Matthew 1:21
New International Version
She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins."

New Living Translation
And she will have a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.”

English Standard Version
She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.”

Berean Study Bible
She will give birth to a Son, and you are to give Him the name Jesus, because He will save His people from their sins.”

Berean Literal Bible
And she will bring forth a son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins."

New American Standard Bible
"She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins."

King James Bible
And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.

Christian Standard Bible
She will give birth to a son, and you are to name him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins."

Contemporary English Version
Then after her baby is born, name him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins."

Good News Translation
She will have a son, and you will name him Jesus--because he will save his people from their sins."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
She will give birth to a son, and you are to name Him Jesus, because He will save His people from their sins."

International Standard Version
She will give birth to a son, and you are to name him Jesus, because he is the one who will save his people from their sins."

NET Bible
She will give birth to a son and you will name him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins."

New Heart English Bible
And she will bring forth a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And she shall bring forth a Son, and she shall call his name Yeshua, for he shall save his people from their sins.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
She will give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus [He Saves], because he will save his people from their sins."

New American Standard 1977
“And she will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for it is He who will save His people from their sins.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus, for he shall save his people from their sins.

King James 2000 Bible
And she shall bring forth a son, and you shall call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.

American King James Version
And she shall bring forth a son, and you shall call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.

American Standard Version
And she shall bring forth a son; and thou shalt call his name JESUS; for it is he that shall save his people from their sins.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And she shall bring forth a son: and thou shalt call his name JESUS. For he shall save his people from their sins.

Darby Bible Translation
And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus, for he shall save his people from their sins.

English Revised Version
And she shall bring forth a son; and thou shalt call his name JESUS; for it is he that shall save his people from their sins.

Webster's Bible Translation
And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.

Weymouth New Testament
She will give birth to a Son, and you are to call His name JESUS for He it is who will save His People from their sins."

World English Bible
She shall bring forth a son. You shall call his name Jesus, for it is he who shall save his people from their sins."

Young's Literal Translation
and she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus, for he shall save his people from their sins.'
Study Bible
The Birth of Jesus
20But after he had pondered these things, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to embrace Mary as your wife, for the One conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21She will give birth to a Son, and you shall give Him the name Jesus, because He will save His people from their sins.” 22All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet:…
Cross References
1 Samuel 1:20
So in the course of time, Hannah conceived and gave birth to a son. She named him Samuel, saying, "Because I have asked for him from the LORD."

Jeremiah 23:6
In His days Judah will be saved, and Israel will dwell securely. And this is His name by which He will be called: The LORD Our Righteousness.

Matthew 1:25
But he had no union with her until she gave birth to a Son. And he gave Him the name Jesus.

Luke 1:31
Behold, you will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to give Him the name Jesus.

Luke 2:11
Today in the City of David a Savior has been born to you. He is Christ the Lord!

Luke 2:21
When the eight days until His circumcision had passed, He was named Jesus, the name the angel had given Him before He had been conceived.

John 1:29
The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, "Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!

John 4:42
They said to the woman, "We now believe not only because of your words; we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this man truly is the Savior of the world."

Acts 4:12
Salvation exists in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved."

Acts 5:31
God exalted Him to His right hand as Prince and Savior, in order to grant repentance and forgiveness of sins to Israel.

Acts 13:23
From the descendants of this man, God has brought to Israel the Savior Jesus, as He promised.

Acts 13:38
Therefore let it be known to you, brothers, that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you.

Colossians 1:20
and through Him to reconcile to Himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through the blood of His cross.

Treasury of Scripture

And she shall bring forth a son, and you shall call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.

she.

Genesis 17:19,21
And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him…

Genesis 18:10
And he said, I will certainly return unto thee according to the time of life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard it in the tent door, which was behind him.

Judges 13:3
And the angel of the LORD appeared unto the woman, and said unto her, Behold now, thou art barren, and bearest not: but thou shalt conceive, and bear a son.

thou.

Luke 1:31
And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.

Luke 2:21
And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called JESUS, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb.

JESUS.

Psalm 130:7,8
Let Israel hope in the LORD: for with the LORD there is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption…

Isaiah 12:1,2
And in that day thou shalt say, O LORD, I will praise thee: though thou wast angry with me, thine anger is turned away, and thou comfortedst me…

Isaiah 45:21,22
Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath told it from that time? have not I the LORD? and there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside me…







Lexicon
She will give birth to
τέξεται (texetai)
Verb - Future Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 5088: A strengthened form of a primary teko tek'-o; to produce, literally or figuratively.

a Son,
υἱὸν (huion)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5207: A son, descendent. Apparently a primary word; a 'son', used very widely of immediate, remote or figuratively, kinship.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

you shall give
καλέσεις (kaleseis)
Verb - Future Indicative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2564: (a) I call, summon, invite, (b) I call, name. Akin to the base of keleuo; to 'call'.

Him
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

the
τὸ (to)
Article - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

name
ὄνομα (onoma)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3686: Name, character, fame, reputation. From a presumed derivative of the base of ginosko; a 'name'.

Jesus,
Ἰησοῦν (Iēsoun)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2424: Of Hebrew origin; Jesus, the name of our Lord and two other Israelites.

because
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

He
αὐτὸς (autos)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

will save
σώσει (sōsei)
Verb - Future Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4982: To save, heal, preserve, rescue. From a primary sos; to save, i.e. Deliver or protect.

His
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

people
λαὸν (laon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2992: Apparently a primary word; a people.

from
ἀπὸ (apo)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 575: From, away from. A primary particle; 'off, ' i.e. Away, in various senses.

their
αὐτῶν (autōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

sins.”
ἁμαρτιῶν (hamartiōn)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 266: From hamartano; a sin.
(21) Thou shalt call his name Jesus.--There is nothing strange in this being to Joseph the first knowledge of the name, which St. Luke tells us (Luke 1:31) had been previously imparted to Mary. The customs of the Jews were, as we have seen, against any communications between the bride and bridegroom during the period of betrothal, and the facts of the case (including Mary's visit to Elizabeth) would make it more improbable than ever.

The name Jesus was one full of meaning, but it was not as yet a specially sacred name. In its Old Testament form of Jehoshua (Numbers 13:16), Joshua, or Jeshua (Numbers 14:6; Nehemiah 8:17), it meant "Jehovah is salvation;" and the change of the name of the captain of Israel from Hoshea, which did not include the divine name, to the form which gave this full significance (Numbers 13:16) had made it the expression of the deepest faith of the people. After the return from Babylon it received a new prominence in connection with the high priest Joshua, the son of Josedech (Haggai 1:1; Zechariah 3:1), and appears in its Greek form in Jesus the father, and again in the son, of Sirach. In the New Testament itself we find it borne by others (see Note on Matthew 1:1). It had not been directly associated, however, with Messianic hopes, and the intimation that it was to be the name of the Christ gave a new character to men's thoughts of the kingdom. Not conquest, but "salvation"--deliverance, not from human enemies only or chiefly, nor from the penalties of sin, but from the sins themselves. As spoken by the angel to the dreamer it was the answer to prayers and hopes, going beyond the hope, and purifying it from earthly thoughts. As recorded by the Evangelist it was a witness that he had been taught the true nature of the kingdom of the Christ.

Verse 21. - The first half is almost verbally identical with the promise to Mary in Luke 1:31. It is, perhaps, hypercritical to see anything more than a coincidence when such common terms are used, but it was not unnatural that the communications of the angels to both Mary and Joseph should be purposely clothed in language similar to that used of Sarah (Genesis 17:19), and in measure to that used of Hannah (1 Samuel 1:20; cf. Gretillat, 'Theologie Systematique,' p. 225; 1890). And she shall bring forth. Is the slight adversative force (δέ) to be seen in the contrast of the physical birth to the spiritual origin? A Son. In this, at least, thou shalt be able to test the accuracy of my statement. And thou shalt call. Taking the position of his father; the child being thus recognized by all as of David's line (cf. Kubel). In Luke Mary is told to give the name, but presumably the formal naming would be by Joseph. His name JESUS (cf. Ecclus. 46:1, "Jesus the son of Nave... who, according to his name, was made great for the saving of the elect of God"). For he shall save; for it is he that shall save (Revised Version), equivalent to "He, and no other, is the expected Saviour." (For αὐτός in this sense of excluding others, cf. especially Colossians 1:16-20.) It may, however, here not be exclusive, but only intensive - he being what he is. The connexion will then be - the name Jesus will answer to the fact, for he himself, in his own Person (1 John 2:2), by virtue of what he is (John 2:24, 25), shall save, etc. Jesus, equivalent to Jeshua (ver. 16, note); he shall save, equivalent to Joshi a. His people. Israel after the flesh (cf. John 1:11; Luke 2:10; contrast John 1:29; John 4:42), for whom deliverance from sins must be the first step to restoration to rightful position, and yet the last stage of result from acceptance of Christ. Comparative salvation from sin, due to acceptance of Christ, must precede that restoration which Joseph then desired, and all true Jews still ardently pray for; full salvation from sin will be the final issue of that restoration. From their sins. With a greater salvation, therefore, than that which Manoah's wife was told that her son should begin to accomplish (Judges 13:5). Observe that this promise of Christ as Saviour is given to Joseph, who had deeper experience of sin (ver. 20, note), while to Mary, who is marked by promptness of personal devotion, is given the promise of Christ as King (Luke 1:32, 33). Sate... from( σώσει... ἀπό) , not merely "out of" (ἐκ, John 12:27), but from all attacks of sin considered as coming born without (but see Matthew 6:13, note). 1:18-25 Let us look to the circumstances under which the Son of God entered into this lower world, till we learn to despise the vain honours of this world, when compared with piety and holiness. The mystery of Christ's becoming man is to be adored, not curiously inquired into. It was so ordered that Christ should partake of our nature, yet that he should be pure from the defilement of original sin, which has been communicated to all the race of Adam. Observe, it is the thoughtful, not the unthinking, whom God will guide. God's time to come with instruction to his people, is when they are at a loss. Divine comforts most delight the soul when under the pressure of perplexed thoughts. Joseph is told that Mary should bring forth the Saviour of the world. He was to call his name Jesus, a Saviour. Jesus is the same name with Joshua. And the reason of that name is clear, for those whom Christ saves, he saves from their sins; from the guilt of sin by the merit of his death, and from the power of sin by the Spirit of his grace. In saving them from sin, he saves them from wrath and the curse, and all misery, here and hereafter. Christ came to save his people, not in their sins, but from their sins; and so to redeem them from among men, to himself, who is separate from sinners. Joseph did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, speedily, without delay, and cheerfully, without dispute. By applying the general rules of the written word, we should in all the steps of our lives, particularly the great turns of them, take direction from God, and we shall find this safe and comfortable.
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