Matthew 2:1-10 CSB

Wise Men Seek the King

1 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of King Herod, wise men from the east arrived unexpectedly in Jerusalem,

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      2 saying, "Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star in the easta and have come to worship Him."b

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        • a 2:2 - Or star at its rising
        • b 2:2 - Or to pay Him homage
          3 When King Herod heard this, he was deeply disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him.
          4 So he assembled all the chief priests and scribes of the people and asked them where the Messiah would be born.
          5 "In Bethlehem of Judea," they told him, "because this is what was written by the prophet:
          6 And you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the leaders of Judah: because out of you will come a leader who will shepherd My people Israel. "c

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            • c 2:6 - Mc 5:2
              7 Then Herod secretly summoned the wise men and asked them the exact time the star appeared.
              8 He sent them to Bethlehem and said, "Go and search carefully for the child. When you find Him, report back to me so that I too can go and worship Him."d

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                • d 2:8 - Or and pay Him homage
                  9 After hearing the king, they went on their way. And there it was-the star they had seen in the east!e It led them until it came and stopped above the place where the child was.

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                    • e 2:9 - Or star . . . at its rising
                      10 When they saw the star, they were overjoyed beyond measure.