賢士們離去後，看，上主的天使托夢顯於若瑟說：「起來，帶著嬰孩和他的母親逃往埃及去，住在那裏，直到我再通知你，因為黑落德即將尋找這嬰孩，要把 他殺掉。」若瑟便起來，星夜帶了嬰孩和他的母親，退避到埃及去了。留在那裏，直到黑落德死去。這就應驗了上主藉先知所說的話：「我從埃及召回了我的兒 子。」
A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew 2:13-18
13 Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Rise, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there till I tell you; for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him.” 14 And he rose and took the child and his mother by night, and departed to Egypt, 15 and remained there until the death of Herod. This was to fulfil what the Lord had spoken by the prophet, “Out of Egypt have I called my son.” 16 Then Herod, when he saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, was in a furious rage, and he sent and killed all the male children in Bethlehem and in all that region who were two years old or under, according to the time which he had ascertained from the wise men. 17 Then was fulfilled what was spoken by the prophet Jeremiah: 18 “A voice was heard in Ramah, wailing and loud lamentation, Rachel weeping for her children; she refused to be consoled, because they were no more.”
—The Gospel of the Lord.