Jesus was born in Bethlehem. shortly after Jesus's birth, wise men came from the east asking about Jesus so they could worship Him because they saw a special star that led them to the Christ child.
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. Matt. 2:1
The wise men asked where Jesus was and referred to Him (Jesus) as the King of the Jews
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. Matt. 2:2
King Herod heard about the wise men asking about Jesus and he and Jerusalem were troubled and Herod called the priests, scribes and all of the people together and Herod demanded that they tell him where Christ would be born
When Herod the king heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. Matt. 2:3
And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born. Matt. 2:4
The priests, scribes and all the people told Herod that Jesus's birth was prophesied and according to this prophecy Jesus would be born in Bethlehem of Judaea.
And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet, Matt. 2:5
And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, art not the least among the princes of Judah: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel Matt. 2:6
King Herod questioned the wise men about Jesus whereabouts and order's them to find Jesus and let him know where Jesus was so that he (Herod) could worship Jesus.
Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, inquired of them diligently what time the star appeared. Matt. 2:7
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. Matt. 2:8
The Wise men follow the star and find Jesus and they were filled with great joy
When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was. Matt. 2:9
When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. Matt. 2:10
The wise men entered the house where Jesus and His mother Mary were and they fell down to worship Him and gave Jesus gifts
And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshiped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts: gold, and frankincense, and myrrh. Matt. 2:11
God warned the wise men not to go back to Herod so they returned to their own country on a different route
And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way. Matt. 2:12
After the wise men left the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph and told him to take Jesus and Mary to Egypt and to stay there until He told him otherwise because Herod would try to kill Jesus
And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him. Matt. 2:13
Joseph obeyed the Lord and he left with them at night and by doing so he had fulfilled the prophecy, "Out of Egypt have I called my Son
When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt: Matt. 2:14
And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son. Matt. 2:15
Herod was angry because he realized the wise men had deceived him so he had all of the children who were under the age of two killed. The voices of the mothers weeping could be heard throughout Bethlehem.
Then Herod, when saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men. Matt. 2:16
Jeremy prophesied of Rachel weeping for her children and could find no comfort
Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, Matt. 2:17
In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children and would not be comforted, because the are not. Matt. 2:18
After Herod died an angel of the Lord appears to Joseph and tells him to take Jesus and Mary to Israel. But when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of the Lord appeareth in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, Matt. 2:19
Saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel: for they are dead which sought the young child's life. Matt. 2:21
Joseph was still afraid because Herod's son now reigned in his place. God warned Joseph in a dream so Joseph took them into Galilee and stayed in a city called Nazareth to fulfill the prophecy that Jesus would be called a Nazarene
But when he heard that Archelaus did reign in Judaea in the room of his father Herod, he was afraid to go thither: notwithstanding, being warned of God in a dream, he turned aside into the parts of Galilee: Matt. 2:22
And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth; that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He shall be called a Nazarene. Matt. 2:23
During His time on earth Jesus Christ influenced every person in the world for all time by sacrificing His own human life to save us from our sins. Jesus in human form never sinned, performed miracles, set an example for us to follow, and now His Holy Spirit lives inside of us to comfort and guide us. When Christ returns to this earth it will be to judge each and every one of us. Those of us who believe, are saved and will have eternal life with Him.
"This is how Jesus the Messiah was born. His mother, Mary, was engaged to be married to Joseph. But before the marriage took place, while she was still a virgin, she became pregnant through the power of the Holy Spirit." Matthew 1:18 (NLT)
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