Matthew 1:18-25 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Conception and Birth of Jesus

18 Now the birth of Jesus a]Christ was as follows: when His mother Mary had been b]betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit. 19 And Joseph her husband, being a righteous man and not wanting to disgrace her, planned c]to send her away secretly. 20 But when he had considered this, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife; for d]the Child who has been e]conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. 21 She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for f]He will save His people from their sins.” 22 Now all this g]took place to fulfill what was spoken by the Lord through the prophet: 23 Behold, the virgin shall be with child and shall bear a Son, and they shall call His name h]Immanuel,” which translated means, “God with us.” 24 And Joseph i]awoke from his sleep and did as the angel of the Lord commanded him, and took Maryas his wife, 25 j]but kept her a virgin until she gave birth to a Son; and he called His name Jesus.

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 1:18 I.e. The Messiah
  2. Matthew 1:18 The first stage of marriage in Jewish culture, usually lasting for a year before the wedding night, more legal than an engagement
  3. Matthew 1:19 Or to divorce her
  4. Matthew 1:20 Lit that which
  5. Matthew 1:20 Lit begotten
  6. Matthew 1:21 Lit He Himself
  7. Matthew 1:22 Lit has happened
  8. Matthew 1:23 Or Emmanuel
  9. Matthew 1:24 Lit got up
  10. Matthew 1:25 Lit and was not knowing her

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Luke 1:26-35 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Jesus’ Birth Foretold

26 Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city in Galilee called Nazareth, 27 to a virgin a]engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the b]descendants of David; and the virgin’s name was c]Mary. 28 And coming in, he said to her, “Greetings, d]favored one! The Lord e]is with you.” 29 But she was very perplexed at this statement, and kept pondering what kind of salutation this was. 30 The angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; for you have found favor with God. 31 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name Him Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David; 33 and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and His kingdom will have no end.” 34 Mary said to the angel, “How f]can this be, since I g]am a virgin?” 35 The angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; and for that reason the h]holy Child shall be called the Son of God.

Footnotes:

  1. Luke 1:27 Or betrothed; i.e. the first stage of marriage in Jewish culture, usually lasting for a year before the wedding night. More legal than engagement
  2. Luke 1:27 Lit house
  3. Luke 1:27 Gr Mariam; i.e. Heb Miriam; so throughout Luke
  4. Luke 1:28 Or woman richly blessed
  5. Luke 1:28 Or be
  6. Luke 1:34 Lit will
  7. Luke 1:34 Lit know no man
  8. Luke 1:35 Lit the holy thing begotten

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Luke 1:46-47 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

The Magnificat

46 And Mary said:

“My soul a]exalts the Lord,
47 And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior.

Footnotes:

  1. Luke 1:46 Lit makes great

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