Matthew 1:18

The Birth of Jesus Christ

18 Now the birth of 1Jesus Christ[a] took place in this way. 2When his mother Mary had been betrothed[b] to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child 3from the Holy Spirit.

Matthew 1:18 In-Context

16 and Jacob the father of Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom Jesus was born, who is called Christ.
17 So all the generations from Abraham to David were fourteen generations, and from David to the deportation to Babylon fourteen generations, and from the deportation to Babylon to the Christ fourteen generations.
18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit.
19 And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly.
20 But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, "Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.

Cross References 3

  • 1. ver. 1; Mark 1:1; John 1:17; John 17:3; [ver. 16]
  • 2. Luke 1:27
  • 3. Luke 1:35

Footnotes 2

  • [a]. Some manuscripts of the Christ
  • [b]. That is, legally pledged to be married
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