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.
Or, if you were at sea, and saw a lighthouse, you know it would say, "Keep away from the rocks." Its light through the dark night would speak that to you; or if you lived on a dangerous part of our coast, and heard the signal. gun fired by the coastguard men, you would know that that said, "A ship is coming on the rocks. Come and help, men of the life-boat, come and help!" Or if you saw flags flying from the church tower and malay houses, you know that would speak of glad news, perhaps the birthday of the Queen, or the marriage of one of her children, or the coming of some great man to the town. So the star spoke to the wise men, and it told happy news.
(G. T. Coster.)
Parallel VersesKJV: 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.