Matthew Series: Matthew 1:18-25

Posted on 14 Sep 2022, Pastor: Dr. Greg Hyler

Matthew 1:18-25
New American Standard Bible
Conception and Birth of Jesus
18 Now the birth of Jesus the [a]Messiah was as follows: when His mother Mary had been [b]betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be pregnant by the Holy Spirit. 19 And her husband Joseph, since he was a righteous man and did not want to disgrace her, planned to [c]send her away secretly. 20 But when he had thought this over, 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 conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. 21 She will give birth to a Son; and you shall name Him Jesus, for [e]He will save His people from their sins.” 22 Now all this [f]took place so that what was spoken by the Lord through [g]the prophet would be fulfilled: 23 “Behold, the virgin will [h]conceive and give birth to a Son, and they shall name Him [i]Immanuel,” which translated means, “God with us.” 24 And Joseph awoke from his sleep and did as the angel of the Lord commanded him, and took Mary as his wife, 25 [j]but kept her a virgin until she gave birth to a Son; and he named Him Jesus.

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Matthew 1:18 See note v 16
Matthew 1:18 Unlike engagement, a betrothed couple was considered married, but did not yet live together
Matthew 1:19 Or divorce her
Matthew 1:20 Lit that which
Matthew 1:21 Lit He Himself
Matthew 1:22 Lit has happened
Matthew 1:22 I.e., Isaiah
Matthew 1:23 Or be pregnant
Matthew 1:23 Gr Emmanuel
Matthew 1:25 Lit and did not know her intimately