Text: And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: (Isaiah 11:1)
Text: And he arose, and took the young child and his mother, and came into the land of Israel. But when he heard that Archelaus did reign in Judaea in the room of his father Herod, he was afraid to go thither: notwithstanding, being warned of God in a dream, he turned aside into the parts of Galilee: And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He shall be called a Nazarene. (Matthew 2:21-23)
Tweet: Isaiah predicted that the promised Messiah—Anointed One—would spring up from the stump of Jessie like a sprig, a prophecy Matthew said was fulfilled when Jesus came forth as a Nazarene; that is, a branch—Nazareth means branch—from a cut down Israel.