The Bible in Its Traditions

Matthew 2:1–12

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Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East arrived in Jerusalem,

WHEN Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judah, in the days of Herod the king, there came Magi from the East to Jerusalem.

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saying, "Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East, and have come to worship Him."

Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we saw his star in the east, and are come to worship him.

And they were saying, Where is the King of the Jews, who has been born? For we have seen his star in the East, so we have come to worship him.

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But when Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.

Now king Herod, hearing this, was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him.

When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.

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And having gathered together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired from them where the Christ would be born.

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So they said to him, "In Bethlehem of Judea, for thus it is written by the prophet

And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written through the prophet,

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'But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you shall come forth a Ruler who will shepherd My people Israel.' "

And thou Bethlehem, land of Judah, Art in no wise least among the princes of Judah: For out of thee shall come forth a governor, Who shall be shepherd of my people Israel.

Even you, Bethlehem of Judah, you are not insignificant in the eyes of the kings of Judah, for from you shall come out a king, who will shepherd my people Israel.

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Then Herod, secretly having called the wise men, ascertained from them the time that the star appeared.

Then Herod privily called the Wise-men, and learned of them exactly what time the star appeared.

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And having sent them to Bethlehem, he said, "Go and carefully search for the young Child, and as soon as you find [Him], report back to me, so that I also may come and worship Him."

And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search out exactly concerning the young child; and when ye have found [him,] bring me word, that I also may come and worship him.

And sending them into Bethlehem, he said: “Go and diligently ask questions about the boy. And when you have found him, report back to me, so that I, too, may come and adore him.”

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When they heard the king, they departed; and behold, the star which they had seen in the East went before them, till it came and stood over where the young Child was.

And when they had heard the king, they went away. And behold, the star that they had seen in the east went before them, even until, arriving, it stood still above the place where the child was.

When they had heard from the king, they went away; and behold, the same star that they had seen in the east was going before them, until it came and stood just above the place where the infant boy was.

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10  And when they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy.

10  Then, seeing the star, they were gladdened by a very great joy.

10  When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly.

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11  And having come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and falling down, they worshipped Him, and opening their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

11  And they entered the house, and they saw the infant boy with Mary, his mother; and they threw themselves down and worshipped him; and they opened their treasures and offered to him gifts - gold and frankincense, and myrrh.

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12  And having been divinely instructed in a dream not to return to Herod, they withdrew into their own country by another way.

12  And they saw in a dream not to return to Herod, so they departed to their own country by another way.