Matthew 1:24

“Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then Ioseph, being raised from sleepe, did as the Angel of the Lord had bidden him, & tooke vnto him his wife:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And Joseph awoke from his sleep and did as the angel of the Lord commanded him, and took {Mary} as his wife,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Joseph arose from his sleep, and did as the angel of the Lord commanded him, and took unto him his wife;
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Joseph did as the angel of the Lord had said to him, and took her as his wife;
- Basic English Bible

But Joseph, having awoke up from his sleep, did as the angel of [the] Lord had enjoined him, and took to [him] his wife,
- Darby Bible

Then Joseph, being raised from sleep, did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took to him his wife:
- Webster's Bible

When Joseph awoke, he did as the angel of the Lord had commanded, and brought home his wife,
- Weymouth Bible

Joseph arose from his sleep, and did as the angel of the Lord commanded him, and took his wife to himself;
- World English Bible

And Joseph roos fro sleepe, and dide as the aungel of the Lord comaundide hym, and took Marie, his wijf;
- Wycliffe Bible

And Joseph, having risen from the sleep, did as the messenger of the Lord directed him, and received his wife,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 1:24


Mt 1:24 And Joseph . . . did. He obeyed at once, a fitting example for all men. When the Lord's will is spoken there should be no delay in obedience.

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)
  • 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!
  • A disciple
    Jeffrey; If you read the beginning of the Book of the Proverbs, you'll see the answer to your question. The Word of God and His Holy Spirit of Truth given into our hearts is for training us up in the way which we should go. God gave us His commandments with the expectation of the ability which He created in us to DO THEM! Infants and children don't stay that way in their minds when they grow up.

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