The Wise Men Bring Gifts To The

When Jesus was born in Bethlehem, wise men from the east came to

Jerusalem and asked, "Where is the newly born King of the Jews? For we

saw his star in the east and have come to worship him."

When Herod heard these things, he and every one else in Jerusalem were

greatly troubled. So when he had gathered all the high priests and

scribes together, he asked them where the Christ was to be born. They

said to
im, "In Bethlehem of Judea."

Then Herod privately called the wise men and asked them exactly how long

the star had been seen since it appeared in the east. And he sent them

to Bethlehem with the command, "Go and search carefully for the young

child, and when you have found him, come and let me know, that I also

may go and worship him." When they had heard the king, they went away,

and the star which they had seen in the east went before them until it

stood over the place where the young child was. They were overjoyed at

the sight; and when they came into the house and saw the child with

Mary, his mother, they knelt down and worshipped him. Opening their

treasures they presented to him gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.

But being warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they went back to

their own country by another way.