English Standard Version
saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”
King James Bible
Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.
American Standard Version
Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we saw his star in the east, and are come to worship him.
Saying, Where is he that is born king of the Jews? For we have seen his star in the east, and are come to adore him.
English Revised Version
saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we saw his star in the east, and are come to worship him.
Webster's Bible Translation
Saying, Where is he that is born king of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and have come to worship him.
Weymouth New Testament
inquiring, "Where is the newly born king of the Jews? For we have seen his Star in the east, and have come here to do him homage."
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CommentaryVincent's Word Studies
The east (ἀνατολή)
Literally, the rising. Some commentators prefer to render at its rising, or when it rose. In Luke 1:78, the word is translated dayspring, or dawn. The kindred verb occurs in Matthew 4:16, "light did spring up" (ἀνέτειλεν)
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
I see him, but not now; I behold him, but not near: a star shall come out of Jacob, and a scepter shall rise out of Israel; it shall crush the forehead of Moab and break down all the sons of Sheth.
"Behold, the days are coming, declares the LORD, when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, and he shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land.
But they shall serve the LORD their God and David their king, whom I will raise up for them.
Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation is he, humble and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him;
Now Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor asked him, "Are you the King of the Jews?" Jesus said, "You have said so."
saying, "Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!"
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