The Wise Men and their Gifts - Matthew 2

Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea  in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men  from the east to Jerusalem. Matthew 2:1 KJV

Matthew 2:2 Saying, Where is he that is  born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east,  and are come to worship him. 

Matthew 2:3 When Herod the king  had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem  with him. 

Matthew 2:4 And when he had gathered all the chief  priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of  them where Christ should be born. 

Matthew 2:5 And they said unto  him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the  prophet, 

Matthew 2:6 And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art  not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall  come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel. 

Matthew 2:7  Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men,  enquired of them diligently what time the star appeared.   

Matthew 2:8 And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and  search diligently for the young child; and when ye have  found him, bring me word again, that I may come and  worship him also. 

Matthew 2:9 When they had heard the king, they  departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went  before them, till it came and stood over where the young  child was. 

Matthew 2:10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced  with exceeding great joy.  

Matthew 2:11 And when they were come into the house, they  saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down,  and worshipped him: and when they had opened their  treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and  frankincense, and myrrh. 

Matthew 2:12 And being warned of God  in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they  departed into their own country another way. 

Matthew 2:13 And  when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord  appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the  young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be  thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the  young child to destroy him. 

Matthew 2:14 When he arose, he took  the young child and his mother by night, and departed into  Egypt: 

Matthew 2:15 And was there until the death of Herod: that  it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the  prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son.  

Matthew 2:16 Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of  the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and  slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the  coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to  the time which he had diligently enquired of the wise men.  

Matthew 2:17 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy  the prophet, saying, 

Matthew 2:18 In Rama was there a voice  heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning,  Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be  comforted, because they are not.  

Matthew 2:19 But when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of the  Lord appeareth in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, 

Matthew 2:20  Saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and  go into the land of Israel: for they are dead which sought the  young child’s life. 

Matthew 2:21 And he arose, and took the young  child and his mother, and came into the land of Israel.  

Matthew 2:22 But when he heard that Archelaus did reign in  Judaea in the room of his father Herod, he was afraid to go  thither: notwithstanding, being warned of God in a dream,  he turned aside into the parts of Galilee: 

Matthew 2:23 And he  came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that it might be  fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He shall be  called a Nazarene.  

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