Matthew 1:21

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And she shall bring forth a sonne, and thou shalt call his Name Iesus: for hee shall saue his people from their sinnes.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And she shall bring forth a son; and thou shalt call his name JESUS; for it is he that shall save his people from their sins.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And she will give birth to a son; and you will give him the name Jesus; for he will give his people salvation from their sins.
- Basic English Bible

And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus, for *he* shall save his people from their sins.
- Darby Bible

And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
- Webster's Bible

She will give birth to a Son, and you are to call His name JESUS for He it is who will save His People from their sins."
- Weymouth Bible

She shall bring forth a son. You shall call his name Jesus, for it is he who shall save his people from their sins."
- World English Bible

And she shal bere a sone, and thou shalt clepe his name Jhesus; for he schal make his puple saaf fro her synnes.
- Wycliffe Bible

and she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus, for he shall save his people from their sins.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 1:21


1:21 Jesus - That is, a Saviour. It is the same name with Joshua (who was a type of him) which properly signifies, The Lord, Salvation. His people - Israel. And all the Israel of God.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 1:21


Mt 1:21 Thou shalt call his name JESUS. That is, Savior. The Hebrew form is Joshua; the full meaning is "Jehovah's salvation". He shall save his people. Not the Jewish nation, as Joseph probably supposed, but all who accept and follow him. From their sins. Not a temporal salvation, but from the curse of sin, condemnation and banishment from God's favor and heaven.

Discussion for Matthew 1

  • Bruce
    Save his people? The Jewish people know the Old Testament. Most don't believe in the birth of Christ or the New Testament. They're still waiting for their messiah! Very few believe in the blood of Christ. He WILL save his people who are Jews Romans2:29, called John6:44, baptized Luke3:16
    What difference? 'll Corinthians 5:17. The Final day! Revelations20:15
    Eternity where will you be??
  • Michael Holin Lawson
    God told us in the older books of the bible that he would save his people which he did.The next thing he said that he will come and judge us for our sin, so since he came on save us he will be coming for us for sure.
  • Dude
    This is a awesome story
  • Rev Autrey
    When verse 23 calls Jesus Immanuel, meaning God is with us, the writer was not writing in a vacuum. This is a reference to what Isaiah said about Jehovah God in Isa. 12:2 "Praise the Lord ... See, God has come to save me ... he is my salvation." This proves to all doubters that God and Jesus are one and the same. And it also proves that God fulfilled his promise to us to come the earth as a man.
  • Lacie
    Glory to GOD in the highest is what I shall sing forever because I was redeemed about six years ago I would say other praises but I don't know how to spell most of them. I am only in seventh grade but I love you DAD God .
  • Lacie B
    Jesus came to this world a beggar and left a king how awesome is that.

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