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27 to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin’s name was Mary.(A)

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27 to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph,(A) a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary.

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18 Now this is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about. When his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph,[a] but before they lived together, she was found with child through the holy Spirit.

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Footnotes

  1. 1:18 Betrothed to Joseph: betrothal was the first part of the marriage, constituting a man and woman as husband and wife. Subsequent infidelity was considered adultery. The betrothal was followed some months later by the husband’s taking his wife into his home, at which time normal married life began.

Joseph Accepts Jesus as His Son

18 This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about[a]: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit.(A)

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 1:18 Or The origin of Jesus the Messiah was like this

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