Matthew 2:1-2; Matthew 2:5; Matthew 2:22; Matthew 3:1; Matthew 3:5; Matthew 4:25; Matthew 19:1; Matthew 24:16; Matthew 27:11; Matthew 27:29; Matthew 27:37; Matthew 28:15
Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying,
"Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him."
They said to him, "In Bethlehem of Judea; for this is what has been written by the prophet:
But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning over Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there. Then after being warned by God in a dream, he left for the regions of Galilee,
Now in those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea, saying,
Then Jerusalem was going out to him, and all Judea and all the district around the Jordan;
Large crowds followed Him from Galilee and the Decapolis and Jerusalem and Judea and from beyond the Jordan.
When Jesus had finished these words, He departed from Galilee and came into the region of Judea beyond the Jordan;
then those who are in Judea must flee to the mountains.
Now Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor questioned Him, saying, "Are You the King of the Jews?" And Jesus said to him, "It is as you say."
And after twisting together a crown of thorns, they put it on His head, and a reed in His right hand; and they knelt down before Him and mocked Him, saying, "Hail, King of the Jews!"
And above His head they put up the charge against Him which read, "THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS."
And they took the money and did as they had been instructed; and this story was widely spread among the Jews, and is to this day.