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Matthew 2:12 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And being warned [of God] in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— And having been warned [by God] in a dream not to return to Herod, the magi left for their own country by another way.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And being warned by God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And being divinely instructed in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— and, being instructed by dream, not to return unto Herod, by another way, retired they unto their own country.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and having been divinely warned in a dream not to turn back unto Herod, through another way they withdrew to their own region.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And having received an answer in sleep that they should not return to Herod, they went back another way into their country.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And being warned of God in a dreame, that they should not returne to Herode, they departed into their owne countrey another way.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— 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.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And it was shown them in a dream, that they should not return to Herod. And by another way, they returned to their country.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
being warned of God 5537
{5537} Prime
χρηματίζω
chrematizo
{khray-mat-id'-zo}
From G5536; to utter an oracle (compare the original sense of G5530), that is, divinely intimate; by implication (compare the secular sense of G5532) to constitute a firm for business, that is, (genitive) bear as a title.
z5685
<5685> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 215
in 2596
{2596} Prime
κατά
kata
{kat-ah'}
A primary particle; (preposition) down (in place or time), in varied relations (according to the case [genitive, dative or accusative] with which it is joined).
a dream 3677
{3677} Prime
ὄναρ
onar
{on'-ar}
Of uncertain derivation; a dream.
that they should y344
[0344] Standard
ἀνακάμπτω
anakampto
{an-ak-amp'-to}
From G0303 and G2578; to turn back.
z0
<0000> Grammar
The original word in the Greek or Hebrew is translated by more than one word in the English. The English translation is separated by one or more other words from the original.
not 3361
{3361} Prime
μή
me
{may}
A primary particle of qualified negation (whereas G3756 expresses an absolute denial); (adverbially) not, (conjugationally) lest; also (as interrogitive implying a negative answer [whereas G3756 expects an affirmative one]); whether.
return 344
{0344} Prime
ἀνακάμπτω
anakampto
{an-ak-amp'-to}
From G0303 and G2578; to turn back.
z5658
<5658> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 516
to 4314
{4314} Prime
πρός
pros
{pros}
A strengthened form of G4253; a preposition of direction; forward to, that is, toward (with the genitive case the side of, that is, pertaining to; with the dative case by the side of, that is, near to; usually with the accusative case the place, time, occasion, or respect, which is the destination of the relation, that is, whither or for which it is predicated).
Herod, 2264
{2264} Prime
Ἡρῴδης
Herodes
{hay-ro'-dace}
Compound of ἥρως [[heros]] (a 'hero') and G1491; heroic; Herodes, the name of four Jewish kings.
they departed 402
{0402} Prime
ἀναχωρέω
anachoreo
{an-akh-o-reh'-o}
From G0303 and G5562; to retire.
z5656
<5656> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2319
into 1519
{1519} Prime
εἰς
eis
{ice}
A primary preposition; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases.
their own y846
[0846] Standard
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
x848
(0848) Complement
αὑτοῦ
hautou
{how-too'}
Contraction for G1438; self (in some oblique case or reflexive relation).
country y5561
[5561] Standard
χώρα
chora
{kho'-rah}
Feminine of a derivative of the base of G5490 through the idea of empty expanse; room, that is, a space of territory (more or less extensive; often including its inhabitants).
another 243
{0243} Prime
ἄλλος
allos
{al'-los}
A primary word; 'else', that is, different (in many applications).
y1223
[1223] Standard
διά
dia
{dee-ah'}
A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through (in very wide applications, local, causal or occasional). In composition it retains the same general import.
x5561
(5561) Complement
χώρα
chora
{kho'-rah}
Feminine of a derivative of the base of G5490 through the idea of empty expanse; room, that is, a space of territory (more or less extensive; often including its inhabitants).
x2433
(2433) Complement
ἱλάσκομαι
hilaskomai
{hil-as'-kom-ahee}
Middle voice from the same as G2436; to conciliate, that is, (transitively) to atone for (sin), or (intransitively) be propitious.
way. 3598
{3598} Prime
ὁδός
hodos
{hod-os'}
Apparently a primary word; a road; by implication a progress (the route, act or distance); figuratively a mode or means.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Matthew 2:12

_ _ And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed — or, “withdrew.”

_ _ to their own country another way — What a surprise would this vision be to the sages, just as they were preparing to carry the glad news of what they had seen to the pious king! But the Lord knew the bloody old tyrant better than to let him see their face again.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Matthew 2:9-12.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Matthew 2:12

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

(k) God warned and told them of it, even though they did not ask him.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
warned:

Matthew 2:22 But when he heard that Archelaus did reign in Judaea in the room of his father Herod, he was afraid to go thither: notwithstanding, being warned of God in a dream, he turned aside into the parts of Galilee:
Matthew 1:20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.
Matthew 27:19 When he was set down on the judgment seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, Have thou nothing to do with that just man: for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him.
Genesis 20:6-7 And God said unto him in a dream, Yea, I know that thou didst this in the integrity of thy heart; for I also withheld thee from sinning against me: therefore suffered I thee not to touch her. ... Now therefore restore the man [his] wife; for he [is] a prophet, and he shall pray for thee, and thou shalt live: and if thou restore [her] not, know thou that thou shalt surely die, thou, and all that [are] thine.
Genesis 31:24 And God came to Laban the Syrian in a dream by night, and said unto him, Take heed that thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad.
Job 33:15-17 In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon the bed; ... That he may withdraw man [from his] purpose, and hide pride from man.
Daniel 2:19 Then was the secret revealed unto Daniel in a night vision. Then Daniel blessed the God of heaven.

they departed:

Exodus 1:17 But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men children alive.
Acts 4:19 But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye.
Acts 5:29 Then Peter and the [other] apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.
1 Corinthians 3:19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.
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Gn 20:6; 31:24. Ex 1:17. Jb 33:15. Dn 2:19. Mt 1:20; 2:22; 27:19. Ac 4:19; 5:29. 1Co 3:19.

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