Bible: Matthew 2:13-18

The Escape to Egypt

2:13 After they had gone, an 1  angel of the Lord 2  appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Get up, take the child and his mother and flee to Egypt, and stay there until I tell you, for Herod 3  is going to look for the child to kill him.” 2:14 Then he got up, took the child and his mother during 4  the night, and went to Egypt. 2:15 He stayed there until Herod 5  died. In this way what was spoken by the Lord through the prophet was fulfilled: “I called my Son out of Egypt.” 6 

2:16 When Herod 7  saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, he became enraged. He sent men 8  to kill all the children in Bethlehem 9  and throughout the surrounding region from the age of two and under, according to the time he had learned from the wise men. 2:17 Then what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled:

2:18A voice was heard in Ramah,

weeping and loud wailing, 10 

Rachel weeping for her children,

and she did not want to be comforted, because they were 11  gone. 12 

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