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

  • Robert J. DeHaan
    His Name is Emmanuel, meaning God with us. I love knowing the truth found in the Scriptures that the King of kings and Lord of lords is with us. Yesterday, Today and Tommorow OUR GOD is with us! He knew you and I before He knit us in our mothers womb. He knows the names of each star in the Heavens. Our Lord Jesus Christ was born of a woman, to say at the Cross, " It is finished " We Are His! Amen!
  • 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!

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