Verses of Matthew 2


Matthew 2:22 Commentary - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

Verse 22

After old King Herod's death, his kingdom was divided. His son Archelaus reigned in Judea, the southern part, and another son, Herod Antipas, in Galilee, the northern part. Another portion still was assigned to Philip. Archelaus was of a savage and ferocious disposition, like his father. Herod Antipas was more mild, addicted rather to pleasure than to bloodshed and cruelty. His whole treatment of John the Baptist shows this, except the last act,--beheading him,--and this was committed mainly at the instigation of others, and under the excitement of wine. It was natural, therefore, that the parents of Jesus, knowing the characters of these princes, should feel it to be safest for them to return to their old home in Nazareth, which was a retired village among the mountains, within the dominions of Herod Antipas, a few miles from the Sea of Galilee. We observe that Joseph was not warned by a dream against Archelaus, as this was a danger which the use of his own faculties enabled him to perceive. Divine interpositions are never to be looked for as a substitute for human prudence and forethought.

Verses of Matthew 2


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Matthew 2:22 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

Matthew 2:22 - The Greek Testament

Matthew 2:22 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Matthew 2:22 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Matthew 2:22 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Matthew 2:22 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

Matthew 2:22 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Matthew 2:22 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Matthew 2:22 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

Matthew 2:22 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Matthew 2:22 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Matthew 2:22 - Gnomon of the New Testament

Matthew 2:22 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

Matthew 2:22 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Matthew 2:22 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

Matthew 2:22 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Matthew 2:22 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Matthew 2:22 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Matthew 2:22 - Scofield Reference Bible Notes

Matthew 2:22 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Matthew 2:22 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Matthew 2:22 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Matthew 2:22 - Combined Bible Commentary

Abbott's Illustrated New Testament