Balaam: This is an oracle of Balaam (Beor’s son), a man whose eye has been opened, 16 Whose ears hear God-given words, who understands the very thoughts of the Most High God, And whose eyes see visions from the God of the Mountains. I fall down with eyes opened.
17 I see him, but at a later time, I’ll recognize him, even though he is far away. A star will come out of Jacob,[a] A scepter shall rise out of Israel. It will break Moab and tear down the people of Seth.[b] 18 Edom will be its possession, even Seir will belong to its enemies, but Israel will have power. 19 One from Jacob will rule, and he’ll destroy whatever remains of the city.
Mary and Joseph name their baby Jesus, but sometimes He is referred to as Immanuel, because by coming to dwell with us, living and dying among us, He would be able to save us from our sin.
2 Jesus was born in the town of Bethlehem, in the province of Judea, at the time when King Herod reigned. Not long after Jesus was born, magi, wise men or seers from the East, made their way from the East to Jerusalem. These wise men made inquiries.
These men from the East come looking for the One who has been born who will save His people from sin.
Wise Men:2 Where is this newborn, who is the King of the Jews? When we were far away in the East we saw His star, and we have followed its glisten and gleam all this way to worship Him.
9-10 The wise men left Herod’s chambers and went on their way. The star they had first seen in the East reappeared—a miracle that, of course, overjoyed and enraptured the wise men. The star led them to the house where Jesus lay;
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