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21 She will give birth to a son and you will name him[a] Jesus,[b] because he will save his people from their sins.”

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  1. Matthew 1:21 tn Grk “you will call his name.”
  2. Matthew 1:21 sn The Greek form of the name Iēsous, which was translated into Latin as Jesus, is the same as the Hebrew Yeshua (Joshua), which means “Yahweh saves” (“Yahweh” is typically rendered as “Lord” in the OT). It was a fairly common name among Jews in 1st century Judea and Galilee, as references to a number of people by this name in the LXX and Josephus indicate.