MATTHEW 2:1-12 THE VISIT OF THE MAGI
THE VISIT OF THE MAGI
1-After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during
the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to
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 distubed, and
all Jerusalem with him.
4-When he had called together all the people's cheif priests
and teachers of the law he asked them where the Christ
was to be born.
5-"In Bethlehem in Judea, "they replied," 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 a 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 carful
search for the child.As soon as you find him,report to me,
so that I to can go worship him."
9-After they 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 anouther route.