Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem,
Saying, Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star at its rising and have come to worship Him.
And when Herod the king heard this, he was troubled and all Jerusalem with him.
And gathering together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born.
And they said to him, In Bethlehem of Judea, for so it is written through the prophet:
"And you, Bethlehem, land of Judah, by no means are you the least among the princes of Judah; for out of you shall come forth a Ruler, One who will shepherd My people Israel.''
Then Herod, secretly calling the magi, determined accurately from them the time that the star appeared.
And sending them to Bethlehem, he said, Go and find out accurately about the child. And when you find Him, report to me, so that I also may come and worship Him.
And after they heard the king, they went their way, and behold, the star which they saw at its rising led them until it came and stood over the place where the child was.
And when they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy.
And they came into the house and saw the child with Mary His mother. And falling down, they worshipped Him; and opening their treasures, they offered gifts to Him, gold and frankincense and myrrh.
And because they had been divinely instructed in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed by another way to their country.