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

  • 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.
  • A disciple
    Ella; the reason so many people say that the good go to heaven and the bad go to hell, is because that is what God has said hundreds upon hundreds of times in the Bible; No one just made it up, or is guessing! Many very foolish have hardened themselves in sins speak hard things against the Bible and against Christians, because they think if they can be defiant toward God it won't apply to them!
  • 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.
  • Chris George
    3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
  • Juan Jimenez
    Many times this question has been asked: it's quite simple: The LORD Jesus chose certain sinful people before the creation of time, HE paid for their sins completely with no action being necessary on their part. Once the Holy Spirit applies salvation to their person they become new creatures who are saved. Once they die they go straight to heaven unless Jesus returns before that. Read your Bible
  • Ella clarke
    some people think when you do good and die you go right to heaven or if you are bad or evil you go to hell. my belief is no is in heaven or hell we are in the grave until the day god come.


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