The Magi Visit the Messiah

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

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    • h 2:1 - Traditionally "wise men"
      2 and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose 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 Messiah was to be born.
      5 “In Bethlehem 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 shepherd my people Israel.’b

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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 search carefully for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him.”