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The Flight into Egypt

The Book of Matthew tells how an angel appeared to Joseph one night in a dream. The angel commanded Joseph to flee to Egypt with his wife and child, in order to escape the wrath of King Herod, who was planning to kill Jesus. “The angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, ‘Arise, and take the young child and His mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy Him.’ When he arose, he took the young child and His mother by night, and departed into Egypt and was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, out of Egypt have I called my son” (Matthew 2:13–15).

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