Matthew 2:1-12 NRS

1 In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem,

References for Matthew 2:1

    • a 2:1 - Or [astrologers]; Gk [magi]
      2 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."

      References for Matthew 2:2

        • b 2:2 - Or [in the East]
          3 When King Herod heard this, he was frightened, and all Jerusalem with him;
          4 and calling together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Messiah was to be born.

          References for Matthew 2:4

            • c 2:4 - Or [the Christ]
              5 They told him, "In Bethlehem of Judea; for so it has been written by the prophet:
              6 "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.' "

              References for Matthew 2:6

                • d 2:6 - Or [rule]
                  7 Then Herod secretly called for the wise men and learned from them the exact time when the star had appeared.

                  References for Matthew 2:7

                    • e 2:7 - Or [astrologers]; Gk [magi]
                      8 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."
                      9 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.

                      References for Matthew 2:9

                        • f 2:9 - Or [in the East]
                          10 When they saw that the star had stopped, they were overwhelmed with joy.

                          References for Matthew 2:10

                            • g 2:10 - Gk [saw the star]
                              11 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.
                              12 And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they left for their own country by another road.