Jesus was born in the town of Bethlehem in Judea during the time when Herod was king. When Jesus was born, some wise men from the east came to Jerusalem.
They asked, "Where is the baby who was born to be the king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him."
When King Herod heard this, he was troubled, as well as all the people in Jerusalem.
Herod called a meeting of all the leading priests and teachers of the law and asked them where the Christ would be born.
They answered, "In the town of Bethlehem in Judea. The prophet wrote about this in the Scriptures:
'But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are important among the tribes of Judah. A ruler will come from you who will be like a shepherd for my people Israel.'" Micah
Then Herod had a secret meeting with the wise men and learned from them the exact time they first saw the star.
He sent the wise men to Bethlehem, saying, "Look carefully for the child. When you find him, come tell me so I can worship him too."
After the wise men heard the king, they left. The star that they had seen in the east went before them until it stopped above the place where the child was.
When the wise men saw the star, they were filled with joy.