In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem,
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asking, "Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising, and have come to pay him homage."
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When King Herod heard this, he was frightened, and all Jerusalem with him;
and calling together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Messiah was to be born.
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They told him, "In Bethlehem of Judea; for so it has been written by the prophet:
"And you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for from you shall come a ruler who is to shepherd my people Israel.' "
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Then Herod secretly called for the wise men and learned from them the exact time when the star had appeared.
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Then he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, "Go and search diligently for the child; and when you have found him, bring me word so that I may also go and pay him homage."
When they had heard the king, they set out; and there, ahead of them, went the star that they had seen at its rising, until it stopped over the place where the child was.
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When they saw that the star had stopped, they were overwhelmed with joy.
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On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother; and they knelt down and paid him homage. Then, opening their treasure chests, they offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they left for their own country by another road.