Matthew 1:19
Good News Translation
Joseph was a man who always did what was right, but he did not want to disgrace Mary publicly; so he made plans to break the engagement privately.

Contemporary English Version
Joseph was a good man and did not want to embarrass Mary in front of everyone. So he decided to quietly call off the wedding.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Whereupon Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing publicly to expose her, was minded to put her away privately.

New American Bible
Joseph her husband, since he was a righteous man, yet unwilling to expose her to shame, decided to divorce her quietly.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Whereupon Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing publicly to expose her, was minded to put her away privately.

her husband.

Leviticus 19:20 If a man carnally lie with a woman that is a bondservant and marriageable, and yet not redeemed with a price, nor made free: they both shall be scourged: and they shall not be put to death, because she was not a free woman.

Deuteronomy 22:23,24 If a man have espoused a damsel that is a virgin, and some one find her in the city, and lie with her, . . .

a just.

Genesis 6:9 These are the generations of Noe: Noe was a just and perfect man in his generations, he walked with God.

Psalm 112:4,5 To the righteous a light is risen up in darkness: he is merciful, and compassionate and just. . . .

Mark 6:20 For Herod feared John, knowing him to be a just and holy man: and kept him, and when he heard him, did many things: and he heard him willingly.

Luke 2:25 And behold there was a man in Jerusalem named Simeon: and this man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel. And the Holy Ghost was in him.

Acts 10:22 Who said: Cornelius, a centurion, a just man and one that feareth God, and having good testimony from all the nation of the Jews, received an answer of an holy angel, to send for thee into his house And to hear words of thee.

a public.

Genesis 38:24 And behold, after three months, they told Juda, saying: Thamar, thy daughter-in-law, hath played the harlot, and she appeareth to have a big belly. And Juda said: Bring her out that she may be burnt.

Leviticus 20:10 If any man commit adultery with the wife of another, and defile his neighbour's wife: let them be put to death, both the adulterer and the adulteress.

Deuteronomy 22:21-24 They shall cast her out of the doors of her father's house, and the men of the city shall stone her to death, and she shall die: because she hath done a wicked thing in Israel, to play the whore in her father's house: and thou shalt take away the evil out of the midst of thee. . . .

John 8:4,5 And said to him: Master, this woman was even now taken in adultery. . . .

was.

Deuteronomy 24:1-4 If a man take a wife, and have her, and she find not favour in his eyes, for some uncleanness: he shall write a bill of divorce, and shall give it in her hand, and send her out of his house. . . .

Mark 10:4 Who said: Moses permitted to write a bill of divorce and to put her away.

Context
The Birth of Jesus
18Now the generation of Christ was in this wise. When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child, of the Holy Ghost. 19Whereupon Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing publicly to expose her, was minded to put her away privately. 20But while he thought on these things, behold the Angel of the Lord appeared to him in his sleep, saying: Joseph, son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife, for that which is conceived in her, is of the Holy Ghost.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 22:20
But if what he charged her with be true, and virginity be not found in the damsel:

Deuteronomy 22:23
If a man have espoused a damsel that is a virgin, and some one find her in the city, and lie with her,

Deuteronomy 24:1
If a man take a wife, and have her, and she find not favour in his eyes, for some uncleanness: he shall write a bill of divorce, and shall give it in her hand, and send her out of his house.

John 8:4
And said to him: Master, this woman was even now taken in adultery.

John 8:5
Now Moses in the law commanded us to stone such a one. But what sayest thou?

Acts 27:39
And when it was day, they knew not the land. But they discovered a certain creek that had a shore, into which they minded, if they could, to thrust in the ship.

2 Corinthians 1:15
And in this confidence I had a mind to come to you before, that you might have a second grace:

Additional Translations
Because Joseph her husband was a righteous man and was unwilling to disgrace her publicly, he resolved to divorce her quietly.

Then Joseph her husband, being righteous and not willing to shame her publicly, resolved to divorce her quietly.

Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privately.

And Joseph her husband, being a righteous man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily.

But Joseph, her husband, being [a] righteous [man], and unwilling to expose her publicly, purposed to have put her away secretly;

And Joseph her husband, being a righteous man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily.

Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, purposed to put her away privately.

But Joseph her husband, being a kind-hearted man and unwilling publicly to disgrace her, had determined to release her privately from the betrothal.

Joseph, her husband, being a righteous man, and not willing to make her a public example, intended to put her away secretly.

and Joseph her husband being righteous, and not willing to make her an example, did wish privately to send her away.
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