Matthew 2 - GNT
(Good News Translation)
1bSoon afterward, some men who studied the stars
came from the East to Jerusalem
2and asked,
"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."
3When King Herod heard about this, he was very upset,
and so was everyone else in Jerusalem.
4He called together all the chief priests
and the teachers of the Law and asked them,
"Where will the Messiah be born?"
7So Herod called the visitors from the East
to a secret meeting and found out from them
the exact time the star had appeared.
8Then 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."
9And so they left, and on their way they saw the same star
they had seen in the East.
10When 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.
11They 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.
12Then they returned to their country by another road,
since God had warned them in a dream not to go back to Herod.