Scripture of the Week

Matthew 2:3-6, 16-18

  3: When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.
  4: Gathering together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Messiah was to be born.
  5: They said to him, In Bethlehem of Judea; for this is what has been written by the prophet:,
  6: And you, Bethlehem, land of Judah, Are by no means least among the leaders of Judah; For out of you shall come forth a Ruler, Who will shepherd My people Israel.
16: Then when Herod saw that he had been tricked by the magi, he became very enraged, and sent and slew all the male children who were in Bethlehem and all its vicinity, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had determined from the magi.
17: Then what had been spoken through Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled:,
18: A voice was heard in Ramah, Weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children; And she refused to be comforted, Because they were no more.