Now [after]a Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem,
saying, "Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? For we have seen his star at its risingb and have come to worship him."
And [when]c King Herod heard [it],d he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him,
and [after]e calling together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired from them where the Christ was to be born.
So they said to him, "In Bethlehem of Judea, for thus it is written by the prophet,
'And you, Bethlehem, land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah, for from you will go out a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.'"f7
Then Herod secretly summoned the wise men [and]g determined precisely from them the time [when]h the star appeared.
And he sent them to Bethlehem [and]i said, "Go, inquire carefully concerning the child, and when you have found [him], report to me so that I also may come [and]j worship him."
[After]k they listened to the king, they went out, and behold, the star which they had seen at its risingl led them until it came [and]m stood above [the place] where the child was.
Now [when they]n saw the star, they rejoiced [with] very great joy.
And [when they]o came into the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down [and]p worshiped him. And opening their treasure boxes, they offered him gifts of gold and frankincense and myrrh.
And being warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they went back to their [own] country by another route.