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Matthew 2:1-9 (New American Standard)

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The Visit of the Magi

1 Now after Jesus was 1born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of 2Herod the king, amagi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying, 2 "Where is He who has been born 3King of the Jews? For we saw 4His star in the east and have come to worship Him." 3 When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. 4 Gathering together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the bMessiah was to be born. 5 They said to him, "5In Bethlehem of Judea; for this is what has been written cby the prophet: 6 '6AND YOU, BETHLEHEM, LAND OF JUDAH, ARE BY NO MEANS LEAST AMONG THE LEADERS OF JUDAH; FOR OUT OF YOU SHALL COME FORTH A RULER WHO WILL 7SHEPHERD MY PEOPLE ISRAEL.' " 7 Then Herod secretly called the magi and determined from them dthe exact time 8the star appeared. 8 And he sent them to Bethlehem and said, "Go and search carefully for the Child; and when you have found Him, report to me, so that I too may come and worship Him." 9 After hearing the king, they went their way; and the star, which they had seen in the east, went on before them until it came and stood over the place where the Child was.
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