Matthew 1:18-25 NIV

The Birth of Jesus Christ

18 This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit.1

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19 Because Joseph her husband was a righteous man and did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce2 her quietly.

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20 But after he had considered this, an angel3 of the Lord appeared to him in a dream4 and said, "Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.

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21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus,a5 because he will save his people from their sins."6

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    • c 1:21 - "Jesus" is the Greek form of "Joshua," which means "the LORD saves."
      22 All this took place to fulfill7 what the Lord had said through the prophet:

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      23 "The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel"b8--which means, "God with us."

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      24 When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel9 of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife.

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      25 But he had no union with her until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.10

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