And Jesus having been born in Beth-Lehem of Judea, in the days of Herod the king, lo, mages from the east came to Jerusalem,
saying, `Where is he who was born king of the Jews? for we saw his star in the east, and we came to bow to him.'
And Herod the king having heard, was stirred, and all Jerusalem with him,
and having gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he was inquiring from them where the Christ is born.
And they said to him, `In Beth-Lehem of Judea, for thus it hath been written through the prophet,
And thou, Beth-Lehem, the land of Judah, thou art by no means the least among the leaders of Judah, for out of thee shall come one leading, who shall feed My people Israel.'
Then Herod, privately having called the mages, did inquire exactly from them the time of the appearing star,
and having sent them to Beth-Lehem, he said, `Having gone -- inquire ye exactly for the child, and whenever ye may have found, bring me back word, that I also having come may bow to him.'
And they, having heard the king, departed, and lo, the star, that they did see in the east, did go before them, till, having come, it stood over where the child was.
And having seen the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy,