Matthew 2:8
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New International Version
He sent them to Bethlehem and said, "Go and search carefully for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him."

King James Bible
And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also.

Darby Bible Translation
and having sent them to Bethlehem, said, Go, search out accurately concerning the child, and when ye shall have found [him] bring me back word, so that *I* also may come and do him homage.

World English Bible
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."

Young's Literal Translation
and having sent them to Beth-Lehem, he said, 'Having gone -- inquire ye exactly for the child, and whenever ye may have found, bring me back word, that I also having come may bow to him.'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

That I may come and worship him also - See Matthew 2:2, and on Genesis 17:3 (note), and Exodus 4:31 (note). What exquisite hypocrisy was here! he only wished to find out the child that he might murder him; but see how that God who searches the heart prevents the designs of wicked men from being accomplished!

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1 Samuel 23:22,23 Go, I pray you, prepare yet, and know and see his place where his haunt is, and who has seen him there...

2 Samuel 17:14 And Absalom and all the men of Israel said, The counsel of Hushai the Archite is better than the counsel of Ahithophel...

1 Kings 19:2 Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, So let the gods do to me, and more also...

Job 5:12,13 He disappoints the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise...

Psalm 33:10,11 The LORD brings the counsel of the heathen to nothing: he makes the devices of the people of none effect...

Proverbs 21:30 There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD.

Lamentations 3:37 Who is he that said, and it comes to pass, when the Lord commands it not?

1 Corinthians 3:19,20 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He takes the wise in their own craftiness...

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Matthew 26:48,49 Now he that betrayed him gave them a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he: hold him fast...

2 Samuel 15:7-12 And it came to pass after forty years, that Absalom said to the king, I pray you, let me go and pay my vow...

2 Kings 10:18,19 And Jehu gathered all the people together, and said to them, Ahab served Baal a little; but Jehu shall serve him much...

Ezra 4:1,2 Now when the adversaries of Judah and Benjamin heard that the children of the captivity built the temple to the LORD God of Israel...

Psalm 12:2,3 They speak vanity every one with his neighbor: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak...

Psalm 55:11-15 Wickedness is in the middle thereof: deceit and guile depart not from her streets...

Proverbs 26:24,25 He that hates dissembles with his lips, and lays up deceit within him...

Jeremiah 41:5-7 That there came certain from Shechem, from Shiloh, and from Samaria, even fourscore men, having their beards shaven...

Luke 20:20,21 And they watched him, and sent forth spies, which should feign themselves just men, that they might take hold of his words...

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The First-Fruits of the Gentiles
'Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, 2. 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. 3. When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. 4. And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born. 5. And they said
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

History of the Interpretation.
1. AMONG THE JEWS. This History, as to its essential features, might, a priori, be sketched with tolerable certainty. From the nature of the case, we could scarcely expect that the Jews should have adopted views altogether erroneous as to the subject of the prophecy in question; for the Messiah appears in it, not in His humiliation, but in His glory--rich in gifts and blessings, and Pelagian self-delusion will, a priori, return an affirmative answer to the question as to whether one is
Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg—Christology of the Old Testament

Chronology of the Life of Christ.
See the Lit. in §14, p. 98, especially Browne, Wieseler, Zumpt, Andrews, and Keim We briefly consider the chronological dates of the life of Christ. I. The Year of the Nativity.--This must be ascertained by historical and chronological research, since there is no certain and harmonious tradition on the subject. Our Christians aera, which was introduced by the Roman abbot Dionysius Exiguus, in the sixth century, and came into general use two centuries later, during the reign of Charlemagne, puts
Philip Schaff—History of the Christian Church, Volume I

Heathenism.
Literature. I. Sources. The works of the Greek and Roman Classics from Homer to Virgil and the age of the Antonines. The monuments of Antiquity. The writings of the early Christian Apologists, especially Justin Martyr: Apologia I. and II.; Tertullian: Apologeticus; Minucius Felix: Octavius; Eusebius: Praeparatio Evangelica; and Augustine (d. 430): De Civitate Dei (the first ten books). II. Later Works. Is. Vossius: De theologia gentili et physiolog. Christ. Frcf. 1675, 2 vols. Creuzer (d. 1858):
Philip Schaff—History of the Christian Church, Volume I

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Matthew 2:1
After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem

Matthew 2:7
Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared.

Matthew 2:9
After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was.

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