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

  • JP
    Much prefer reading the KJV Holy Bible to other Modern versions!
  • Bob davis
    I had just written a question as to the background of Matthew and then proceeded to the Commentary which says that his last name is Levi, and that he converted. I am curious about this because the old testament writers all carried some kind of Godly credentials. What did Matthew convert from, and what did he convert to? The commentary says it is written primarily to the Jews. (See next comment)
  • Lucy
    We must trust in our Lord in saviour, in the beginning there were two tree in the bible, the tree of life and the tree of good and evil, so I ask why did satin choose the tree of good and evil rather than the tree of life, because be knew how weak man really is, but we must show him that he is wrong, first trust and believe that there is God, and his son whose name is Christ.
  • Emanuel Fernandes
    The mystery of inquitity which is the world we live in can only be understood by the kjv Bible believer. The holy ghost is a discerner which gives you understanding of why the world is so depraved and wicked. The lost don't get this because their not SUPPOST TO ITS A MYSTERY TO THEM!
  • A disciple
    Hi Jeffrey; It helps to think of our heavenly Father like a grown up who is kind and forgiving of a child for thinking like a child till it learns and grows up. We have to grow up physically, spiritually, mentally, morally, and emotionally, etc.! We have a lot to be sanctified! Its gonna take a lot of thought and commitment and perseverance, to finish our course as victorious and overcomers!
  • A disciple
    Dear Jeffrey; We DON'T take our new course in life in Christ following the world! "Blessed is the man who WALKS NOT in the counsel of the ungodly, NOR STANDS in the way of sinners, NOR SITS in the seat of the scornful; BUT HIS DELIGHT IS IN THE LAW OF THE LORD, AND IN HIS LAW DOES HE MEDITATE DAY AND NIGHT." We have to think in order to repent; so who doesn't want us to be able to think? Satan!

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