Three wise men

After Jesus had been born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of King Herod, wise men from the east arrived in Jeru­salem and asked, “Where is the one who was born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him.”When King Herod heard this, he was disturbed, as was all of Jerusalem.He called together all the high priests and scribes of the people and asked them where the Messiah was to be born. They told him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, because that is what was written by the prophet:

‘O Bethlehem in the land of Judah,

you are by no means least among the rulers of Judah,

because from you will come a ruler

who will shepherd my people Israel.’”

Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, inquired of them diligently what time the star appeared. And 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. When 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. When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.

And 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.

 

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