Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Matthew 2:13


After they had gone, an 1  angel of the Lord 2  appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Get up, take the child and his mother and flee to Egypt, and stay there until I tell you, for Herod 3  is going to look for the child to kill him.”


Ex 1:22; Ex 2:2,3; Jos 3:13,17; Jos 4:10,18; Job 33:15,17; Da 3:25,26; Mt 1:20; Mt 2:16; Mt 2:19; Mt 2:19,20; Mt 10:23; Ac 5:19; Ac 7:19; Ac 10:7,22; Ac 12:11; Ac 16:36; Heb 1:13,14; Re 12:4; Re 12:6,14

NET © Notes

tn Grk “behold, an angel.” The Greek word ἰδού (idou) has not been translated because it has no exact English equivalent here, but adds interest and emphasis (BDAG 468 s.v. 1).

tn Or “the angel of the Lord.” See the note on the word “Lord” in 1:20.

sn See the note on King Herod in 2:1. Herod the Great was particularly ruthless regarding the succession to his throne.

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