Visit of the Magi
Interwoven Gospels

Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, in the days of Herod the king, behold, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, "Where is He that is born King of the Jews? For in the east we saw His star, and we are come to worship Him."

But Herod the king, hearing it, was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. And assembling all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Christ should be born. Then they said to him, "In Bethlehem of Judea; for thus it is written through the prophet: 'And thou Bethlehem, land of Judah, Art by no means least among the princes of Judah; For out of thee shall come forth a Governor Who shall shepherd my people Israel." " Then Herod, having privately called the Magi, ascertained accurately from them the time of the star's appearing. And sending them to Bethlehem, he said, "Go, and inquire carefully about the little Child; and when ye have found Him, bring word back to me, that I also may come and do homage to Him."

Then they, having heard the king, went on their way, and behold, the star which they saw in the east, went before them, until it came and stood over where the little Child was. Now when they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. And coming into the house, they saw the little Child with Mary His mother, and falling down, they worshipped Him. And opening their treasures, they presented to Him gifts: gold, and frankincense, and myrrh. And being divinely warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed by another way into their own country.

Adapted from The Interwoven Gospels © Books for Living, Inc. Digital Edition by V. Gilbert Beers, © 2009 Bible Studio, LLC. Used by Permission.

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