Matthew 1:19

“Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a publick example, was minded to put her away privily.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then Ioseph her husband being a iust man, and not willing to make her a publique example, was minded to put her away priuily.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And Joseph her husband, being a righteous man and not wanting to disgrace her, planned to send her away secretly.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Joseph her husband, being a righteous man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Joseph, her husband, being an upright man, and not desiring to make her a public example, had a mind to put her away privately.
- Basic English Bible

But Joseph, her husband, being [a] righteous [man], and unwilling to expose her publicly, purposed to have put her away secretly;
- Darby Bible

Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, purposed to put her away privately.
- Webster's Bible

But Joseph her husband, being a kind-hearted man and unwilling publicly to disgrace her, had determined to release her privately from the betrothal.
- Weymouth Bible

Joseph, her husband, being a righteous man, and not willing to make her a public example, intended to put her away secretly.
- World English Bible

And Joseph, hir hosebonde, for he was riytful, and wolde not puplische hir, he wolde priueli haue left hir.
- Wycliffe Bible

and Joseph her husband being righteous, and not willing to make her an example, did wish privately to send her away.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 1:19


1:19 A just man - A strict observer of the law: therefore not thinking it right to keep her.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 1:19


Mt 1:19 Joseph her husband. Betrothal, according to the law (De 22:23,24), made him her husband before marriage. A just [man]. Righteous and humane. To put her away publicly was to expose her to the penalty of death. Probably she had made her defense to him, but her story was so wonderful that he was in doubt. Privily. Give her a bill of divorce. See De 24:1.

Discussion for Matthew 1

  • Evangelist Andrew Kelly
    Emmanuel God with us = John 3:16 God sent his Son, he is still with Israel. This is where people mess up thinking God literally with us in the flesh, when it is an interpretation, an interpretation of events. Mark 12:1-11 The vine yard owner sent his Son and not himself as God became nothing in the flesh he sent his Son in the likeness of sinful flesh. Romans 8:3.
  • Donna Cromb
    Yes, Irene 123, u r right, but not many realize it. Jesus was recognized as a prophet at the time and yet the Jews totally cut His story out of their writings. It's good that we have His Word to show us the way to Salvation.
  • Insight777
    The generation of Christ, the expected Messiah according to Jewish law right down to Joseph. Not the generation of Jesus. Mary says no blood of Joseph is in Jesus. No proof Marys parents were bloodline Jews. Jewish converts were accepted since the beginning of Jewish history, and the foreign wives of Jewish leaders - such as Samson and Solomon - were converts. Both parents could have been Gentiles
  • I AM
    O children of Israel, I AM has sent me to you. And the works that I do in my Father's name, they bear witness of me. For I have not spoken of myself; If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not. Lo, does not even the blood itself testify that I am he? Now see and hear O children of Israel: I and my Father are one. Verily, verily, I say to you, He that believes on me has everlasting life.
  • Felicia
    To 23
    These verses might help you Luke 2:5 ".. being great with child; Matt. 2:1-2 ".. Jesus was born in Bethlehem.... there came wise men from the east to worship Him" All these are physical actions. On the other hand in Jh 3:3 Jesus told Nicodemus "...Expect a man be born again....." by that Jesus meant spiritual birth that is from above which we receive from the Holy Spirit when we believe in
  • 23
    Was jesus birth a natural birth or spiritual

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