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He called a meeting of the leading priests and teachers of religious law and asked, “Where is the Messiah supposed to be born?”

“In Bethlehem in Judea,” they said, “for this is what the prophet wrote:

‘And you, O Bethlehem in the land of Judah,
    are not least among the ruling cities[a] of Judah,
for a ruler will come from you
    who will be the shepherd for my people Israel.’[b]

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Footnotes

  1. 2:6a Greek the rulers.
  2. 2:6b Mic 5:2; 2 Sam 5:2.

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