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Luke 2:1-5

1 Now it happened in those days, that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be enrolled.  2 This was the first enrollment made when Quirinius was governor of Syria.  3 All went to enroll themselves, everyone to his own city.  4 Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David;  5 to enroll himself with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him as wife, being pregnant.

Matthew 2:1-5,7-12

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 "Where is he who is born King of the Jews? For we saw his star in the east, and have come to worship him."  3 When Herod the king heard it, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.  4 Gathering together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he asked them where the Christ would be born.  5 They said to him, "In Bethlehem of Judea, for thus it is written through the prophet,

7 Then Herod secretly called the wise men, and learned from them exactly what time the star appeared.  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."

9 They, having heard the king, went their way; and behold, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, until it came and stood over where the young child was.  10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy.  11 They came into the house and saw the young child with Mary, his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Opening their treasures, they offered to him gifts: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.  12 Being warned in a dream that they shouldn't return to Herod, they went back to their own country another way.

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