2.4 Wise Men Honored Child Jesus
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2.4 After Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem during King Herod the Great’s days, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, asking, “Where is the newborn King of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him.”
Jan 13 Hearing this, King Herod and all Jerusalem were disturbed. So he called the chief priests and scholars and asked them where the Christ was to be born. They replied, “In Bethlehem,1 as the prophet wrote, ‘And from you, Bethlehem, though you are small among the rulers of Judah, will come One who will be ruler over Israel.’” Then Herod secretly called the wise men to ask them the exact time the star appeared.
He told them, “Find the child and report to me, that I also may go and worship Him.”
After leaving Herod, the wise men were filled with joy on again seeing the star which had risen in the east, leading them to the exact place where the child was.
Jan 14 On entering the house and seeing the child with Mary, they bowed down and worshipped him. Opening their treasures, they gave him gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. Being warned by God in a dream not to return to Herod, they left for their country by another way.