Matthew 1:18 New American Standard Bible

The Birth of Jesus Christ

18  Now the birth of Jesus [1]Christ was as follows : when His mother Mary had been [2]betrothed to Joseph , before they came together she was found to be with child e by the Holy Spirit .

Footnotes

[1] 1:18 I.e. The Messiah

[2] 1:18 The first stage of marriage in Jewish culture, usually lasting for a year before the wedding night, more legal than an engagement

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