Now when aJesus was born in Beth-lehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came bwise men cfrom the east to Jerusalem, 2 Saying, dWhere is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen ehis star in the east, and are come to worship him. 3 When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. 4 And when he had gathered all the chief priests and fscribes of the people together, ghe demanded of them where Christ should be born. 5 And they said unto him, In Beth-lehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet, 6 hAnd thou Beth-lehem, 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. 7 Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, inquired of them diligently what time the star appeared. 8 And he sent them to Beth-lehem, 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. 9 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. 10 When they saw the star, they irejoiced with exceeding great joy. 11 And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, jthey ||presented unto him gifts; kgold, and kfrankincense, and lmyrrh. 12 And being warned of God min a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.
See Esth. 1:13.
Comp. Luke 2:11.
See Ezra 7:6.
See 2 Chr. 35:3.
See Ex. 30:23.
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