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Matthew 2:7 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Then Herod privily called the Wise-men, and learned of them exactly what time the star appeared.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, enquired of them diligently what time the star appeared.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Then Herod secretly called the magi and determined from them the exact time the star appeared.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Then Herod, when he had privately called the wise men, inquired of them diligently what time the star appeared.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Then Herod, having secretly called the magi, inquired of them accurately the time of the star that was appearing;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Then Herod, privately, calling the wise men, ascertained from them the time of the appearing star;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Then Herod, privately having called the mages, did inquire exactly from them the time of the appearing star,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Then Herod, privately calling the wise men learned diligently of them the time of the star which appeared to them;
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Then Herod, when he had priuily called the Wise men, enquired of them diligently what time the Starre appeared:
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— Then Herodes privately called the Magians, and learned from them at what time the star appeared to them:
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— Then Herod privately called the Magi, and learned from them at what time the star appeared to them.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Then 5119
{5119} Prime
τότε
tote
{tot'-eh}
From (the neuter of) G3588 and G3753; the when, that is, at the time that (of the past or future, also in consecution).
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.
when he had privily 2977
{2977} Prime
λάθρᾳ
lathra
{lath'-rah}
Adverb from G2990; privately.
called 2564
{2564} Prime
καλέω
kaleo
{kal-eh'-o}
Akin to the base of G2753; to 'call' (properly aloud, but used in a variety of applications, directly or otherwise).
z5660
<5660> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 714
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).
wise men, 3097
{3097} Prime
μάγος
magos
{mag'-os}
Of foreign origin [H7248]; a Magian, that is, Oriental scientist; by implication a magician.
enquired y198
[0198] Standard
ἀκριβόω
akriboo
{ak-ree-bo'-o}
From the same as G0196; to be exact, that is, ascertain.
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.
of y3844
[3844] Standard
παρά
para
{par-ah'}
A primary preposition; properly near, that is, (with genitive case) from beside (literally or figuratively), (with dative case) at (or in) the vicinity of (objectively or subjectively), (with accusative case) to the proximity with (local [especially beyond or opposed to] or causal [on account of]). In compounds it retains the same variety of application.
them 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.
diligently 198
{0198} Prime
ἀκριβόω
akriboo
{ak-ree-bo'-o}
From the same as G0196; to be exact, that is, ascertain.
z5656
<5656> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2319
x3844
(3844) Complement
παρά
para
{par-ah'}
A primary preposition; properly near, that is, (with genitive case) from beside (literally or figuratively), (with dative case) at (or in) the vicinity of (objectively or subjectively), (with accusative case) to the proximity with (local [especially beyond or opposed to] or causal [on account of]). In compounds it retains the same variety of application.
x846
(0846) Complement
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.
what time 5550
{5550} Prime
χρόνος
chronos
{khron'-os}
Of uncertain derivation; a space of time (in genitive case, and thus properly distinguished from G2540, which designates a fixed or special occasion; and from G0165, which denotes a particular period) or interval; by extension an individual opportunity; by implication delay.
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.
appeared. 5316
{5316} Prime
φαίνω
phaino
{fah'-ee-no}
Prolongation for the base of G5457; to lighten (shine), that is, show (transitive or intransitive, literal or figurative).
z5730
<5730> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Either Middle or Passive (See G5787)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 13
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Matthew 2:7

_ _ Matthew 2:7-12. The wise men dispatched to Bethlehem by Herod to see the Babe, and bring him word, make a religious offering to the infant king, but divinely warned, return home by another way.

_ _ Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men — Herod has so far succeeded in his murderous design: he has tracked the spot where lies his victim, an unconscious babe. But he has another point to fix — the date of His birth — without which he might still miss his mark. The one he had got from the Sanhedrim; the other he will have from the sages; but secretly, lest his object should be suspected and defeated. So he

_ _ inquired of them diligently — rather, “precisely.”

_ _ what time the star appeared — presuming that this would be the best clue to the age of the child. The unsuspecting strangers tell him all. And now he thinks he is succeeding to a wish, and shall speedily clutch his victim; for at so early an age as they indicate, He would not likely have been removed from the place of His birth. Yet he is wary. He sends them as messengers from himself, and bids them come to him, that he may follow their pious example.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Matthew 2:1-8.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Matthew 26:3-5 Then assembled together the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people, unto the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas, ... But they said, Not on the feast [day], lest there be an uproar among the people.
Exodus 1:10 Come on, let us deal wisely with them; lest they multiply, and it come to pass, that, when there falleth out any war, they join also unto our enemies, and fight against us, and [so] get them up out of the land.
1 Samuel 18:21 And Saul said, I will give him her, that she may be a snare to him, and that the hand of the Philistines may be against him. Wherefore Saul said to David, Thou shalt this day be my son in law in [the one of] the twain.
Psalms 10:9-10 He lieth in wait secretly as a lion in his den: he lieth in wait to catch the poor: he doth catch the poor, when he draweth him into his net. ... He croucheth, [and] humbleth himself, that the poor may fall by his strong ones.
Psalms 55:21 [The words] of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war [was] in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet [were] they drawn swords.
Psalms 64:4-6 That they may shoot in secret at the perfect: suddenly do they shoot at him, and fear not. ... They search out iniquities; they accomplish a diligent search: both the inward [thought] of every one [of them], and the heart, [is] deep.
Psalms 83:3-4 They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones. ... They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from [being] a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.
Isaiah 7:5-7 Because Syria, Ephraim, and the son of Remaliah, have taken evil counsel against thee, saying, ... Thus saith the Lord GOD, It shall not stand, neither shall it come to pass.
Ezekiel 38:10-11 Thus saith the Lord GOD; It shall also come to pass, [that] at the same time shall things come into thy mind, and thou shalt think an evil thought: ... And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates,
Revelation 12:1-5 And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: ... And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and [to] his throne.
Revelation 12:15 And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.
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Ex 1:10. 1S 18:21. Ps 10:9; 55:21; 64:4; 83:3. Is 7:5. Ezk 38:10. Mt 26:3. Rv 12:1, 15.

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