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Matthew 2:1-12

1 And when Jesus was·​·born in Bethlehem of Judea, in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came Magi1 from the east into Jerusalem,
2 saying, Where is He who is born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the east, and are come to worship Him.
3 But having heard, Herod the king was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him.
4 And when he had gathered all the chief·​·priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where Christ should be·​·born.
5 And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judea; for thus it is written by the prophet:
6 And thou Bethlehem, of the land of Judah, art by·​·no·​·means the least among the governors of Judah, for out·​·of thee shall come a Governor, who shall shepherd My people Israel.2
7 Then Herod, privately calling the Magi, precisely·​·inquired of them at what time the star appeared.
8 And sending them to Bethlehem, he said, Go and search earnestly for the little·​·Child; and when you have found Him, report to me, so·​·that I·​·also may come and worship Him.
9 And when they had heard the king, they went out; and behold, the star which they saw in the east went·​·before them, till it came and stood over where the little·​·Child was.
10 And having seen the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy.
11 And coming into the house, they found the little·​·Child with Mary His mother, and falling down they worshiped Him; and opening their treasures, they offered to Him gifts: gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.
12 And being·​·warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed into their own country by another way.

1as in AC 5223:4, but “wise men” in AC 3249, 3762:5, and elsewhere

2Micah 5:2; see also Genesis 49:10