Dec 16, 2019
Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came
to Jerusalem, 2 saying, “Where is He who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw His star when it rose and have
come to worship Him.” 3 When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him; 4 and
assembling all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born. 5 They
told him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for so it is written by the prophet: 6 “‘And you, O Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for from you shall come a ruler who will shepherd my people
Israel.’” 7 Then Herod summoned the wise men secretly and ascertained from them what time the star had
appeared. 8 And he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, “Go and search diligently for the child, and when you have found
Him, bring me word, that I too may come and worship Him.” 9 After listening to the king, they went on their way.
And behold, the star that they had seen when it rose went before them until it came to rest over the place where the
child was. 10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. 11 And going into the house, they saw
the child with Mary His mother, and they fell down and worshiped Him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered
him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh. 12 And being warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed to
their own country by another way.