1. Matthew 2:12 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

Why are the wise men warned?

Matthew 2:12 (ESV)

12 And being warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed to their own country by another way.

God warns the wise men not to return to King Herod, probably for the sake of their own lives, and to allow Joseph, the child and Mary enough time to escape the revenge of King Herod.