His youth and growth — called a Nazarene
Sought and worshipped by the Gentile magi
after Jesus was aborn
of Judea in the days of cHerod
the king, behold, dmagi
from the eeast
arrived in Jerusalem,
, Where is He who has been born 1aKing
of the Jews? For we saw His 2bstar
at its rising and have come to cworship
when Herod the king heard this,
he was troubled and all Jerusalem with him.
gathering together all the chief 1apriests
of the people, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born.
they said to him, In aBethlehem
of Judea, for so it is written through the prophet:
"And you, Bethlehem, land of Judah, by no means are you the least among the 1princes
of Judah; for out of you shall come forth a bRuler
, One who will cshepherd
My people Israel.''
Envied by Herod the king
Herod, secretly calling the magi, determined accurately from them the time that the star appeared.
sending them to Bethlehem, he said, Go and find out accurately about the child. And when you find Him,
report to me, so that I also may come and worship Him.
after they heard the king, they went their way, and behold, the 1astar
which they saw at its rising led them until it came and stood over the place
where the child was.
when they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with
they came into the 1house
and saw the achild
His mother. And falling down, they 2worshipped
Him; and opening their treasures, they offered 3cgifts
to Him, dgold
because they had been divinely instructed in a adream
not to 1return
to Herod, they departed by 2another
way to their country.
Fleeing to Egypt
when they had departed, behold, an aangel
of the Lord appeared in a bdream
to Joseph, saying, Arise, take the child and His mother and flee into cEgypt
, and stay there until I tell you; for Herod is going to seek the child to destroy Him.
he arose and took the child and His mother by night and departed into Egypt,
was there until the death of Herod, in order that what was spoken by the Lord through the prophet might be 1afulfilled
, saying, b
"Out of Egypt I called My 2cSon
Sought by Herod the king for destruction
Herod, seeing that he had been mocked by the magi, became greatly enraged, and sending out men,
away with all the boys who were in Bethlehem and in all its borders from two years old and under, according to the time that he had accurately determined from the magi.
that time what was spoken through Jeremiah the prophet was afulfilled
"A voice in Ramah was heard, weeping and great lamentation: 1Rachel
weeping for her children, and she would not be comforted, because they are no more.''
Returning to dwell in Nazareth
when Herod had died, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared in a adream
to Joseph in Egypt,
, Arise, take the child and His mother and go into the land of Israel, for those who seek the 1life
of the child have adied
he arose and took the child and His mother and entered into the land of Israel.
because he heard that Archelaus was reigning over Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there; and having been divinely instructed in a adream
, he departed into the regions of 1bGalilee
he came and settled in a city called 1aNazareth
, so that what was spoken through the 2prophets
might be bfulfilled
, He shall be called a 3Nazarene