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.