"(Hosea 11:1). "Take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Herod realized that the Wise Men had tricked him. This will someday be actualized in the wholly human Messiah whose every action is foreseen in the mind of God. Rachel is crying over her children. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. In the dream an angel of the Lord appeared to him. endobj The angels told the shepherds, Of the good news for us all. When the Wise Men had left, Joseph had a dream. He wants to kill him.". Micah 7:20). The text does not necessarily mean the Messiah will be born in that town, but that his family originates from there. Verse 1 Baby Jesus, born in a stable, A humble Saviorís birth. Warned in a dream, Joseph went back to the land of Galilee instead. This interpretation is to be found in the King James Version and in many other Christian renderings, but by no means in all. <>>> "In Bethlehem in Judea," they replied. So what the prophets had said about Jesus came true. He had said, "I chose to bring my son out of Egypt. The angel said, "Get up! 3 0 obj They had said, "He will be called a Nazarene. �g���׬���������Y_��[m�fN��i�n�z. The Wise Men went to the house. The prophet does not speak of a pre-existent Messiah, but of one who is, so to speak, contemplated in the mind of God. He found out from them exactly when the star had appeared. New Testament Verses About the Birth of Christ . When we were in the east, we saw his star. Those who were trying to kill the child are dead.". She refuses to be comforted, because they are gone." <>/ExtGState<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageB/ImageC/ImageI] >>/MediaBox[ 0 0 612 792] /Contents 4 0 R/Group<>/Tabs/S/StructParents 0>> "This is what the prophet has written. The prophet uses the word ‘olam in 5 contexts as well. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. As soon as you find him, bring me a report. Chorus Hallelujah, the King is here, Given for all men. ", Holy Bible, New International Reader's Version® Copyright © 1995, 1996, 1998 by Biblica. Verse 2. "Get up!" Go to the land of Israel. Thus, we find the statements: “The Fathers, Israel, the Temple, and the name of the Messiah arose in the thought [of God] to be created”1 and “You find that at the very beginning of the creation of the world, the king Messiah had already come into being, for he existed in God’s thought even before the world was created.”2 It should be noted that the Jewish Scriptures intimate that souls have an independent existence that precedes that of the person’s birth (Jeremiah 1:5). Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. This happened while Herod was king of Judea. For Christ is born of Mary And gathered all above While mortals sleep The angels keep Their watch of wondering love. They stayed there until King Herod died. For today the holy Son of God, Is born in Bethlehem. Archelaus was ruling in place of his father Herod. You left your throne in heaven above, To live here on the earth. He will be the shepherd of my people Israel.' When they saw the star, they were filled with joy. In most cases it means “eternal,” but in many cases it has the meaning “for a long time” (either in the past or in the future). Away in a manger No crib for a bed The little Lord Jesus Lay down His sweet head The stars in the sky Looked down where He lay The little Lord Jesus Asleep on the hay. Except for the birth reference found in Luke (2:4-7) everything points to Jesus being from Nazareth. He gave orders concerning Bethlehem and the area around it. endobj Since David came from Bethlehem, Micah’s prophecy speaks of Bethlehem as the Messiah’s place of origin. <> Christians go further than simply saying that the Messiah has to be born in Bethlehem. %PDF-1.5 All the boys two years old and under were to be killed. Stay there until I tell you to come back. Then Herod called for the Wise Men secretly. So he became very angry. However, in Micah 7:14 the phrase kimei ‘olam is used in a definitely non-eternal sense, “as in the days of old [‘olam].” Therefore, there is a degree of uncertainty in the precise meaning within the context of Micah 5:1. After Jesus' birth, Wise Men from the east came to Jerusalem. This verse refers to the Messiah, a descendant of David. There are 60 lyrics related to Christ Is Born In Bethlehem. All rights reserved worldwide. (Jeremiah 31:15). In the dream an angel of the Lord appeared to him. A ruler will come out of you. So many essential qualifications, as found in the Prophets, were not fulfilled by Jesus that having been born in Bethlehem would be of no consequence whatsoever. This agreed with the time when the Wise Men had seen the star. But then he heard that Archelaus was king of Judea. From the ancient family of the house of David will come forth the Messiah, whose eventual existence was known to God from the beginning of time.