Matthew 2:5-15 NRS

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 a my people Israel.' "

References for Matthew 2:6

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

      References for Matthew 2:7

        • o 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, c until it stopped over the place where the child was.

          References for Matthew 2:9

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

              References for Matthew 2:10

                • q 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.
                  13 Now after they had left, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, "Get up, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you; for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him."
                  14 Then Joseph e got up, took the child and his mother by night, and went to Egypt,

                  References for Matthew 2:14

                      15 and remained there until the death of Herod. This was to fulfill what had been spoken by the Lord through the prophet, "Out of Egypt I have called my son."