Matthew 1:25

“And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And knewe her not, till shee had brought forth her first borne sonne, and he called his name Iesus.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

but kept her a virgin until she gave birth to a Son; and he called His name Jesus.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and knew her not till she had brought forth a son: and he called his name JESUS.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he had no connection with her till she had given birth to a son; and he gave him the name Jesus.
- Basic English Bible

and knew her not until she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name Jesus.
- Darby Bible

And knew her not till she had brought forth her first-born son: and he called his name JESUS.
- Webster's Bible

but did not live with her until she had given birth to a son. The child's name he called JESUS.
- Weymouth Bible

and didn't know her sexually until she had brought forth her firstborn son. He named him Jesus.
- World English Bible

and he knew her not, til she hadde borun her firste bigete sone, and clepide his name Jhesus.
- Wycliffe Bible

and did not know her till she brought forth her son -- the first-born, and he called his name Jesus.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 1:25

1:25 He knew her not, till after she had brought forth - It cannot be inferred from hence, that he knew her afterward: no more than it can be inferred from that expression, #2Sam 6:23|, Michal had no child till the day of her death, that she had children afterward. Nor do the words that follow, the first - born son, alter the case. For there are abundance of places, wherein the term first born is used, though there were no subsequent children. #Luke 2:7|.

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 1:25

Mt 1:25 Knew her not. A Hebrew form for conjugal intercourse. The language of the verse does not imply the perpetual virginity of Mary.

Discussion for Matthew 1

  • Evangelist Andrew Kelly
    Emmanuel God with us = John 3:16 God sent his Son, he is still with Israel. This is where people mess up thinking God literally with us in the flesh, when it is an interpretation, an interpretation of events. Mark 12:1-11 The vine yard owner sent his Son and not himself as God became nothing in the flesh he sent his Son in the likeness of sinful flesh. Romans 8:3.
  • Donna Cromb
    Yes, Irene 123, u r right, but not many realize it. Jesus was recognized as a prophet at the time and yet the Jews totally cut His story out of their writings. It's good that we have His Word to show us the way to Salvation.
  • Insight777
    The generation of Christ, the expected Messiah according to Jewish law right down to Joseph. Not the generation of Jesus. Mary says no blood of Joseph is in Jesus. No proof Marys parents were bloodline Jews. Jewish converts were accepted since the beginning of Jewish history, and the foreign wives of Jewish leaders - such as Samson and Solomon - were converts. Both parents could have been Gentiles
  • I AM
    O children of Israel, I AM has sent me to you. And the works that I do in my Father's name, they bear witness of me. For I have not spoken of myself; If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not. Lo, does not even the blood itself testify that I am he? Now see and hear O children of Israel: I and my Father are one. Verily, verily, I say to you, He that believes on me has everlasting life.
  • Felicia
    To 23
    These verses might help you Luke 2:5 ".. being great with child; Matt. 2:1-2 ".. Jesus was born in Bethlehem.... there came wise men from the east to worship Him" All these are physical actions. On the other hand in Jh 3:3 Jesus told Nicodemus "...Expect a man be born again....." by that Jesus meant spiritual birth that is from above which we receive from the Holy Spirit when we believe in
  • 23
    Was jesus birth a natural birth or spiritual

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