Matthew 2:1-12 NIV

The Visit of the Magi

1 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea,1 during the time of King Herod,2 Magia from the east came to Jerusalem

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    • a 2:1 - Traditionally "Wise Men"
      2 and asked, "Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews?3 We saw his star4 in the eastb and have come to worship him."

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      3 When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him.
      4 When he had called together all the people's chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Christc was to be born.

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        • c 2:4 - Or "Messiah"
          5 "In Bethlehem5 in Judea," they replied, "for this is what the prophet has written:

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          6 " 'But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will be the shepherd of my people Israel.'d "6

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          7 Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared.
          8 He sent them to Bethlehem and said, "Go and make a careful search for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him."
          9 After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen in the easte went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was.

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            • e 2:9 - Or "seen when it rose"
              10 When they saw the star, they were overjoyed.
              11 On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him.7 Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts8 of gold and of incense and of myrrh.

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              12 And having been warned9 in a dream10 not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route.

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