The Birth of Christ Part One – Matthew 1

The Life of Christ Part One – Matthew 1

18 Now the birth of Jesus [r]Christ was as follows: when His mother Mary had been [s]betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit. 19 And Joseph her husband, being a righteous man and not wanting to disgrace her, planned [t]to send her away secretly. 20 But when he had considered this, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife; for [u]the Child who has been [v]conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. 21 She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for [w]He will save His people from their sins.” 22 Now all this [x]took place to fulfill what was spoken by the Lord through the prophet: 23 “Behold, the virgin shall be with child and shall bear a Son, and they shall call His name [y]Immanuel,” which translated means, “God with us.” 24 And Joseph [z]awoke from his sleep and did as the angel of the Lord commanded him, and took Mary as his wife, 25 [aa]but kept her a virgin until she gave birth to a Son; and he called His name Jesus.

Footnotes:

Matthew 1:18 I.e. The Messiah
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
Matthew 1:19 Or to divorce her
Matthew 1:20 Lit that which
Matthew 1:20 Lit begotten
Matthew 1:21 Lit He Himself
Matthew 1:22 Lit has happened
Matthew 1:23 Or Emmanuel
Matthew 1:24 Lit got up
Matthew 1:25 Lit and was not knowing her

The Life of Christ – Matthew 1