- 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.
- Then what had been spoken through Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled:
- "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."
- But when Herod died, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, and said,
- "Get up, take the Child and His mother, and go into the land of Israel; for those who sought the Child's life are dead."