New International Version
Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.
King James Bible
Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a publick example, was minded to put her away privily.
Darby Bible Translation
But Joseph, her husband, being [a] righteous [man], and unwilling to expose her publicly, purposed to have put her away secretly;
World English Bible
Joseph, her husband, being a righteous man, and not willing to make her a public example, intended to put her away secretly.
Young's Literal Translation
and Joseph her husband being righteous, and not willing to make her an example, did wish privately to send her away.
Matthew 1:19 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
To make her a public example - Παραδειγματισαι, to expose her to public infamy; from παρα, near, and δεικνυμαι, I show, or expose; what is oddly, though emphatically, called in England, showing up - exposing a character to public view. Though Joseph was a righteous man, δικαιος, and knew that the law required that such persons as he supposed his wife to be should be put to death, yet, as righteousness is ever directed by mercy, he determined to put her away or divorce her privately, i.e. without assigning any cause, that her life might be saved; and, as the offense was against himself, he had a right to pass it by if he chose. Some have supposed that the term δικαιος should be translated merciful, and it certainly often has this signification; but here it is not necessary.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryGenealogy of Jesus According to Matthew.
^A Matt. I. 1-17. ^a 1 The book of the generation [or genealogy] of Jesus Christ, the son of David [the Messiah was promised to David--II. Sam. vii. 16; John vii. 42], the son of Abraham. [Messiah was also promised to Abraham--Gen. xxii. 18; Gal. iii. 16.] 2 Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judah and his brethren [mentioned here because they were the heads of the tribes for whom especially Matthew wrote his Gospel]; 3 and Judah begat Perez and Zerah [these two were twins] …
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel
The Annunciation of Jesus the Messiah, and the Birth of his Forerunner.
Christ the Mediator of the Covenant
If, however, the charge is true and no proof of the young woman's virginity can be found,
If a man happens to meet in a town a virgin pledged to be married and he sleeps with her,
If a man marries a woman who becomes displeasing to him because he finds something indecent about her, and he writes her a certificate of divorce, gives it to her and sends her from his house,
and said to Jesus, "Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery.
In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women.Now what do you say?"
When daylight came, they did not recognize the land, but they saw a bay with a sandy beach, where they decided to run the ship aground if they could.
2 Corinthians 1:15
Because I was confident of this, I wanted to visit you first so that you might benefit twice.
Jump to PreviousDetermined Disgrace Divorce Example Husband Intended Joseph Kind-Hearted Mind Minded Planned Privately Privily Public Publicly Purposed Quietly Release Resolved Righteous Secretly Shame Unwilling Upright Wanting Willing
Jump to NextDetermined Disgrace Divorce Example Husband Intended Joseph Kind-Hearted Mind Minded Planned Privately Privily Public Publicly Purposed Quietly Release Resolved Righteous Secretly Shame Unwilling Upright Wanting Willing
LinksMatthew 1:19 NIV
Matthew 1:19 NLT
Matthew 1:19 ESV
Matthew 1:19 NASB
Matthew 1:19 KJV
Matthew 1:19 Bible Apps
Matthew 1:19 Biblia Paralela
Matthew 1:19 Chinese Bible
Matthew 1:19 French Bible
Matthew 1:19 German Bible
Matthew 1:19 Commentaries
THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.