during the time of King Herod,
Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked,
“Where is the one who has been born
king of the Jews?
We saw his star when it rose
and have come to worship him.”
When King Herod heard this he was disturbed,
and all Jerusalem with him.
…Herod called the Magi secretly
and found out from them the exact
time the star had appeared.
…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.”
…They went on their way.
…They bowed down and worshiped him.
And having been warned in a dream
not to go back to Herod,
they returned to their country by another route.