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Matthew 2:11


As they came into the house and saw the child with Mary his mother, they bowed down 1  and worshiped him. They opened their treasure boxes and gave him gifts of gold, frankincense, 2  and myrrh. 3 


Ge 43:11; Ex 30:23,34; Le 2:1,2; Le 6:15; Nu 7:14,86; 1Sa 10:27; 1Ki 10:2,10; Ps 2:12; Ps 45:8; Ps 72:10,15; Ps 95:6; Isa 60:6; Mal 1:11; Mt 2:2; Mt 4:9,10; Mt 14:33; Lu 2:16,26-32,38; Joh 5:22,23; Ac 10:25,26; Re 5:8; Re 19:10; Re 22:8-10

NET © Notes

tn Grk “they fell down.” BDAG 815 s.v. πίπτω 1.b.α.ב has “fall down, throw oneself to the ground as a sign of devotion, before high-ranking persons or divine beings.”

sn Frankincense refers to the aromatic resin of certain trees, used as a sweet-smelling incense (L&N 6.212).

sn Myrrh consisted of the aromatic resin of certain shrubs (L&N 6.208). It was used in preparing a corpse for burial.

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