Therefore when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Juda, in the days of king Herod, lo! astrologers [lo! kings, or wise men,] came from the east to Jerusalem,
and said [saying], Where is he, that is born [the] king of Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and we have come to worship him.
But king Herod heard, and was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.
And he gathered together all the princes of priests, and scribes of the people, and inquired of them, where Christ should be born.
And they said to him, In Bethlehem of Juda; for so it is written by a prophet,
And thou, Bethlehem, the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda; for of thee a duke shall go out, that shall govern my people Israel.
Then Herod called privily the astrologers [the kings], and learned busily of them [busily learned of them] the time of the star that appeared to them.
And he sent them into Bethlehem, and said, Go ye, and ask ye busily of the child, and when ye have found, tell ye it to me [tell again to me], that I also come, and worship him.
And when they had heard the king, they went forth [went away]. And lo! the star, that they saw in the east [And lo! the star which they saw in the east], went before them, till it came, and stood above, where the child was.
And they saw the star, and joyed with a full great joy.