Matthew 2

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1    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,

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2    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.”

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3    When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.

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4    And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born.

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

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6    ‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are not the least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you shall come a Ruler Who will shepherd My people Israel.’”

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“If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book; and if anyone takes away from the words of the book . . . God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book” (Revelation 22:18-19).

Some scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. All rights reserved.

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