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Matthew 2:20

    Matthew 2:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel: for they are dead which sought the young child's life.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel: for they are dead which sought the young child's life.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Arise and take the young child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel: for they are dead that sought the young child's life.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Saying, Get up and take the young child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel: because they who were attempting to take the young child's life are dead.

    Webster's Revision

    Arise and take the young child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel: for they are dead that sought the young child's life.

    World English Bible

    "Arise and take the young child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel, for those who sought the young child's life are dead."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    saying, Arise and take the young child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel: for they are dead that sought the young child's life.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 2:20

    They are dead - Both Herod and Antipater his son; though some think the plural is here used for the singular, and that the death of Herod alone is here intended. But as Herod's son Antipater was at this time heir apparent to the throne, and he had cleared his way to it by procuring the death of both his elder brothers, he is probably alluded to here, as doubtless he entered into his father's designs. They are dead - Antipater was put to death by his father's command, five days before this execrable tyrant went to his own place. See Josephus, Antiq. xvi. 11; xvii. 9.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 2:20

    They are dead who sought ... - This either refers to Herod alone, as is not uncommon, using the plural number for the singular; or it may refer to Herod and his son Antipater. He was of the same cruel disposition as his father, and was put to death by his father about five days before his own death.