Matthew 1:18-24 NAS

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
      19 And Joseph her husband, being a righteous man and not wanting to disgrace her, planned c3to send her away secretly.

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      20 But when he had considered this, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, "4Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife; for dthe Child who has been econceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.

      References for Matthew 1:20

        • u 1:20 - Lit "that which"
        • v 1:20 - Lit "begotten"
          21 "She will bear a Son; and 5you shall call His name Jesus, for fHe 6will save His people from their sins."

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          22 Now all this gtook place to fulfill what was 7spoken by the Lord through the prophet:

          References for Matthew 1:22

            • x 1:22 - Lit "has happened"
              23 "8BEHOLD, THE VIRGIN SHALL BE WITH 9CHILD AND SHALL BEAR A SON, AND THEY SHALL CALL HIS NAME hIMMANUEL," which translated means, "10GOD WITH US."

              References for Matthew 1:23

                • y 1:23 - Or "Emmanuel"
                  24 And Joseph iawoke from his sleep and did as the angel of the Lord commanded him, and took Mary as his wife,

                  References for Matthew 1:24

                    • z 1:24 - Lit "got up"