The Bible in Its Traditions

Matthew 1:18–25

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18  Now the birth of Jesus Christ was like this: After His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found pregnant by the Holy Spirit.

18  Now the procreation of the Christ occurred in this way. After his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they lived together, she was found to have conceived in her womb by the Holy Spirit.

18  The birth of Jesus Christ was in this manner. While Mary his mother was acquired for a price for Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit.

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19  Then Joseph her husband, being righteous and not wanting to make her a public example, purposed to put her away secretly.

19  And Joseph her husband, being a righteous man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily.

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20  But while he was thinking about these things, behold, an angel of YHWH appeared to him in a dream, saying, "Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take unto [you] Mary your wife, for that which is begotten in her is of the Holy Spirit.

20  While he was considering this, the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, and said to him, O, Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take your wife Mary, because he that is to be born of her is of the Holy Spirit.

20  But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.

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21  And she shall bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name JESUS, for He shall save His people from their sins."

21  And she shall give birth to a son. And you shall call his name JESUS. For he shall accomplish the salvation of his people from their sins.”

21  She will give birth to a son, and you will call his name Jesus; for he shall save his people from their sins.

22  Now all this came to pass that the thing spoken by YHWH through the prophet might be fulfilled, saying,

22  Now all this occurred in order to fulfill what was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying

22  All this happened, that what was spoken from the Lord by the prophet might be fulfilled,

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23  "Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,"which is translated, "God with us."

23  “Behold, a virgin shall conceive in her womb, and she shall give birth to a son. And they shall call his name Emmanuel, which means: God is with us.”

23  Behold, a virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel, which is interpreted, Our God is with us.

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24  Then Joseph, having been aroused from sleep, did as the angel of YHWH had ordered him and took to [him] his wife,

24  And Joseph arose from his sleep, and did as the angel of the Lord commanded him, and took unto him his wife;

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25  but did not know her till she brought forth her firstborn Son. And he called His name JESUS.

25  And he knew her not, yet she bore her son, the firstborn. And he called his name JESUS.