M A T T H E W.
In this chapter, we have the history of our
Saviour's infancy, where we find how early he began to suffer, and
that in him the word of righteousness was fulfilled, before he
himself began to fulfil all righteousness. Here is, I. The wise
men's solicitous enquiry after Christ, ver. 1-8. II. Their devout attendance on him,
when they found out where he was, ver. 9-12. III. Christ's flight into Egypt,
to avoid the cruelty of Herod, ver.
13-15. IV. The barbarous murder of the infants of
Bethlehem, ver. 16-18. V.
Christ's return out of Egypt into the land of Israel again,