warned in a dream that they shouldn't return to Herod, they went back to their own country another way.
Young's Literal Translation
and having been divinely warned in a dream not to turn back unto Herod, through another way they withdrew to their own region.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
They presented unto him gifts - The people of the east never approach the presence of kings and great personages, without a present in their hands. This custom is often noticed in the Old Testament, and still prevails in the east, and in some of the newly discovered South Sea Islands.
Gold, and frankincense, and myrrh - Some will have these gifts to be emblematic of the Divinity, regal office, and manhood of Christ. "They offered him incense as their God; gold as their king; and myrrh, as united to a human body, subject to suffering and death." Aurum, thus, myrrham, regique, Deo, Hominique, dona ferunt. Juvencus. Rather, they offered him the things which were in most esteem among themselves; and which were productions of their own country. The gold was probably a very providential supply, as on it, it is likely, they subsisted while in Egypt.
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'Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, 2. Saying, Where is He that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen His star in the east, and are come to worship Him. 3. When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. 4. And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born. 5. And they said …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
History of the Interpretation.
Chronology of the Life of Christ.
In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls on people as they slumber in their beds,
he may speak in their ears and terrify them with warnings,
But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, "Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.
When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. "Get up," he said, "take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him."
After Herod died, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt
But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning in Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there. Having been warned in a dream, he withdrew to the district of Galilee,
While Pilate was sitting on the judge's seat, his wife sent him this message: "Don't have anything to do with that innocent man, for I have suffered a great deal today in a dream because of him."
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