When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.
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Theophylact of Ochrid
Herod was troubled because he was a foreigner and feared for his kingdom; for he knew that he was unworthy of it. But why were the Jews troubled? They ought instead to have rejoiced that they would have a king to whom the kings of Persia paid homage. But evil is indeed a senseless thing.