“In Bethlehem of Judea,” they said, “for it is written this way by the prophet:
After Jesus was born in Bethlehem 1 in Judea, in the time 2 of King Herod, 3 wise men 4 from the East came to Jerusalem 5
Don’t the scriptures say that the Christ is a descendant 1 of David 2 and comes from Bethlehem, 3 the village where David lived?” 4
‘And you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are in no way least among the rulers of Judah, for out of you will come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.’” 1
He 1 sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and look carefully for the child. When you find him, inform me so that I can go and worship him as well.”
So 1 Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth 2 in Galilee to Judea, to the city 3 of David called Bethlehem, 4 because he was of the house 5 and family line 6 of David.
When Herod 1 saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, he became enraged. He sent men 2 to kill all the children in Bethlehem 3 and throughout the surrounding region from the age of two and under, according to the time he had learned from the wise men.
When 1 the angels left them and went back to heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem 2 and see this thing that has taken place, that the Lord 3 has made known to us.”