New Living Translation
He called a meeting of the leading priests and teachers of religious law and asked, "Where is the Messiah supposed to be born?"
King James Bible
And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born.
Darby Bible Translation
and, assembling all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Christ should be born.
World English Bible
Gathering together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he asked them where the Christ would be born.
Young's Literal Translation
and having gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he was inquiring from them where the Christ is born.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:4 The chief priests - That is, not only the high priest and his deputy, with those who formerly had borne that office: but also the chief man in each of those twenty - four courses, into which the body of priests were divided, 1Chron 24:6-19. The scribes were those whose peculiar business it was to explain the Scriptures to the people. They were the public preachers, or expounders of the law of Moses. Whence the chief of them were called doctors of the law.
LibraryFlight into Egypt and Slaughter of the Bethlehem Children.
(Bethlehem and Road Thence to Egypt, b.c. 4.) ^A Matt. II. 13-18. ^a 13 Now when they were departed [The text favors the idea that the arrival and departure of the magi and the departure of Joseph for Egypt, all occurred in one night. If so, the people of Bethlehem knew nothing of these matters], behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise [this command calls for immediate departure] and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt [This land was ever the …
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel
The Child Jesus Brought from Egypt to Nazareth.
The visit and Homage of the Magi, and the Flight into Egypt
The Child-Life in Nazareth
King Herod was deeply disturbed when he heard this, as was everyone in Jerusalem.
"In Bethlehem in Judea," they said, "for this is what the prophet wrote:
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