The Father protected His Son until the day He could protect Him no more: Good Friday.

BibleGateway: Matthew 2:13-23

ESV Text: Matthew 2:13-23



KJV Text:

The section starts at about 1:40 and ends at about 3:39

     13 And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him. 14 When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt: 15 And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son.

     16 Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men. 17 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, 18 In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.

     19 But when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of the Lord appeareth in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, 20 Saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel: for they are dead which sought the young child’s life. 21 And he arose, and took the young child and his mother, and came into the land of Israel. 22 But when he heard that Archelaus did reign in Judaea in the room of his father Herod, he was afraid to go thither: notwithstanding, being warned of God in a dream, he turned aside into the parts of Galilee: 23 And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He shall be called a Nazarene.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 136 (LSB 367):
Angels from the Realms of Glory

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— Organ Audio

1. Angels from the realms of glory, 
Wing your flight o’er all the earth; 
Ye who sang creation’s story, 
Now proclaim Messiah’s birth: 
Come and worship, 
Come and worship; 
Worship Christ, the new-born King. 

2. Shepherds in the fields abiding, 
Watching o’er your flocks by night, 
God with man is now residing, 
Yonder shines the Infant Light: 
Come and worship: 
Come and worship, 
Worship Christ, the new-born King. 

3. Sages, leave your contemplations; 
Brighter visions beam afar; 
Seek the great Desire of nations, 
Ye have seen His natal star: 
Come and worship, 
Come and worship; 
Worship Christ, the new-born King. 

4. Saints, before the altar bending, 
Watching long in hope and fear, 
Suddenly the Lord, descending, 
In His Temple shall appear: 
Come and worship, 
Come and worship; 
Worship Christ, the new-born King. 


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