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2:1 Now after Yeshua (ישוע) was born in Beit Lechem of Yehudah in the days of Herod the king, Hinnei! Magoshi from the east to Yerushalayim,
2:2 saying, "Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him."
2:3 When melekh Herod had heard [these things], he was troubled, and all Yerushalayim with him.
2:4 And when he had gathered all the Rashei Hakohanim (Chief Priests) and Sofrim (scribes) of the people together, he demanded of them where Mashiach should be born.
2:5 And they said to him,
In Beit Lechem Yehudah:
for thus it is written by Ha navi,
2:6 And you Beit Lechem, Ef'ratah [in] the Eretz Yehudah, art not the least among the princes of Yehudah: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule My people Yisrael.
2:7 Then Herod, when he had secretly called the wise men, enquired of them diligently what time the star appeared.
2:8 And he sent them to Beit Lechem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; and when you have found [him], bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also.
2:9 When they had heard the king, they departed; and, behold, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.
2:10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.
2:11 And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Miryam his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented to him gifts; zahav (gold), and levonah (frankincense), and myrrh.
2:12 And being warned of Elohim (אלהים) in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.
2:13 And when they were departed, Hinnei, the Malak of Adonai (יהוה) appears to Yosef in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Mitzrayim, and be you there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.
2:14 When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Mitzrayim:
2:15 And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Adonai (Ar.MarYah) by Ha navi, saying, Out of Mitzrayim have I called my son.
2:16 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 Beit Lechem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently enquired of the wise men.
2:17 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by YirmeYahu haNavi, saying,
2:18 In Ramah was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping [for] her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.
2:19 But when Herod was dead, Hinnei, a Malak of Adonai (יהוה) appears in a dream to Yosef in Mitzrayim,
2:20 Saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and go into the Eretz Yisrael: for they are dead which sought the young child's life.
2:21 And he arose, and took the young child and his mother, and came into the Eretz Yisrael.
2:22 But when he heard that Archelaos did reign in Yehudah in the room of his father Herod, he was afraid to go thither: notwithstanding, being warned of Elohim (אלהים) in a dream, he turned aside into the parts of Galil:
2:23 And he came and dwelt in a city called Natzaret: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by haNeviim, He shall be called a Natzrati.
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The variation stars in Greek Text
During this joyous, seven-day celebration, the Jews go outside and live in tents (booths) to remind them that Elohim is with us and that this earth is not our true home, it is temporal.
The Feast of Tabernacles holiday is called the "Season of our Joy" and the Messenger told the shepherds, "Behold I bring you good tidings of great joy that will be to all people." The holiday is also called "The Feast of Nations", because it was to be celebrated by all
peoples after the Messiah came.
Herod - Hordos (Hebrew: הוֹרְדוֹס, hoɾðos; Greek: ἡρῴdης, hērōdēs; trad. English: Herod), also known as Herod I or Herod the Great, was a Roman client-king of Judaea (c. 74 BC – c. 5, 4 or 1 BC in Jerusalem). the name of a family of Idumæan Herod the Great was a descendant of Esau and, therefore, a traditional enemy of the Jews. He was a convert to Judaism, but his conversion was perhaps politically motivated. It was toward the close of his reign that wise men from the East came in search of the King of the Jews.
Archelaos Archelaus, a son of Herod the Great and king of Yehudah, Samaria and Idumea: - Archelaus (1).From archo and Laodikeus; people-ruling; Archelaus, a Jewish king the meaning of Archelaos meaning master of the people," from archos "master" and laos "people."
Magosi or Magi or Chachamim (wise men) refers to the astrologers/astronomers who were believed to be taught by Dani'el haNavi while in Bavel. These men are neither sorcerers nor Pagans, but they were Fearers of Elohim who were patiently awaiting the coming of Messiah.
The names of the wise men and kings were called as follows:
Zaharwandad son of Artaban;
Hôrmizd son of Sanatruq;
Auštazp son of Gudaphar;
Aršak son of Mihruq;
Zarwand son of Wadwad;
Arîhô son of Kosrau;
Artahšišat son of Hawîlat;
Aštanbôzan son of Šîîšrawan;
Mihruq son of Humam;
Ahširaš son of Sahban;
Nasardîh son of Baladan;
Merôdak son of Bîl.
These are kings, sons of Eastern kings, in the land of Shir,