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

  • Pst. Taiwp Ojeme
    No mater what people say or think. Its irrelevant now. Jesus has saved and cleansed me and millions from sin and eternal death.for which we are eternally grateful
  • Patty
    This scripture reveals the truth that Jesus is indeed God. Mathew 1:23, contrary to what Jehovah Witness people thinks that Jesus is not God. Here is the true people read the regular bible, not the New World. Even Jewish people who are converting themselves to Jesus and that know the original Greek and Hebrew languages, are saying that Jehovah Witnesses are wrong on this belief. Jesus is Lord.
  • Brian
    Spoke words wisdom to every believer
  • Lucinda Palestrant
    Insight 777;Matthew 1:16;you wrote",this proves Jesus was NOT of the bloodline of David"Luke 18:38"And he cried saying, Jesus,thou Son of David, have mercy on me."Matthew1:1 "The book of the generation of Jesus the son of David, the Son of Abraham."Romans 1:3,2Timoth2:8,Matthew 20:30, etc. You say he is NOT Son of David; God says he is. I believe God not you.
  • Insight 777
    Verse 16 proves that Jesus is NOT of the bloodline of David. He is only associated with David by Hebrew law of marriage. Jesus is the Son of God as he declared to the blind man he cured.
    It is interesting Joseph did not name Jesus, Emmanuel, God with us. Matt. 22:43-45 The word God is not used but Lord instead. Lord is the ruler of an earthly kingdom that kills enemies. Jesus taught DO NOT KILL.
  • Annette
    I believe Jesus is a descendant of David because of his conception and also the house of Joseph both would apply.

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