The Visit of the Wise Men1Now aafter Jesus was born in bBethlehem of Judea cin the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men ▼
▼Greek magi; also verses 7, 16from ethe east came to Jerusalem, 2saying, “Where is he who has been born fking of the Jews? For we saw ghis star when it rose ▼
▼Or in the east; also verse 9and have come to iworship him.” 3When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him; 4and assembling all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where jthe Christ was to be born. 5They told him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for so it is written by the prophet: 6 k“‘And you, O Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
are by no means least among the rulers of Judah;
for from you shall come a ruler
who will lshepherd my people Israel.’”
7Then Herod summoned the wise men secretly and ascertained from them what time the star had appeared. 8And he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, “Go and search diligently for the child, and when you have found him, bring me word, that I too may come and worship him.” 9After listening to the king, they went on their way. And behold, the star that they had seen when it rose went before them until it came to rest over the place where the child was. 10When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. 11And going into the house they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures mthey offered him gifts ngold and ofrankincense and pmyrrh. 12And qbeing warned rin a dream not to return to Herod, they departed to their own country by another way.
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