Conception and Birth of Jesus

18 Now the birth of Jesus aChrist was as follows: when His 1mother Mary had been bbetrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was 2found to be with child * by the Holy Spirit.
References for Matthew 1:18
    • r 1:18 - I.e. The Messiah
    • s 1:18 - The first stage of marriage in Jewish culture, usually lasting for a year before the wedding night, more legal than an engagement