Matthew 2:1-10 NLT

1 Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the reign of King Herod. About that time some wise mena from eastern lands arrived in Jerusalem, asking,

References for Matthew 2:1

    • 2:1 - Or royal astrologers; Greek reads magi; also in 2:7, 16 .
      2 “Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star as it rose,b and we have come to worship him.”

      References for Matthew 2:2

        • 2:2 - Or star in the east.
          3 King Herod was deeply disturbed when he heard this, as was everyone in Jerusalem.
          4 He called a meeting of the leading priests and teachers of religious law and asked, “Where is the Messiah supposed to be born?”
          5 “In Bethlehem in Judea,” they said, “for this is what the prophet wrote:
          6 ‘And you, O Bethlehem in the land of Judah, are not least among the ruling citiesc of Judah, for a ruler will come from you who will be the shepherd for my people Israel.’d

          References for Matthew 2:6

            • 2:6 - Greek the rulers.
            • 2:6 - Mic 5:2; 2 Sam 5:2 .
              7 Then Herod called for a private meeting with the wise men, and he learned from them the time when the star first appeared.
              8 Then he told them, “Go to Bethlehem and search carefully for the child. And when you find him, come back and tell me so that I can go and worship him, too!”
              9 After this interview the wise men went their way. And the star they had seen in the east guided them to Bethlehem. It went ahead of them and stopped over the place where the child was.
              10 When they saw the star, they were filled with joy!