20 But as he considered these things, behold, (A)an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21 She will bear a son, and (B)you shall call his name Jesus, (C)for he will save his people from their sins.” 22 (D)All this took place (E)to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet:

23 (F)“Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,
    and they shall call his name (G)Immanuel”

(which means, God (H)with us).

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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: 23 “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel”[b](F) (which means “God with us”).

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 1:21 Jesus is the Greek form of Joshua, which means the Lord saves.
  2. Matthew 1:23 Isaiah 7:14

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.

21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins.

22 Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,

23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

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