||Matthew 2 - GNT|
(Good News Translation)
|1b||Soon afterward, some men who studied the stars|
came from the East to Jerusalem
"Where is the Baby born to be the King of the Jews?
We saw His star when it came up in the east,
and we have come to worship Him."
|3||When King Herod heard about this, he was very upset,|
and so was everyone else in Jerusalem.
|4||He called together all the chief priests|
and the teachers of the Law and asked them,
"Where will the Messiah be born?"
|7||So Herod called the visitors from the East|
to a secret meeting and found out from them
the exact time the star had appeared.
|8||Then he sent them to Bethlehem with these instructions:|
"Go and make a careful search for the Child;
and when you find Him, let me know,
so that I too may go and worship Him."
|9||And so they left, and on their way they saw the same star|
they had seen in the East.
|10||When they saw it, how happy they were, what joy was theirs!|
It went ahead of them
until it stopped over the place where the child was.
|11||They went into the house,|
and when they saw the Child with His mother Mary,
they knelt down and worshiped Him.
They brought out their gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh,
and presented them to Him.
|12||Then they returned to their country by another road,|
since God had warned them in a dream not to go back to Herod.