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Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.
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Other Translations of Matthew 1:18
¶ Now the birth of Iesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Ioseph (before they came together) shee was found with childe of the holy Ghost.- King James Version (1611)
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Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: when His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit.- New American Standard Version (1995)
Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found with child of the Holy Spirit.- American Standard Version (1901)
Now the birth of Jesus Christ was in this way: when his mother Mary was going to be married to Joseph, before they came together the discovery was made that she was with child by the Holy Spirit.- Basic English Bible
Now the birth of Jesus Christ was thus: His mother, Mary, that is, having been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found to be with child of [the] Holy Spirit.- Darby Bible
Now the birth of Jesus Christ was in this manner: When his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child by the Holy Spirit. - Webster's Bible
The circumstances of the birth of Jesus Christ were these. After his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they were united in marriage, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit.- Weymouth Bible
Now the birth of Jesus Christ was like this; for after his mother, Mary, was engaged to Joseph, before they came together, she was found pregnant by the Holy Spirit.- World English Bible
But the generacioun of Crist was thus. Whanne Marie, the modir of Jhesu, was spousid to Joseph, bifore thei camen togidere, she was foundun hauynge of the Hooli Goost in the wombe.- Wycliffe Bible
And of Jesus Christ, the birth was thus: For his mother Mary having been betrothed to Joseph, before their coming together she was found to have conceived from the Holy Spirit,- Youngs Literal Bible
People's Bible Notes for Matthew 1:18
Mt 1:18 The birth of Jesus Christ. The word rendered here "birth" is the same in Greek that is translated "genealogy" in Mt 1:1. Mary was espoused. Not married, but engaged. Betrothal was, from the times of the patriarchs, a formal ceremony, and was regarded a binding obligation. It generally lasted a whole year before marriage. After betrothal unfaithfulness was regarded adultery. Before they came together. Before marriage. She was found. The angel (Lu 1:26,27) predicted her conception, and when the prediction was verified she probably did not hesitate to reveal it. Her heart would be filled with joyous pride instead of shame. Holy Ghost. Correctly, Holy Spirit. The Divine power. Christ is the only example of such a birth in all history. His birth, like his life and his resurrection, is a miracle.
Comments for Matthew 1:18
Dennis Jagroop's comment on 2011-06-05 10:50:36:
rightly so, the same spirit that was in Mary is in us also, so why arnt we filled with the joy the early christian add.....
Sam's comment on 2011-03-18 16:49:00:
Jesus was made from the holy ghost meaning from the word of God and an angel told her this ,this happened before they had sex, mary was going to be the wife of joseph so mary was a virgin.
MY COMMENTS:This is the start of faith,and faith we receive the same Holy Ghost mary recieved when jesus died on the cross for our sins,jesus said to john the baptist today you baptize me with water i will baptize you with the Holy Ghost this means if we believe he died for our sins and that he was the son of God then we have the holy ghost in us too. So when we say we believe in jesus it's the same thing Mary did say to joseph i am with child an angel to me.
David's comment on 2011-02-07 07:04:16:
How does The Holy Spirit impregnate Mary?
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