17 “I see him, but not now;
I behold him, but not near;
A star shall come forth from Jacob,
(A)A scepter shall rise from Israel,
(B)And shall crush through the [a]forehead of Moab,
And [b]tear down all the sons of [c]Sheth.

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Footnotes

  1. Numbers 24:17 Lit corners
  2. Numbers 24:17 Another reading is the crown of the head of
  3. Numbers 24:17 I.e. tumult

The Visit of the Magi

Now after Jesus was (A)born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of (B)Herod the king, [a]magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying, “Where is He who has been born (C)King of the Jews? For we saw (D)His star in the east and have come to worship Him.”

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 2:1 A caste of wise men specializing in astronomy, astrology, and natural science