The Wise Still Seek Him!
After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod,
Magi from the east came to Jerusalem 2 and asked,
“Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star
in the east and have come to worship him.”
3 When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him.
4When he had called together all the people’s chief priests and teachers of
the law, he asked them where the Christ was to be born.
5 “In Bethlehem in Judea, for this is what the prophet has written: 6 ‘But
you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the
rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will be the
shepherd of my people Israel.’”
7 Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time
the star had appeared. 8 He sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and make
a careful search for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I
too may go and worship him.”
9 After the Magi had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they
had seen in the east went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where
the child was. 10 When they saw the star, they were overjoyed.
11 On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they
bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and
presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh. 12 And having
been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their
country by another route