Matthew 2:1-7 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.