After Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of King Herod, wise men from the east arrived unexpectedly in Jerusalem,
saying, "Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him."
When King Herod heard this, he was deeply disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him.
So he assembled all the chief priests and scribes of the people and asked them where the Messiah would be born.
"In Bethlehem of Judea," they told him, "because this is what was written by the prophet:
And you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the leaders of Judah: because out of you will come a leader who will shepherd My people Israel. "
Then Herod secretly summoned the wise men and asked them the exact time the star appeared.