- "Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews?"..."And you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for from you shall come a ruler who is to shepherd my people Israel." (vs. 6)
- The flight to Egypt for safety from Herod? "Out of Egypt I have called my son." (vs. 15)
- The slaughter of the innocents? "A voice was heard in Ramah, wailing and loud lamentation, Rachel weeping for her children; she refused to be consoled, because they are no more." (vs. 18)
- Hometown of Galilee? "He will be called a Nazorean." (vs. 23)
As you read Matthew, keep your eyes open for his citing of the fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy in the life of Jesus. It is a major theme as one of the evangelist's goals seemed to be persuading his fellow Jews to believe that Jesus is their Messiah.