Conception and Birth of Jesus

18 Now the birth of Jesus [a]Christ was as follows: when His (A)mother Mary had been [b]betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was (B)found to be with child by the Holy Spirit.

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  1. Matthew 1:18 I.e. The Messiah
  2. Matthew 1:18 The first stage of marriage in Jewish culture, usually lasting for a year before the wedding night, more legal than an engagement

23 (A)Behold, the virgin shall be with (B)child and shall bear a Son, and they shall call His name [a]Immanuel,” which translated means, “(C)God with us.” 24 And Joseph [b]awoke from his sleep and did as the angel of the Lord commanded him, and took Mary as his wife, 25 [c]but kept her a virgin until she (D)gave birth to a Son; and (E)he called His name Jesus.

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  1. Matthew 1:23 Or Emmanuel
  2. Matthew 1:24 Lit got up
  3. Matthew 1:25 Lit and was not knowing her