The Escape to Egypt | Gospel of Matthew 2: 13 – 15

13 Now after they had left, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Get up, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you, for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him.” 

14 Then Joseph got up, took the child and his mother by night, and went to Egypt 

15 and remained there until the death of Herod. This was to fulfill what had been spoken by the Lord through the prophet, “Out of Egypt I have called my son.”

Summary – The Escape to Egypt

Matthew 2:13-15 describes the flight of Joseph, Mary, and the infant Jesus to Egypt. After the visit of the Magi, an angel appears to Joseph in a dream, warning him that King Herod intends to kill Jesus.

In response to the angel’s warning, Joseph takes Mary and Jesus and they flee to Egypt. They stay there until Herod’s death. This event fulfills the prophecy that states, “Out of Egypt I called my son,” which Matthew cites from Hosea 11:1.

This passage emphasizes divine protection and the fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy in Jesus’ early life.