Now when Yeshua was born in Beit-Lechem of Yehudah in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Yerushalayim, saying,
"Where is he who is born King of the Yehudim? For we saw his star in the east, and have come to worship him."
When Herod the king heard it, he was troubled, and all Yerushalayim with him.
Gathering together all the chief Kohanim and Sofrim of the people, he asked them where the Messiah would be born.
They said to him, "In Beit-Lechem of Yehudah, for thus it is written through the prophet,
'You Beit-Lechem, land of Yehudah, Are in no way least among the princes of Yehudah: For out of you shall come forth a governor, Who shall shepherd my people, Yisra'el.'"
Then Herod secretly called the wise men, and learned from them exactly what time the star appeared.
He sent them to Beit-Lechem, and said, "Go and search diligently for the young child. When you have found him, bring me word, so that I also may come and worship him."
They, having heard the king, went their way; and behold, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, until it came and stood over where the young child was.
When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy.