Roles Murderous After the wise men had gone, an angel from the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, "Get up! Hurry and take the child and his mother to Egypt! Stay there until I tell you to return, because Herod is looking for the
child and wants
to kill him.
"That night, Joseph got up and took his wife and the child to Egypt, where they stayed until Herod died. So the Lords promise came true, just as the prophet had said, "I called my son out of Egypt."
When Herod found out that the wise men from the east had tricked him, he was very angry. He gave orders for his men to kill all the boys who lived in or near Bethlehem and were two years old and younger.
This was based on what he had learned from the
. So the Lords promise came true, just as the prophet Jeremiah had said, "In Ramah a voice was heard crying and weeping loudly. Rachel was mourning for her children, and she refused to be comforted, because they were dead. "Matthew 2:13-18
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