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Matthew 2:13-23

Wow, I can’t believe I forgot about this! Yeah, I did actually finish translating Matthew 2 (and a little farther, actually, but not to a decent stopping point). I haven’t done much more, but I plan to keep working on it, since, as a college graduate, I don’t really ever work on any Greek that I don’t pick up myself. Here’s my translation of Matthew 2:13-23 (the rest of the chapter), followed by the Greek as copied from A Reader’s Greek New Testament (2nd Edition), but with the numerals changed to Greek because why not? My translation may sound a little awkward at times because I’m trying harder to maintain the impact of word choice and order than to translate colloquially.

13When they left, the messenger of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream saying, “Get up and take the child and his mother and flee to Echyp and remain there until I call for you; for Herod intends to seek out the child to destroy him.” 14And he got up and took the child and his mother and left for Egypt. 15And there he stayed until the death of Herod; thus was the word of the Lord as spoken through the prophet fulfilled: I called my son out of Egypt.

16Back then, Herod, knowing he had been deceived by the Magi, became very angry and ordered the destruction of all the children of Bethlehem and in all the bordering districts of two years and under, according to the time he had ascertained from the Magi. 17Then the word said by the prophet Jeremiah was fulfilled:

18A voice was heard in Rama,

Crying and lamenting greatly;

Rachel mourns her children,

and she does not wish to be cheered

because they are no more.

19Seeing the death of Herod, the messenger of the Lord appeared to Joseph in Egypt in a dream 20saying, “Get up, take the child and his mother and convey them to the land of Israel; for those seeking the life of the child have died.” 21And, getting up, he took the child and his mother and went into the land of Israel. 22But hearing that Archilaus ruled the Judeans in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to come back to that place; when he reveived word in a dream, he went instead to the district of Galilee. 23And he became a resident of a city known as Nazareth; thus were fulfilled the words of the prophets that he be called a Nazarene.

 

 

ΙΓἈναχωρησάντων δὲ αὐτῶν ἰδοὺ ἄγγελος κθρίου φαίνεται κατ’ ὄναρ τῷ Ἰωσὴφ λέγων, Ἐγερθείς παράλαβε τὸ παιδίον καὶ τὴν μητέρα αὐτοῦ καὶ φεῦγε εἰς Αἴγυπτον καὶ ἴσθι ἐκεῖ ἕως ἄν εἴπω σοι‧ μέλλει γὰρ Ἡρῴδης ζητεῖν τὸ παιδίον τοῦ ἀπολέσαι αὐτό. ΙΔὁ δὲ ἐγερθεὶς παρέλαβεν τὸ παιδίον καὶ τὴν μητέρα αὐτοῦ νθκτὸς καῖ ἀνεχώρησεν εἰς Αἴγυπτον, ΙΕκαὶ ἦν ἐκεῖ ἕως τῆς τελεθτῆς Ἡρῴδου‧ ἵνα πληρωθῇ τὸ ῥηθὲν ὑπὸ κθρίου διὰ τοῦ προφήτου λέγοντος, Ἐξ Αίγύπτου ἐκάλεσα τὸν υἱόν μου.

ΙFΤότε Ἡρῴδης ἰδὼν ὅτι ἐνεπαίχθη ὑπὸ τῶν μάγων ἐθυμώθη λίαν, καὶ ἀποστείλας ἀνεῖλεν πάντας τοὺς παῖδας τοὺς ἐν Βηθλέεμ καὶ ἐν πᾶσι τοῖς ὁρίοις αὐτῆς ἀπὸ διετοῦς καί κατωτέρω, κατὰ τὸν χρόνον ὃν ἠκρίβωσεν παρὰ τῶν μάγων. ΙΖτότε ἐπληρώθη τὸ ῥηθὲν διὰ Ἰερεμίου τοῦ προφήτου λέγοντος,

ΙΗΦωνὴ ἐν Ῥαμὰ ἠκούσθη,

κλαυθμὸς καὶ ὀδυρμὸς πολύς‧

Ῥαχὴλ κλαίουσα τὰ τέκνα αὐτῆς,

καὶ οὐκ ἤθελεν παρακληθῆναι,

ὅτι οὐκ εἰσίν.

ΙΘΤελεθτήσαντος δὲ τοῦ Ἡρῴδου ἰδοὺ ἄγγελος κθρίου φαίνεται κατ’ ὄναρ τῷ Ἰωσὴφ ἐν Αἰγύπτῳ Κλέγων, Ἐγερθεὶς παράλαβε τὸ παιδίον καὶ τὴν μητέρα αὐτοῦ καὶ πορεύου εἰς γῆν Ἰσραήλ‧ τεθνήκασιν γὰρ οἱ ζητοῦντες τὴν ψυχὴν τοῦ παιδίου. ΚΑὁ δὲ ἐγερθεὶς παρέλαβεν τὸ παιδίον καὶ τὴν μητέρα αὐτοῦ καί εἰσῆλθεν εἰς γῆν Ἰσραήλ‧ ΚΒἀκούσας δὲ ὅτι Ἀρχέλαος βασιλεύει τῆς Ἰουδαίας ἀντὶ τοῦ Ἡρῴδου ἐφοβήθη ἐκεῖ ἀπελθεῖν‧ χρηματισθεὶς δὲ κατ’ ὄναρ ἀνεχώρησεν εἰς τὰ μέρη τῆς Γαλιλαίας, ΚΓκαὶ ἐλθὼν κατῴκησεν εἰς πόλιν λεγομένην Ναζαρέτ‧ ὅπως πληρωθῇ τὸ ῥηθὲν διὰ τῶν προφητῶν ὅτι Ναζωραῖος κληθήσεται.

 

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