WNT(i) 3 Reports of this soon reached the king, and greatly agitated not only him but all the people of Jerusalem. 4 So he assembled all the High Priests and Scribes of the people, and anxiously asked them where the Christ was to be born. 5 "At Bethlehem in Judaea," they replied; "for so it stands written in the words of the Prophet, 6 "'AND THOU, BETHLEHEM IN THE LAND OF JUDAH, BY NO MEANS THE LEAST HONORABLE ART THOU AMONG PRINCELY PLACES IN JUDAH! FOR FROM THEE SHALL COME A PRINCE--ONE WHO SHALL BE THE SHEPHERD OF MY PEOPLE ISRAEL.'" 7 Thereupon Herod sent privately for the Magi and ascertained from them the exact time of the star's appearing. 8 He then directed them to go to Bethlehem, adding, "Go and make careful inquiry about the child, and when you have found him, bring me word, that I too may come and do him homage."