Matthew 2:1-12 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, saying, 1 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem
2 "Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we have seen his star in the East, and have come to worship him." 2 and asked, "Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him."
3 When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him; 3 When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him.
4 and assembling all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born. 4 When he had called together all the people's chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Christ was to be born.
5 They told him, "In Bethlehem of Judea; for so it is written by the prophet: 5 "In Bethlehem in Judea," they replied, "for this is what the prophet has written:
6 'And you, O Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for from you shall come a ruler who will govern my people Israel.'" 6 " 'But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will be the shepherd of my people Israel.' "
7 Then Herod summoned the wise men secretly and ascertained from them what time the star appeared; 7 Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared.
8 and he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, "Go and search diligently for the child, and when you have found him bring me word, that I too may come and worship him." 8 He sent them to Bethlehem and said, "Go and make a careful search for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him."
9 When they had heard the king they went their way; and lo, the star which they had seen in the East went before them, till it came to rest over the place where the child was. 9 After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen in the east went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was.
10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy; 10 When they saw the star, they were overjoyed.
11 and going into the house they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh. 11 On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh.
12 And being warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed to their own country by another way. 12 And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route.