MATTHEW 1:23

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.”

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Matthew 1:23 Translation & Meaning

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Behold, Ἰδοὺ Used as imperative lo! Behold
a virgin παρθένος A maiden; by implication, an unmarried daughter virgin
shall be ἕξει To hold (used in very various applications, literally or figuratively, direct or remote; such as possession; ability, contiuity, relation, or condition) shall be
with ἐν "in," at, (up-)on, by, etc with
child, γαστρὶ The stomach; by analogy, the matrix; figuratively, a gourmand child
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
shall bring forth τέξεται To produce (from seed, as a mother, a plant, the earth, etc.), literally or figuratively bring forth
a son, υἱόν, A "son" (sometimes of animals), used very widely of immediate, remote or figuratively, kinship son
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
they shall call καλέσουσιν To "call" (properly, aloud, but used in a variety of applications, directly or otherwise) call
his αὐτοῦ The reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons his
name ὄνομα A "name" (literally or figuratively) (authority, character) name
Emmanuel, Ἐμμανουήλ, God with us; Emmanuel, a name of Christ Emmanuel
which The relatively (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that which
being interpreted μεθερμηνευόμενον, To explain over, i.e., translate being interpreted
is, ἐστιν He (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are is
God Θεός A deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; exceedingly (by Hebraism) God
with Μεθ' Properly, denoting accompaniment; "amid" (local or causal); modified variously according to the case (genitive association, or accusative succession) with which it is joined; occupying an intermediate position between G0575 or G1537 and G1519 or G4314; less intimate than G1722 and less close than G4862) with
us. ἡμῶν Of (or from) us us

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

  • 22  Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,

  • 23  Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

  • 24  Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife:

  • 25  And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS.




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