(note:)Christ a poor child, laid down in a crib, and though given no attention by his own people, receives nonetheless a noble witness of his divinity from heaven, and of his kingly estate from strangers: which his own people unknowingly let happen, although they did not acknowledge him.(:note)
Jesus was born in Bethlehem of For there was another in the tribe of Zebulun. Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came Wise and learned men: It is a Persian word which they use frequently. wise men from the east to Jerusalem,
geneva@Matthew:2:2@ Saying, Where is that King of the Iewes that is borne? For wee haue seene his starre in the East, and are come to worship him.
(note:)The chief priests, that is, such as were of Aaron's family, who were divided into twenty-four orders. (1Ch_24:5; 2Ch_36:14).(:note)
chief priests and They that expound the law to the people, for the Hebrews take this word for another, which means as much as to expound and to declare. scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born.
geneva@Matthew:2:5@ And they saide vnto him, At Beth-leem in Iudea: for so it is written by the Prophet,