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

  • A disciple
    Tracy; That is what the devil would like to make you think is true; but it is a lie, and will only ever be a lie and a wicked worthless slander. All they who are of the truth will hear Jesus' voice; but the stranger's voice they will not hear. How does the Ancient of Days feel about lost sons and daughters? How do Parents or Grandparents feel? How about ONE then who is Love Everlasting?
  • Tracy Clem
    If Jesus chose "certain sinful people" to be saved before the creation of time, that means our gracious, merciful God who told the accusers of the woman caught in the act of adultery, "he who is without sin cast the first stone," looked throughout time and nations and literally determined: this baby will enjoy Heaven, this baby will burn, this one Heaven, that one will burn.
  • Linus udo
    Malachi chpt 1, vers 1 to 25
    my advance to people of God is worship him with all your heart and you will good in his hand ...............read more and remain blessed
    The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.

    2 Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and his brethren;

    3 And Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat
  • TSHILIDZI undaunted
    I like to read book all time, holly book
  • A disciple
    Did anyone else notice, how between Jehoram and Uzziah there are three generations missing (omitted)? It was Jehoshaphat's fault for intermarrying his son with the house of Ahab, that they despised and forsook the LORD, and went after the sin and perversion of the enemies of God. We do not only affect ourselves, but everyone else whose life we touch, with how we live and who we choose for friends.
  • Bruce
    Juan: No Man can come to Christ except The Father Calls him:John 6:44. Then Ask Forgiveness:1John 1:9. You will be Washed by His Blood:Revelation 1:5.Then The Spirit moves in: Mark 1:8. You will be Changed: 2Corinthians 5:17. You will Know! Impossible not to/ There will be a Tugging on Your Heart,Telling You to Call on The Lord, Satan may say,No do it Tonight or Tomorrow. Listen to The Father.

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