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Matthew 2:16

Then Herod, when he saw that he had been outwitted by the wise men, flew into a rage. He gave orders to massacre all the male children in and around Bethlehem who were two years old and under, in keeping with the time he had learned from the wise men.

Matthew 2:1

After Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of King Herod, wise men from the east arrived unexpectedly in Jerusalem,

Luke 2:4-6

And Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family line of David, to be registered along with Mary, who was engaged to him and was pregnant. While they were there, the time came for her to give birth.

Numbers 24:17

I see him, but not now; I perceive him, but not near. A star will come from Jacob, and a scepter will arise from Israel. He will smash the forehead of Moab and strike down all the Shethites.

Ruth 1:1-2

During the time of the judges, there was a famine in the land. A man left Bethlehem in Judah with his wife and two sons to live in the land of Moab for a while. The man's name was Elimelech, and his wife's name was Naomi. The names of his two sons were Mahlon and Chilion. They were Ephrathites from Bethlehem in Judah. They entered the land of Moab and [settled] there.

Genesis 35:19-20

So Rachel died and was buried on the way to Ephrath (that is, Bethlehem). Jacob set up a marker on her grave; it is the marker at Rachel's grave to this day.

Joshua 19:15

along with Kattath, Nahalal, Shimron, Idalah, and Bethlehem-12 cities, with their villages.

Ruth 4:11

The elders and all the people who were at the gate said, "We are witnesses. May the Lord make the woman who is entering your house like Rachel and Leah, who together built the house of Israel. May you be powerful in Ephrathah and famous in Bethlehem.

1 Samuel 20:6

If your father misses me at all, say, 'David urgently requested my permission to quickly go to his town Bethlehem for an annual sacrifice there involving the whole clan.'

Judges 19:1

In those days, when there was no king in Israel, a Levite living in a remote part of the hill country of Ephraim acquired a woman from Bethlehem in Judah as his concubine.

John 7:42

Doesn't the Scripture say that the Messiah comes from David's offspring and from the town of Bethlehem, where David once lived?"

Matthew 2:16-18

Then Herod, when he saw that he had been outwitted by the wise men, flew into a rage. He gave orders to massacre all the male children in and around Bethlehem who were two years old and under, in keeping with the time he had learned from the wise men. Then what was spoken through Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled: A voice was heard in Ramah, weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children; and she refused to be consoled, because they were no more.

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Bethlehem » A city » A city southwest of jerusalem » And beth-lehem-judah

Judges 17:7-9

There was a young man, a Levite, from Bethlehem in Judah, who resided within the clan of Judah. The man left the town of Bethlehem in Judah to settle wherever he could find a place. On his way he came to Micah's home in the hill country of Ephraim. "Where do you come from?" Micah asked him. He answered him, "I am a Levite from Bethlehem in Judah, and I'm going to settle wherever I can find a place.

Judges 19:1

In those days, when there was no king in Israel, a Levite living in a remote part of the hill country of Ephraim acquired a woman from Bethlehem in Judah as his concubine.

Judges 19:18

He answered him, "We're traveling from Bethlehem in Judah to the remote hill country of Ephraim, where I am from. I went to Bethlehem in Judah, and now I'm going to the house of the Lord. No one has taken me into his home,

Ruth 1:1

During the time of the judges, there was a famine in the land. A man left Bethlehem in Judah with his wife and two sons to live in the land of Moab for a while.

1 Samuel 17:12

Now David was the son of the Ephrathite from Bethlehem of Judah named Jesse. Jesse had eight sons, and during Saul's reign was [already] an old man.

Bethlehem » A city » A city southwest of jerusalem » Called ephratah and ephrath

Genesis 48:7

When I was returning from Paddan, to my sorrow Rachel died along the way, some distance from Ephrath in the land of Canaan. I buried her there along the way to Ephrath," (that is, Bethlehem).

Psalm 132:6

We heard of [the ark] in Ephrathah; we found it in the fields of Jaar.

Bethlehem » A city » A city southwest of jerusalem » Birthplace of jesus

Luke 2:4

And Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family line of David,

Luke 2:15

When the angels had left them and returned to heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let's go straight to Bethlehem and see what has happened, which the Lord has made known to us."

Bethlehem » A city » A city southwest of jerusalem » Rachel dies and is buried at

Genesis 48:7

When I was returning from Paddan, to my sorrow Rachel died along the way, some distance from Ephrath in the land of Canaan. I buried her there along the way to Ephrath," (that is, Bethlehem).

Genesis 35:16

They set out from Bethel. When they were still some distance from Ephrath, Rachel began to give birth, and her labor was difficult.

Genesis 35:19

So Rachel died and was buried on the way to Ephrath (that is, Bethlehem).

Bethlehem » A city » A city southwest of jerusalem » The city of boaz

Ruth 1:1

During the time of the judges, there was a famine in the land. A man left Bethlehem in Judah with his wife and two sons to live in the land of Moab for a while.

Ruth 1:19

The two of them traveled until they came to Bethlehem. When they entered Bethlehem, the whole town was excited about their arrival and [the local women] exclaimed, "Can this be Naomi?"

Ruth 2:4

Later, when Boaz arrived from Bethlehem, he said to the harvesters, "The Lord be with you." "The Lord bless you," they replied.

Bethlehem » A city » A city southwest of jerusalem » The city of joseph

Luke 2:4

And Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family line of David,

Matthew 2:5-6

"In Bethlehem of Judea," they told him, "because this is what was written by the prophet: And you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the leaders of Judah: because out of you will come a leader who will shepherd My people Israel. "

Bethlehem » A city » A city southwest of jerusalem

Judges 19:18

He answered him, "We're traveling from Bethlehem in Judah to the remote hill country of Ephraim, where I am from. I went to Bethlehem in Judah, and now I'm going to the house of the Lord. No one has taken me into his home,

Judges 17:7

There was a young man, a Levite, from Bethlehem in Judah, who resided within the clan of Judah.

Bethlehem » A city » A city southwest of jerusalem » Taken and held by the philistines

2 Samuel 23:14-16

At that time David was in the stronghold, and a Philistine garrison was at Bethlehem David was extremely thirsty and said, "If only someone would bring me water to drink from the well at the city gate of Bethlehem!" So three of the warriors broke through the Philistine camp and drew water from the well at the gate of Bethlehem. They brought it back to David, but he refused to drink it. Instead, he poured it out to the Lord.

Bethlehem » A city » A city southwest of jerusalem » Herod murders the infants of

Matthew 2:16-18

Then Herod, when he saw that he had been outwitted by the wise men, flew into a rage. He gave orders to massacre all the male children in and around Bethlehem who were two years old and under, in keeping with the time he had learned from the wise men. Then what was spoken through Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled: A voice was heard in Ramah, weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children; and she refused to be consoled, because they were no more.

Bethlehem » A town of zebulun, six miles west of nazareth

Joshua 19:15

along with Kattath, Nahalal, Shimron, Idalah, and Bethlehem-12 cities, with their villages.

Bethlehem » A town of zebulun, six miles west of nazareth » Israel judged at

Judges 12:10

and when he died, he was buried in Bethlehem.

Bethlehem » A city » A city southwest of jerusalem » Jeroboam converts it into a military stronghold

2 Chronicles 11:6

He built up Bethlehem, Etam, Tekoa,

Judea, modern » Towns of » Bethlehem

Matthew 2:16

Then Herod, when he saw that he had been outwitted by the wise men, flew into a rage. He gave orders to massacre all the male children in and around Bethlehem who were two years old and under, in keeping with the time he had learned from the wise men.

Matthew 2:6

And you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the leaders of Judah: because out of you will come a leader who will shepherd My people Israel. "

Matthew 2:1

After Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of King Herod, wise men from the east arrived unexpectedly in Jerusalem,

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2 Samuel 23:15

David was extremely thirsty and said, "If only someone would bring me water to drink from the well at the city gate of Bethlehem!"

1 Chronicles 11:17-18

David was extremely thirsty and said, "If only someone would bring me water from the well at the city gate of Bethlehem!" So the Three broke through the Philistine camp and drew water from the well at the gate of Bethlehem. They brought it back to David, but he refused to drink it. Instead, he poured it out to the Lord.

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