Matthew 1:23

“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 (KJV)

Other Translations

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.)
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"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

  • 23
    Was jesus birth a natural birth or spiritual
  • Irene123
    Donna Crumb - " ..... the way God spoke to His people in the O.T. ..... "; this reads as if you realize the 4 Gospels are still O.T., ..... ? That the N.T. didn't begin until the book of Acts Ch. 2. This is as far as I will take this; I'm really not into this site anymore.
  • Donna cromb
    The fact that Joseph saw a vision when the angel said that Mary was conceived by the Holy Ghost is a common part of the way God spoke to His people in the Old Testament. God spoke to His prophets, see all the times in a search at the top of the page of where it says search key words for more information on this. God speaks to all Holy Spirit filled believers even today. Pray in the Spirit daily.
  • Donna cromb
    Matthew gives Christ's genealogy to prove He is of David's line and from Abraham. Later in Luke it has different names due to spelling in Greek and goes to Adam. This is not considered a lie! Jesus is of David's line because Joseph is a son of David, called so by God's angel. He is of David's line through Joseph just as God promised David, that his line would be King forever. Thank you God.
  • Elouise Mccoy
    I love the 1 st chapter of Matthew
  • Irene123
    Matt. 1:21, " ... Call his name *JESUS ... "; footnote below verse, " *"Savior, Hebrew"; Isa. 43:11; 45:15, v. 21. GOD, the spirit, was manifested in the flesh - Jesus. The same way our flesh body is inhabited by His spirit when we follow Acts2:38. And He gives us all the power to lay hands on people, pray for them and according to their faith, they are healed. It may be instant or slowly.

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