Now 1after Jesus was born in 2Bethlehem of Judea 3in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise mena from 4the east came to Jerusalem,
saying, "Where is he who has been born 5king of the Jews? For we saw 6his star when it roseb and have come to 7worship him."
When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him;
and assembling all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where 8the Christ was to be born.
They told him, "In Bethlehem of Judea, for so it is written by the prophet:
69"'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 10shepherd my people Israel.'"
Then Herod summoned the wise men secretly and ascertained from them what time the star had appeared.
And 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."
After 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.
When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy.