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2:1 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod, the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying,
2:2 Where is he who is born King of the Jews? For we saw his star in the east, and have come to worship him."
2:3 When Herod the king heard it, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.
2:4 Gathering together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he asked them where the Christ would be born.
2:5 They said to him, "In Bethlehem of Judea, for thus it is written through the prophet,
2:6 `You Bethlehem, land of Judah, Are in no way least among the princes of Judah: For out of you shall come forth a governor, Who shall shepherd my people, Israel`".
2:8 He sent them to Bethlehem, and said, "Go and search diligently for the young child. When you have found him, bring me word, so that I also may come and worship him."
2:10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy.
2:12 Being warned in a dream that they shouldn`t return to Herod, they went back to their own country another way.
2:13 Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, "Arise and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and stay there until I tell you, for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him."
2:15 and was there until the death of Herod; that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying, "Out of Egypt I called my son."
2:16 Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked by the wise men, was exceedingly angry, and sent forth, and killed all the male children who were in Bethlehem, and in all the surrounding countryside, from two years old and under, according to the exact time which he had learned from the wise men.
2:17 Then that which was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled, saying,
2:19 But when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, saying,
2:23 and came and lived in a city called Nazareth; that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through the prophets: "He will be called a Nazarene.