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

  • Steve morrow
    2 THESSALONIANS 1:11 wherefore also we pray always for you that our GOD would count you worthy of this calling and fulfil all the good pleasure of HIS goodness and the work of faith with power
  • Steve morrow
    EPHESIANS 6:18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the spirit and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints LUKE 21:36 watch you therefore and pray always that you may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass and to stand before the son of man
  • Dennis carr
    In the New Testament it says to ask for healing or sickness; and actually the word ask is spoken 60 to 65 times in the New Testament and in the Greek it means demand because God has already given us our healing by grace 2000 years ago.
  • A disciple
    Henry; That's a really good question! Some might argue very well that when once we pray, we should BELIEVE the first time. But Jesus taught us that we should persevere in prayer, knowing that God is bearing the burden WITH US, and that He will at the right time avenge us speedily. Also in Daniel we are shown how there are spiritual battles going on in the unseen, helped by our prayers. Shalom!
  • Henry
    When we ask God for something do we continue to ask or ask just that one time ? I have put this before a few and have gotten different answers.
  • Itoshe sumi
    It's a good, but I want to know detail of the Mathew chapter, 1. Verse 18 to 21

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