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Matthew 2:10 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And when they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And when they saw the star they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— and, seeing the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And having seen the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And seeing the star they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— When they saw the Starre, they reioyced with exceeding great ioy.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— Now when they saw the star, they rejoiced with very great joy.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And when they saw the star, they rejoiced much, with great joy.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
When 1161
{1161} Prime
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
they saw 1492
{1492} Prime
εἰδῶ
eido
{i-do'}
A primary verb; used only in certain past tenses, the others being borrowed from the equivalent, G3700 and G3708; properly to see (literally or figuratively); by implication (in the perfect only) to know.
z5631
<5631> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 889
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
star, 792
{0792} Prime
ἀστήρ
aster
{as-tare'}
Probably from the base of G4766; a star (as strown over the sky), literally or figuratively.
they rejoiced 5463
{5463} Prime
χαίρω
chairo
{khah'-ee-ro}
A primary verb; to be full of 'cheer', that is, calmly happy or well off; impersonal especially as a salutation (on meeting or parting), be well.
z5644
<5644> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Passive Deponent (See G5789)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 13
with exceeding 4970
{4970} Prime
σφόδρα
sphodra
{sfod'-rah}
Neuter plural of σφοδρός [[sphodros]] (violent; of uncertain derivation) as adverb; vehemently, that is, in a high degree, much.
great 3173
{3173} Prime
μέγας
megas
{meg'-as}
Including the prolonged forms, feminine μεγάλη [[megale]], plural μέγάλοι [[megaloi]], etc.; compare also G3176, G3187], big (literally or figuratively, in a very wide application).
joy. 5479
{5479} Prime
χαρά
chara
{khar-ah'}
From G5463; cheerfulness, that is, calm delight.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Matthew 2:10

_ _ When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy — The language is very strong, expressing exuberant transport.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Matthew 2:9-12.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Matthew 2:10

Seeing the star — Standing over where the child was.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
they rejoiced:

Deuteronomy 32:13 He made him ride on the high places of the earth, that he might eat the increase of the fields; and he made him to suck honey out of the rock, and oil out of the flinty rock;
Psalms 67:4 O let the nations be glad and sing for joy: for thou shalt judge the people righteously, and govern the nations upon earth. Selah.
Psalms 105:3 Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD.
Luke 2:10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
Luke 2:20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.
Acts 13:46-48 Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you: but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles. ... And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord: and as many as were ordained to eternal life believed.
Romans 15:9-13 And that the Gentiles might glorify God for [his] mercy; as it is written, For this cause I will confess to thee among the Gentiles, and sing unto thy name. ... Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.
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Dt 32:13. Ps 67:4; 105:3. Lk 2:10, 20. Ac 13:46. Ro 15:9.

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1)The wise men from the east were guided by the (i)star {Matt.2:1,2,9,10}
(ii)Word of God{Matt.2:4-6}
(iii)Dream{Matt.2:13}
2)We are guided by
(i)Word of God
(ii)Counsel of elders,parents,men & women of God,believers
(iii)Dreams,visions,prophecies etc.
(iv)Circumstances.
3)The will of God is confirmed by the inner voice in our life.The Holy Spirit will guide us in the right path.

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