Matthew 1:23

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Behold, a Uirgin shall be with childe, and shall bring foorth a sonne, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted, is, God with vs.)
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"BEHOLD, THE VIRGIN SHALL BE WITH CHILD AND SHALL BEAR A SON, AND THEY SHALL CALL HIS NAME IMMANUEL, which translated means, "GOD WITH US.""
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, And they shall call his name Immanuel; which is, being interpreted, God with us.
- American Standard Version (1901)

See, the virgin will be with child, and will give birth to a son, and they will give him the name Immanuel, that is, God with us.
- Basic English Bible

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

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.
- Webster's Bible

"Mark! The maiden will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call His name Immanuel" --a word which signifies `God with us'.
- Weymouth Bible

Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son. They shall call his name Immanuel; which is, being interpreted, "God with us."
- World English Bible

a virgyn shal haue in wombe, and she schal bere a sone, and thei schulen clepe his name Emanuel, that is to seie, God with vs.
- Wycliffe Bible

`Lo, the virgin shall conceive, and she shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel,' which is, being interpreted `With us [he is] God.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 1:23


1:23 They shall call his name Emmanuel - To be called, only means, according to the Hebrew manner of speaking, that the person spoken of shall really and effectually be what he is called, and actually fulfil that title. Thus, Unto us a child is born - and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, the Mighty God, the Prince of Peace - That is, he shall be all these, though not so much nominally, as really, and in effect. And thus was he called Emmanuel; which was no common name of Christ, but points out his nature and office; as he is God incarnate, and dwells by his Spirit in the hearts of his people. It is observable, the words in Isaiah are, Thou (namely, his mother) shalt call; but here, They - that is, all his people, shall call - shall acknowledge him to be Emmanuel, God with us. Which being interpreted - This is a clear proof that St. Matthew wrote his Gospel in Greek, and not in Hebrew. #Isaiah 7:14|.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 1:23


Mt 1:23 Behold, a virgin. Rather "the virgin", as in the Revised Version. Isaiah had in view a particular virgin, the mother of the true Immanuel (Isa 7:14). Like many other prophecies, it had a double, a typical and a true, fulfillment. The first was in the reign of Ahaz, concerning a temporal deliverance, but the higher reference is to the spiritual Deliverer of the world. The first is the type, the second is the great event that inspired the message. Emmanuel. This means "God with us", an appropriate title for Jesus among men.

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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