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Matthew 2:1-12 English Standard Version (ESV)

The Visit of the Wise Men

Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men[a] from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose[b] and have come to worship him.” When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him; and assembling all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born. They told him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for so it is written by the prophet:

“‘And you, O Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
    are by no means least among the rulers of Judah;
for from you shall come a ruler
    who will shepherd my people Israel.’”

Then Herod summoned the wise men secretly and ascertained from them what time the star had appeared. And he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, “Go and search diligently for the child, and when you have found him, bring me word, that I too may come and worship him.” After listening to the king, they went on their way. And behold, the star that they had seen when it rose went before them until it came to rest over the place where the child was. 10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. 11 And going into the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh. 12 And being warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed to their own country by another way.

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 2:1 Greek magi; also verses 7, 16
  2. Matthew 2:2 Or in the east; also verse 9
English Standard Version (ESV)

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马太福音 2:1-12 Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified) (CCB)

智者来朝拜

希律王执政期间,耶稣降生在犹太的伯利恒城。

当时有几位智者[a]从东方来到耶路撒冷, 问道:“那生来做犹太人之王的在哪里呢?我们在东方看见祂的星,特来朝拜祂。”

希律王听后,心里不安,全城的人都感到不安。 希律王就召来祭司长和律法教师,问他们:“基督在哪里降生呢?”

他们回答说:“在犹太的伯利恒,因为先知这样记载,

“‘犹大地区的伯利恒啊!
你在犹大各城中并不是最小的,
因为有一位君王要从你那里出来,
牧养我的以色列子民。’”

于是,希律暗中召见那几位智者,仔细查问那星出现的准确时间, 然后派他们去伯利恒,并吩咐道:“你们去仔细寻访那个小孩,找到了,就回来报信,我也好去朝拜祂。”

他们听了王的吩咐,就去了。忽然,那颗曾在东方出现的星又出现在他们前面,引领他们来到小孩耶稣所在的地方,便停下来。 10 他们看见那颗星,喜出望外。

11 他们进了屋子,看见孩子和祂母亲玛丽亚,就俯伏在地上拜祂,并打开盛宝物的盒子献上黄金、乳香和没药作礼物。 12 他们在梦中得到指示不可回希律那里,便改道返回了家乡。

Footnotes:

  1. 2:1 智者”或译“占星家”下同7节和16节。
Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified) (CCB)

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