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Matthew 2:7

    Matthew 2:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, enquired of them diligently what time the star appeared.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then Herod, when he had privately called the wise men, inquired of them diligently what time the star appeared.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Then Herod privily called the Wise-men, and learned of them exactly what time the star appeared.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then Herod sent for the wise men privately, and put questions to them about what time the star had been seen.

    Webster's Revision

    Then Herod privily called the Wise-men, and learned of them exactly what time the star appeared.

    World English Bible

    Then Herod secretly called the wise men, and learned from them exactly what time the star appeared.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Then Herod privily called the wise men, and learned of them carefully what time the star appeared.

    Definitions for Matthew 2:7

    Privily - Secretly.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 2:7

    Privily - Secretly, privately. He did this to ascertain the time when Jesus was born.

    Diligently - Accurately, exactly. He took pains to learn the precise time when the star appeared. He did this because he naturally concluded that the star appeared just at the time of his birth, and he wished to know precisely how old the child was.