The Preaching Of Mathai The Apostle – Chapter 2ܡܬܝ
NOW when Jeshu was born in Beth-lechem of Jehuda, in the days of Herodes the king, there came Magians 3 from the East to Urishlem:
and they said,
Where is the king of the Jews 4 who is born ? for we have seen his star in the east, and have come to worship him.
But Herodes the king heard, and was troubled, and all Urishlem with him.
And he assembled all the chief priests and scribes of the people, and anxiously inquired of them where the Meshicha should be born.
But they said,
In Beth-lechem of Jehuda; for so it is written in the prophet:
Also thou, Beth-lechem of Jehuda, wast not the least among the kings of Jehuda; for from thee shall come forth the king who shall be as a shepherd to my people Isroel.
Then Herodes privately called the Magians, and learned from them at what time the star appeared to them:
and he sent them to Beth-lechem, and said to them,
Go and inquire diligently concerning the child; and when you have found him, come, show me, and I also will go and will worship him.
But they, when they had heard the king, went forth; and, lo, the star, which they had seen in the east, proceeded before them, until it came and stood over against where the child was.
Now when they saw the star, they rejoiced with very great joy.
And they entered the house, and beheld the child with Mariam his mother; and they fell down, and worshipped him.
And they opened their treasures, and offered unto him oblations; gold, and myrrh, and frankincense.
And it was shown to them in a dream, that they should not return unto Herodes; so, by another way, they went unto their place.
AND when they were gone, the angel of the Lord appeared in a dream unto Jauseph, and
said to him,
Arise, take the child and his mother, and flee into Metsreen, and there be until I tell thee; for it will be that Herodes will seek the child, that he may destroy him.
Then Jauseph arose, took up the child and his mother, and fled by night into Metsreen, and was there until the death of Herodes.
That it might be fulfilled which was spoken from the Lord by the prophet, saying,
Out of Metsreen have I called my son.
Then Herodes, when he saw that he had been deluded by the Magians, was greatly wroth,
and sent (and) killed all the children of Beth-lechem, and all its limits, from two years and under, 5 according to the time which he had inquired from the Magians.
Then was fulfilled what was spoken by Eramio the prophet, who said,
A cry was heard in Rometha; weeping and great lamentation; Rochel weeping for her children, and not willing to be comforted, because they are not.
BUT when Herodes, the king, was dead, the angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Jauseph in Metsreen, and said to him,
Arise, take the child and his mother, and go into the land of Isroel; for they are dead who sought the life of the child.
And Jauseph arose, (and) took the child and his mother, and came into the land of Isroel.
But when he heard that Arkelaos was the king in Jehud, instead of Herodes his father, he was afraid to go thither:
and it was shown to him in a dream, that he should go into the region of Galila.
And he came and dwelt in a city which is called Natsrath.
So would be fulfilled that which was spoken by the prophet, that a Nazarene 6 he should be called.
5 A son of two years.