And he stood up and went home. 1
Jesus and his disciples got up and followed him.
This was now the third time Jesus was revealed to the disciples after he was raised from the dead.
We know 1 that since Christ has been raised from the dead, he is never going to die 2 again; death no longer has mastery over him.
Then he got up, took the child and his mother during 1 the night, and went to Egypt.
So 1 he got up and took the child and his mother and returned to the land of Israel.
When Joseph awoke from sleep he did what the angel of the Lord 1 told him. He took his wife,
But 1 he said to them, “Why are you cowardly, you people of little faith?” Then he got up and rebuked 2 the winds and the sea, 3 and it was dead calm.
saying, “Get up, take the child and his mother, and go to the land of Israel, for those who were seeking the child’s life are dead.”
I tell you, even though the man inside 1 will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, yet because of the first man’s 2 sheer persistence 3 he will get up and give him whatever he needs.
Who is the one who will condemn? Christ 1 is the one who died (and more than that, he was raised), who is at the right hand of God, and who also is interceding for us.
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.”