Matthew 1:23

“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.)”

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Other Translations

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

"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

  • Johnson chalwa
    The book of Matthew chapter 1 it's a book which reminds us the history of the family even the son of God connected to that family which draws us back to our to Adam and Eva that everyone belong to the family therefore, there's a need to remind each other were we are coming from and were we are going.
  • Rosemary Nmeregini
    Jesus is a Divine Gift from God to mankind, so believers of the gospel of Christ should cherish this divine gift and surrender all to Him and serve Him in Truth and in Spirit, for the coming of the King of Glory is at hand thanks.
  • Omologe John
    Joseph was privileged to name Jesus. Likewise, God has committed some things into our hands which only we are appointed to do. We must not fail Him. This is why we need a conversational relationship with Him so that He can guide us through our Devine destinies. Joseph heard from Him through dreams, but we can go a step further to hear Him while we are awake. Open my eyes oh Lord by your mercies
  • LaCarlsha
    Just knowing that God had so much Faith, Trust and Obedience to his not only Mary ,but to the Angels we should have that outlook on his words and walk in favor of him. This is the beginning for me and I'm ready to walk in favor of God and be a servant to him because I know he has GREAT things for ME!! PLEASE KEEP ME UPLIFTED IN YOUR PRAYERS
  • Solomon
    This book is a living history that deep into the geneology of Jesus Christ
  • Geraldine Cole
    Maria u are right it was a privilege for Mary to carry Jesus Father God use her for that special reason . As the father God used Mary Jesus wants to use us today as his witness he want to use us in many ways all I can say here am I Jesus use me

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