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Matthew 2:12

    Matthew 2:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And it was made clear to them by God in a dream that they were not to go back to Herod; so they went into their country by another way.

    Webster's Revision

    And being warned of God in a dream that they should not 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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 2:12

    Warned of God - This was done, doubtless, because, if they had given Herod precise information where he was, it would have been easy for him to send forth and kill him. And from this we learn that God will watch over those whom He loves; that He knows how to foil the purposes of the wicked, and to deliver His own out of the hands of those who would destroy them.

    In a dream - See the note at Matthew 1:20.