4and calling together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Messiah* was to be born.
5They told him, In Bethlehem of Judea; for so it has been written by the prophet:
6 And you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
are by no means least among the rulers of Judah;
for from you shall come a ruler
who is to shepherd* my people Israel.
The New Revised Standard Version (Anglicized Edition), copyright 1989, 1995 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
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