Sunday, May 31, 2009

Jungle Jack's The Wackiest, Wildest, and Weirdest Animals in the World

This is the latest book I have received in the Thomas Nelson book review blogger program. Overall, I thought it was pretty enjoyable. My two year old wasn't very interested but my five year old was. The book covers thirty different animals and tells interesting facts about each one. The pages are laid out nicely with photographs information about their habitat and behavior. My two year enjoyed seeing the baboon's butt and learning that the baby wallaby poos and pees inside of his mother's pouch.

The descriptions are brief enough to keep the interest of a five year old, too long for a two year old, and probably too short for older children. It's not the type of book a person should grab for a research paper.

I found the DVD less impressive. It's a collection of bloopers and not very funny ones. There were a few good scenes with the animals but for such a short DVD far too much time was spent talking about how Jack Hannah has trouble walking and talking at the same time.

Thomas Nelson is a Christian book publisher and there are references to God within the book as creator. There are no references to Jesus. The book generally refers to God as the one who gave the animals certain characteristics. It doesn't address the issue of evolution directly however it does speak of some species of animals being more closely related to other species which suggests some type of macro-evolution. But, I think that most could use the book without much problem. 

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Matthew 8:1-13

Here's my translation of Matthew 8:1-13. Please critique.

8And after He had come down from the mountain, many crowds followed Him. 2 And look, a leper after coming was reverencing Him, saying, "Lord, if You are willing, You are able to cleanse me." 3 And after stretching out His hand, Jesus touched him, saying, "I am willing, be cleansed." And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. 4 And Jesus says to him, "See that you speak to no one, rather go show yourself to the priest and offer the gift that Moses commanded for a testimony to them."

5 Now after He had entered Capernaum, a centurion approached Him, beseeching Him and saying, 6 "Lord, my servant is cast in the house as a paralytic, terribly being tormented." 7 And Jesus says to him, "Shall I myself come and heal him?" 8 And the centurion answering said, "Lord, I am not worthy that You should come under my roof; rather only speak with a word, and my servant will be healed. 9 For even I myself am a person under authority, having under myself soldiers, and I say to this one, 'Go,' and he goes, and to another, 'Come,' and he comes, and to my slave, 'Do this,' and he does." 10 Now after hearing this, Jesus marveled and said to those following, "Amen I am saying to y o u, not even in Israel have I found so strong a faith! 11 And I am saying to y o u that many will come from east and west and will recline at table with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob in the reign of the heavens, 12 but the sons of the reign will be thrown out into the outermost darkness; there the weeping and gnashing of teeth will be." 13 And Jesus said to the centurion, "Go, and as you believed let it happen for you." And his servant was healed that hour. 

Friday, May 29, 2009

Matthew 7:13-29

Here is my translation of Matthew 7:13-29. Please critique.

13 "Enter through the narrow gate; for broad is the gate and spacious is the way that is leading into the destruction, and many are those entering through it. 14 How narrow is the gate and how constricted is the way that is leading into the life, and few are those who are finding it!

15 "But beware of the false prophets, who are coming to y o u in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. 16 By their fruits y o u will know them truly. People do not gather clusters of grapes from thorn-plants or figs from thistles, do they? 17 So, every healthy tree bears good fruits, but a diseased tree bears bad fruits. 18 A healthy tree is not able to bear bad fruits, nor is a diseased tree able to bear good fruits. 19 Every tree that is not bearing good fruit is being cut down and being thrown into the fire. 20 So then, by their fruits y o u will know them truly.

21 "Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the reign of the heavens, rather the one who does the will of My Father in the heavens. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, by Your name we prophesied, and by Your name we cast out demons, and by Your name we did many deeds of power, didn't we?' 23 And then I will acknowledge to them, 'I never knew y o u; depart from Me, y o u who work lawlessness!'

24 "Therefore, everyone who is hearing these words of Mine and doing them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house upon the rock; 25 and the rain came down and the rivers came and the winds blew and they struck that house, and it did not fall; because it had been founded upon the rock. 26 And everyone who is hearing these words of Mine and is not doing them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand; 27 and the rain came down and the rivers came and the winds blew and they beat against that house, and it fell, and its fall was great."

28 And it happened, when Jesus completed these words, the crowds were being astonished at His teaching; 29 for He was teaching them with the conviction that he had authority, and not as the scribes. 

Monday, May 25, 2009

Matthew 7:1-12

Here is my translation of Matthew 7:1-12. Please critique.

7"Do not be judging, so that y o u may not be judged; 2 for y o u will be judged by the judgment with which y o u judge, and it will be measured to y o u by the measure with which y o u measure. 3 And why are you trying to see the speck in your brother's eye, but you do not consider the beam in your eye? 4 Or how will you say to your brother, 'Please let me take out the speck from your eye'; and look, the beam is in your eye? Hypocrite! First take out the beam from your eye, and then you will see clearly to take out the speck from your brother's eye. 6 Do not give the holy thing to the dogs, and do not throw y o ur pearls before swine lest they trample them with their feet, and after turning they tear y o u in pieces.

7 "Ask, and it will be given to y o u! seek, and y o u will find! Knock, and it will be opened to y o u! 8 For everyone asking receives, and the one seeking finds, and to the one knocking it will be opened. 9 Or who is the man among you who, if his son asks for bread, he will not grant him a stone, will he? 10 And if he asks for a fish, he will not grant to him a snake, will he? 11 If y o u therefore, being evil, have known to give good gifts to y o ur children, by how much more will your Father who is in the heavens give good things to those who ask Him?

12 "Therefore, all things that y o u wish that people would do for y o u, in this way also y o u do for them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.  

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Matthew 6:19-34

Here's my translation of Matthew 6:19-34. Please critique.

19 "Do not treasure for y o urselves treasures on earth, where moth and eating destroy and where thieves dig through and steal; 20 but treasure for y o urselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor eating destroys and where thieves neither dig through nor steal; 21 For where y o ur treasure is, there y o ur heart will also be.

22 "The lamp of the body is the eye; therefore, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light; 23 but if your eye is diseased, your whole body will be full of darkness. If, therefore, the light that is in you is darkness, how great must the darkness be?

24 "No one is able to serve two lords; for either he will hate the one and he will love the other, or he will cling to the one and he will despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.

25 "On account of this I am saying to y o u, do not be anxious about y o ur life, what y o u will eat and what y o u will drink, nor about y o ur body, what you will wear; life is more than food and the body more than clothing, aren't they? 26 Look at the birds of the sky, for they neither sow nor harvest nor gather into barns, and y o ur heavenly Father feeds them; y o u are worth much more than they, aren't y o u? 27 And Who of y o u by being anxious is able add to his journey of days one cubit? 28 And why are y o u anxious about clothing? Learn well the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither labor nor spin; 29 but I am saying to y o u that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these! 30 Now, if God thus clothes the grass of the field, even though it exists today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, by how much more will he not clothe y o u,       y o u little-faiths? 31 Therefore, do not be anxious, saying, 'What will we eat?' or 'What will we drink?' or 'What will we wear?' 32 For the Gentiles seek all these things; for your heavenly Father has known that y o u need all these things. 33 But seek first the reign of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to y o u.   34 Therefore, do not be anxious about tomorrow; for tomorrow will be anxious about the things of itself; sufficient for the day is its own wickedness.  

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Our twins preach the gospel better than many pastors

The following is conversation between my wife (Laura) and our five year old (Caleb).

Mom: What is your favorite part of the headstone? (She expected him to say the babies or the cross.)
Caleb: The names.
Mom: Why?
Caleb: Because I'm part of that.
Mom: What?
Caleb: My name is in the Book of Life with Isaac and Isaiah's.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

The Word of Promise Next Generation New Testament

The Word of Promise Next Generation New Testament is a dramatic audio Bible. It contains three CD's with over 23 hours of MP3 audio files and a behind the scenes DVD. The translation being read is the International Children's Bible. The readers are mostly young stars such as American Idol's Jordan Sparks and famous Christian authors. I'm not familiar with most of the readers.

I didn't notice any glitches in the readings. Everything seemed to go pretty smoothly. I was able to easily load the mp3s onto my cell phone and play them back. I wasn't very familiar with the ICB translation prior to listening to this. It seems to work within a pretty limited vocabulary so it was easy to understand. I thought some of the sound effects during the Gospel readings were quite good. If anything they, could have been turned up notch.

Unfortunately, the readability of the ICB translation seems to sacrifice a lot of accuracy. There's a lot of paraphrasing. The paraphrasing means that they made a lot of exegetical decisions for the listener and I think in many cases they went the wrong way. Passages that are actually talking about teachers being judged by the truth of their teachings are interpreted to be talking about everyone being judged by their works.

 I found the music distracting. It reminded me of something you might hear in the background of some new age motivational tape. They didn't really seem to go along with the passages very well. As I mentioned earlier, I thought that the sound effects in the Gospels were generally good but in other places like the Apocalypse I thought they sounded kind of silly.

The readers were a mixed bag. There were a couple that were good but overall I thought that they were bad choices. A lot of the male readers sounded pretty feminine when they were reading their parts. I though Herod was actually being read by a woman when I first heard it but it was actually a man reading. The person reading the lines of Jesus made Jesus sound like some sort of stoned cult leader just about to fall asleep. I'm pretty sure that when Jesus was preaching to thousands of people he was projecting His voice and not sounding like He was just about to turn to the guy next to him and ask him to pass the joint. If the reader was able to keep up how he sounded when he was playing Jesus as He was casting out demons for the rest of the reading it might not have been so bad. 

I'm hoping that some day I'll come across a dramatized audio Bible that tries to be more faithful to what some of these people would have sounded like. I understand that complete imitation is impossible but it would be nice if they didn't sound like generic seeker-sensitive worship leaders.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Matthew 6:1-18

Here is my translation of Matthew 6:1-18. Please critique. In my translation I have always distinguished between 2nd person singular and 2nd person plural by using "you" and "y o u" respectfully. I have always thought about dropping this practice as it can be distracting when viewed on the page and which is intended can usually be determined by the context. However, I believe it is very helpful with this particular passage. The section deals primarily with prayer and fasting. The "y o u" sections in this section seem to be referring to corporate prayer and fasting while the "you" sections seem to be referring to private prayer and fasting.

6"Pay attention that you are not giving y o ur alms in front of people, in order to be noticed by them; otherwise y o u have no reward with y o ur Father in the heavens. 2 Therefore, when you are giving alms, do not sound a trumpet before you just as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the lanes in order that they may be glorified by people; amen, I am saying to y o u, they have received their reward. 3 But when you are giving alms, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 in order that your alms may be in secret, and your Father who sees in secret will reward you in the open.

5 "And when you are praying, you will not be just as the hypocrites, for they love to be praying standing in the synagogues and at the street corners, in order that they may be visible to people; amen, I am saying to y o u that they have received their reward. 6 But you, when you are praying, enter your storeroom, and after shutting your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret, and your Father who sees in secret, will reward you in the open.

7 "And when y o u are praying, do not babble on just as the Gentiles; for they think that they will be listened to because of their wordiness. 8 Do not, then, be like them; for y o ur Father knows the things of which y o u have need before y o u ask Him.

9 "Therefore, y o u, be praying as follows:

"Our Father who is in the heavens;

let Your name be hallowed;

10 let Your reign come;

let Your will be done,

as in heaven, also on the earth;

11 give us today our bread that is coming;

12 and forgive us our debts,

as also we are forgiving our debtors;

13 and do not bring us into temptation,

rather deliver us from the evil one.

For Yours is the reign and the power and the glory into the ages; Amen.

14 For if y o u forgive people their transgressions, y o ur heavenly Father will also forgive y o u; 15 but if y o u do not forgive people their transgressions, neither will your Father forgive y o ur transgressions.

16 "And when y o u are fasting, do not be just as the hypocrites, gloomy-faced; for they disfigure their faces in order that they may be visible to people as fasting; amen, I am saying to y o u that they have received their reward. 17 But you, when you are fasting, anoint your head and wash your face, 18 in order that you may not be visible to people as fasting, rather to your Father who is in the secret, and your Father who sees in the secret will reward you. 

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Matthew 5:17-48

Here's my translation of Matthew 5:17-48. Please critique.

17 "Do not think that I came to do away with the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to do away but to fulfill. 18 For amen I say to you, until the heaven and the earth pass away, one iota or one serif will certainly not pass away from the Law, until all things take place. 19 Therefore, whoever loosens one of the least of these commandments and in this way teaches people will be called least in the reign of the heavens; but whoever does and teaches them, this one will be called great in the reign of the heavens. 20 For I say to y o u that unless y o ur righteousness abounds more greatly than that of the scribes and Pharisees, y o u will certainly not enter into the reing of the heavens. 21 Y o u heard that it was said to the ancients, 'You will not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to the judgment.' 22 But I myself am saying to y o u that everyone who is being angry with his brother without cause will be liabel to the judgment; and whoever says to his brother, 'Empty-head,' will be liable to the Sanhedrin; and whoever says, 'Fool,' will be liable to the fiery Gehenna. 23 Therefore, if you are bringing your gift to the altar and there you remember that your brother has something against you, 24 leave your gift there before the altar, and go, first be reconciled to your brother, and then after coming resume offering your gift. 25 Be well-disposed toward your opponent quickly, while you are on the way with him, lest the opponent hand you over to the judge, and the judge hand you over to his subordinate, and you will be thrown into prison; 26 amen, I say to you, you will certainly not get out of there until you pay the last cent.

27 "Y o u heard that it was said to the ancients, 'You will not commit adultery.' 28 But I myself am saying to y o u that every one looking at a woman so as to desire her has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 29 And if your right eye is causing you to stumble, tear it out and throw it away from you; for it is advantageous for you that one of your members be destroyed and your whole body not be thrown into Gehenna. 30 And if your right hand is causing you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away from you; for it is advantageous for you that one of your members be destroyed and your whole body not be thrown into Gehenna.

31 "And it was said, 'Whoever divorces his wife, let him give to her a certificate of divorce.' 32 But I myself am saying to you that whoever divorces his wife, except for a matter of adultery, causes her to commit adultery; and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.

33 "Again y o u heard that it was said to the ancients, 'You will not break your oath, but you will pay to the Lord your oaths.' 34 But I myself am saying to y o u not to swear at all: neither by heaven, for it is the throne of God; 35 nor by the earth, for it is the footstool of His feet; nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King; 36 nor should you swear by your head, because you are not able to make one hair white or black. 37 But let y o ur word be 'yes, yes,' 'no, no.' That which is more than these words comes from the evil one.

38 "Y o u heard that it was said, 'Eye in exchange for eye and tooth in exchange for tooth.' 39 But I myself am saying to y o u not to resist the evil person; rather whoever will slap you on the right cheek, turn to him also the other; 40 and to the person wishing to go to law with you and to take your tunic, leave him also your cloak; 41 and whoever will force you to go one mile, go with him two; 42 to the one asking you, keep giving, and you should not turn away from the one wishing to borrow from you.

43 "Y o u heard that it was said, 'You will love your neighbor and you will hate your enemy.' 44 But I myself am saying to y o u, love y o ur enemies, bless the ones cursing y o u, do good to the ones hating y o u, and pray on behalf of the ones mistreating y o u and persecuting y o u, 45 in order that y o u may be sons of y o ur Father in the heavens, for He makes His sun rise on wicked and good and makes rain to fall on righteous and unrighteous. 46 For if y o u love the ones loving y o u, what reward do y o u have? Even the tax collectors do the same, don't they? 47 And if you greet only y o ur friends, what greater thing are y o u doing? Even the tax collectors do so, don't they? 48 Therefore, y o u will be perfect, just as y o ur Father in the heavens is perfect.  

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Matthew 5:1-16

Here's my translation of Matthew 5:1-16. Please critique.

5But after seeing the crowds, He went up on the mountain, and after sitting down His disciples approached Him.  2 and opening His mouth, He was teaching them, saying:  3 "Blessed are the poor in spirit, because theirs is the reign of the heavens!  4 Blessed are the ones mourning, because they will be encouraged!  5 Blessed are the lowly, because they will inherit the earth!  6 Blessed are the ones hungering and thirsting for righteousness, because they will be fed their fill!  7 Blessed are the merciful, because they will be shown mercy!  8 Blessed are the pure in heart, because they will see God!  9 Blessed are the peacemakers, because they will be called sons of God!  10 Blessed are the ones who have been persecuted because of righteousness, because theirs is the reign of the heavens!  11 Blessed are y o u whenever they insult y o u and persecute y o u and say every kind of evil saying against y o u, lying, because of me!  12 Rejoice and be exceedingly joyful, because y o ur reward is great in the heavens, for in this way they persecuted the prophets who were before y o u!  

13 "Y o u are the salt of the earth; but if the salt becomes tasteless, with what will the earth be salted? The salt is still good for nothing except, to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by people.  14 Y o u are the light of the world. A city lying over a mountain is not able to be hidden;  15 nor do people light a lamp and put it under the two-gallon basket, but rather on the lampstand, and it gives light for all who are in the house.  16 In this way let y o ur light shine before people, in order that they may see y o ur good works and may glorify y o ur Father who is in the heavens.” 

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Matthew 4

Here is my translation of Matthew 4. Please critique.

4Then Jesus was led up into the wilderness by the Spirit in order to be tempted by the Slanderer, 2 and after fasting forty days and forty nights, at the end He was hungry. 3 And after approaching Him, the Tempter said, "If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread." 4 But answering, He said, "It stands written, 'A person will not live by bread alone, rather by everything said that comes out through the mouth of God.'" 5 Then the Slanderer takes Him along into the holy city and sets Him upon the pinnacle of the temple 6 and says to Him, "If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down; for it stands written that He will give instructions to His angels concerning You and upon their hands they will carry You, lest You strike Your foot against a stone." 7 Jesus said to him, "Again it stands written, 'You will not test the Lord your God.'" 8 Again the Slanderer takes Him to a very high mountain, and shows all the kingdoms of the world to Him and their glory 9 and he says to Him, "All these things I will give to You, if You will fall down and worship me." 10 Then Jesus says to him, "Get behind me, Adversary! For it stands written, 'You will worship the Lord your God, and you will serve Him alone.'" 11 Then the Slanderer leaves Him, and look, angels came and were serving Him.

12 Now after hearing that John had been handed over, Jesus departed into Galilee, 13 and after leaving Nazareth, after coming He dwelt in Capernaum, which is by the sea, in the district of Zebulun and Naphtali, 14 in order that what was spoken through Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, saying: 15 "Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali, as far as the way of the sea, on the other side of the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles: 16 The people sitting in darkness saw a great light, and for those sitting in the region and shadow of death, Light rose for them." 17 From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, "Repent! For the reign of the heavens stands near!"

18 Now walking by the Sea of Galilee, He saw two brothers, Simon who was called Peter, and Andrew his brother, throwing a casting-net into the sea; because they were fishermen; 19 and He says to them, "Come after Me, and I will make y o u fishers of people." 20 And immediately after leaving the nets they followed Him. 21 And after going on from there, He saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, preparing their nets, and He called them. 22 And immediately after leaving the boat and their father, they followed Him.

23 And Jesus was going around all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the Good News of the reign, and healing every disease and every ailment in the people. 24 And the report about Him went out into all Syria, and they brought to Him all the sick who were being tormented with various diseases and sever pains, and who were being demon-possessed, and who were being moonstruck, and paralytics, and He healed them; 25 and many crowds from Galilee and Decapolis and Jerusalem and Judea and across the Jordan followed Him. 

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Matthew Chapter 3

Here's my translation of Matthew 3, please critique.

Now in those days John the Baptizer comes preaching in the wilderness of Judea 2 and saying, "Repent! for the reign of heaven stands near!" 3 For this is the one who was spoken of by Isaiah the prophet, saying: "The voice of one crying in the wilderness, 'Prepare the way of the Lord; make straight His paths.'" 4 And John himself was wearing his clothing made from camel's hair and a leather belt around his waist, and his food was locusts and wild honey. 5 Then Jerusalem and all Judea and all the neighboring region of the Jordan was going out to him, 6 and they were being baptized in the Jordan by him as they were confessing their sins. 7 But after seeing many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming for his baptism, he said to them, "Offspring of vipers, Who directed y o u to flee from the coming wrath? 8 Therefore, bear fruit worthy of repentance, 9 and do not think that y o u will go on saying among yourselves, 'We have Abraham as father,' for I say to y o u that God is able from these stones to raise up children for Abraham. 10 And even now the axe is laid to the root of the trees; therefore, every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 11 I myself am baptizing y o u with water for repentance, but the One who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry; He Himself will baptize y o u with the Holy Spirit and fire. 12 His winnowing fork is in His hand, and He will clean out His threshing floor, and will gather His wheat into the barn, but the chaff He will burn up with inextinguishable fire."

13 Then Jesus comes from Galilee to the Jordan, to John, in order to be baptized by him. 14 And John was trying to prevent Him, saying, "I myself have need to be baptized by You, and You Yourself are coming to me?" 15 But Jesus answering, said to him, "Allow it at this time, for in this way it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness." Then he allows Him; 16 and after being baptized, Jesus went up immediately from the water; and look, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming upon Him; 17 and look, a voice from hte heavens, saying, "This One is My beloved Son, in whom I am have set my good pleasure." 

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Matthew Chapter 2

Here's my translation of Matthew Chapter 2. Please critique.

2 Now after Jesus had been born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, look, Magi from the East came to Jerusalem, 2 saying, "Where is the King of the Jews who has been born? For we saw His star when it rose and have come to show reverence to Him." 3 But when Herod the king had heard, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him, 4 and when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he kept on inquiring of them where the Christ is born. 5 And they said to him, "In Bethlehem of Judea; for thus it stands written through the prophet: 6 "'And you, Bethlehem, land of Judah, by no means are you the least among the rulers of Judah; For out of you will come a Ruler Who indeed will shepherd My people, Israel.'" 7 Then Herod, after he secretly called the Magi, ascertained from them the exact time when the star began to appear, 8 and having sent them to Bethlehem, he said, "After y o u have gone, inquire accurately about the Child, and as soon as y o u should find Him, report to me in order that I also, after I have come, may show reverence to Him." 9 When they had heard the king, they went; and look, the star which they saw when it rose was leading the way for them until, having come, it stood still above where the Child was; 10 after seeing the star, they rejoiced with extremely great joy, 11 and having come into the house, they saw the Child with Mary His mother, and falling down they showed reverence to Him, and having opened their treasures, they brought Him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh; 12 and being warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed by another way to their own land.

13 Now after they departed, look, an angel of the Lord appears in a dream to Joseph, saying, "After getting up, take the Child and His mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I tell you; for Herod is about to seek the Child to destroy Him." 14 After getting up, he took the Child and His mother at night and departed to Egypt, 15 and was there until the death of Herod, in order that what was being spoken by the Lord through the prophet might be fulfilled, saying, "Out of Egypt I called My Son." 16 Then Herod, after seeing that he was made a fool of by the Magi, was becoming exceedingly angry, and sending others, he did away with all the children who were in Bethlehem and in all its districts, from two years old and under, according to the time that he had ascertained from the Magi. 17 Then what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled, saying: 18 "A sound in Ramah was heard, A dirge and weeping and much mourning; Rachel crying for her children, and she was not willing to be encouraged, because they are no more." 19 But after Herod died, look, an angel of the Lord appears in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, saying, 20 "After getting up, take the Child and His mother, and go to the land of Israel; for the ones seeking the Child's life have died." 21 And after getting up, he took the Child and His mother, and came into the land of Israel. 22 But after he heard that Archelaus is reigning over Judea in place of Herod his father, he was afraid to go there; and after being warned in a dream, he departed into the parts of Galilee, 23 and after coming, dwelt in a city that was called Nazareth, in order that what had been spoken through the prophets might be fulfilled for He will be called a Nazarene.