Matthew 2:1-9 NAS

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,

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    • | 2:1 - A caste of wise men specializing in astronomy, astrology, and natural science
      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."

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      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.

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        • } 2:4 - Gr "Christos (Christ)"
          5 They said to him, "5In Bethlehem of Judea; for this is what has been written cby the prophet:

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            • ~ 2:5 - Or "through"
              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.' "

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              7 Then Herod secretly called the magi and determined from them dthe exact time 8the star appeared.

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                •  2:7 - Lit "the time of the appearing star"
                  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.