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.'"f