THE HOLY BIBLE Authorized King James

Matthew (Author Matthew)

2:1Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,

2:2Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.

2:3When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.

2:4And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born.

2:5And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet,

2:6And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel.

2:7Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, enquired of them diligently what time the star appeared.

2:8And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also.

2:9When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.

2:10When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.

2:11And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.

2:12And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.



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