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Jesus was rescued here from His enemies so that He could pursue His mission to rescue us from our sins.

BibleGateway: Matthew 2:13-23

ESV Text: Matthew 2:13-23

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 1:40 and ends at about 3:39

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     13 And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him. 14 When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt: 15 And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son.

     16 Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men. 17 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, 18 In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.

     19 But when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of the Lord appeareth in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, 20 Saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel: for they are dead which sought the young child’s life. 21 And he arose, and took the young child and his mother, and came into the land of Israel. 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: 23 And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He shall be called a Nazarene.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 131 (LSB 399):
The Star Proclaims the King is Here — Organ Audio

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1. The star proclaims the King is here; 
But, Herod, why this senseless fear? 
He takes no realms of earth away 
Who gives the realms of heavenly day. 

2. The wiser Magi see from far 
And follow on His guiding star; 
And led by light, to light they press 
And by their gifts their God confess. 

3. Within the Jordan’s crystal flood 
In meekness stands the Lamb of God 
And, sinless, sanctifies the wave, 
Mankind from sin to cleanse and save. 

4. At Cana first His power is shown; 
His might the blushing waters own 
And, changing as He speaks the word, 
Flow wine, obedient to their Lord. 

5. All glory, Jesus, be to Thee 
For this Thy glad epiphany; 
Whom with the Father we adore 
And Holy Ghost forevermore.