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20 While Joseph thought about these things, an angel of the Lord came to him in a dream. The angel said, “Joseph, descendant of David, don’t be afraid to take Mary as your wife, because the baby in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21 She will give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus,[a] because he will save his people from their sins.”

22 All this happened to bring about what the Lord had said through the prophet:

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  1. 1:21 Jesus The name “Jesus” means “salvation.”

20 But after he had considered this, an angel(A) of the Lord appeared to him in a dream(B) and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus,[a](C) because he will save his people from their sins.”(D)

22 All this took place to fulfill(E) what the Lord had said through the prophet:

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  1. Matthew 1:21 Jesus is the Greek form of Joshua, which means the Lord saves.

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