Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came
wise men from the east to
Saying, Where is he that
is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.
When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.
And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should
And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the
And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes
of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall
rule my people Israel.
Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, inquired of them diligently what time the star appeared.
And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; and when ye
have found him, bring me word
again, that I may come and worship him also.
When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them,
till it came and stood over
where the young child was.
saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.
And when they were come into the
house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and
they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.
And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country
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