Parallel Verses

Youngs Literal Translation

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

New American Standard Bible

And Joseph her husband, being a righteous man and not wanting to disgrace her, planned to send her away secretly.

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

So her husband Joseph, being a righteous man, and not wanting to disgrace her publicly, decided to divorce her secretly.

International Standard Version

Her husband Joseph, being a righteous man and unwilling to disgrace her, decided to divorce her secretly.

A Conservative Version

But Joseph her husband, being a righteous man, and not wanting to expose her to public disgrace, intended to dismiss her privately.

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

And her [promised] husband Joseph, being a just and upright man and not willing to expose her publicly and to shame and disgrace her, decided to repudiate and dismiss (divorce) her quietly and secretly.

An Understandable Version

Now Joseph, her husband [to be], being a man who did what was right, and not wanting to make a public spectacle out of her, decided to break off their engagement privately.

Anderson New Testament

Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not choosing to make an example of her, intended to put her away privately.

Bible in Basic English

And Joseph, her husband, being an upright man, and not desiring to make her a public example, had a mind to put her away privately.

Common New Testament

Then Josnt her husband, being a just man, and not wanting to put her to public shame, was resolved to divorce her quietly.

Daniel Mace New Testament

but Joseph her husband, being a good-natur'd man, and unwilling to expose her to publick shame, he designed to put her away privately.

Darby Translation

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

Godbey New Testament

And Joseph her husband, being righteous and not wishing to expose her publicly, determined to send her away secretly.

Goodspeed New Testament

But her husband, Joseph, was an upright man and did not wish to disgrace her, and he decided to break off the engagement privately.

John Wesley New Testament

Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and yet not willing to make her a publick example, purposed to put her away privily.

Julia Smith Translation

And Joseph her husband being just, and not willing to expose her to disgrace, wished to let her go in secret.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

So Joseph her husband, being righteous and not wanting to disgrace her, intended to divorce her secretly.

Modern King James verseion

But Joseph, her husband to be, being just, and not willing to make her a public example, he purposed to put her away secretly.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Then Joseph her husband, being a perfect man, and loath to make an example of her, was minded to put her away secretly.

Moffatt New Testament

As Joseph her husband was a just man but unwilling to disgrace her, he resolved to divorce her secretly;

Montgomery New Testament

But Joseph her husband, because he was just a man and unwilling to disgrace her, was minded to put her away secretly.

NET Bible

Because Joseph, her husband to be, was a righteous man, and because he did not want to disgrace her, he intended to divorce her privately.

New Heart English Bible

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

Noyes New Testament

Then Joseph her husband, being righteous, and not willing to expose her to shame, purposed to put her away privately.

Sawyer New Testament

But Joseph her husband being a righteous man, and not wishing to make her an example, was designing to put her away privately.

The Emphasized Bible

Moreover, Joseph her husband, being, righteous, and yet unwilling to expose her, - intended, privately, to divorce her.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Then Joseph her husband being a just man, and not willing to expose her publicly, designed to put her away privately.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Her husband, Joseph, was a religious man and, being unwilling to expose her to contempt, resolved to put an end to their betrothal privately.

Webster

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

Weymouth New Testament

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

Williams New Testament

But her husband, Joseph, because he was an upright man and did not want to disgrace her, decided to break the engagement by secretly divorcing her.

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.

Worrell New Testament

And Joseph her husband, being a righteous man, and not wishing to make an example of her, purposed privately to divorce her.

Worsley New Testament

but Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing publicly to expose her, was inclined to break off the contract with her privately;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

Ἰωσήφ 
Ioseph 
Usage: 35

her





Usage: 0
Usage: 0
Usage: 0

ἀνήρ 
Aner 
man, husband, sir, fellow, not tr
Usage: 198

ὤν οὖσα ὄν 
On 
being, when ... was, which is, that is, not tr,
Usage: 128

a just
δίκαιος 
Dikaios 
Usage: 57

man, and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

not
μή 
me 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
Usage: 493

θέλω ἐθέλω 
thelo 
will/would, will/would have, desire, desirous, list, to will,
Usage: 136

to make
παραδειγματίζω 
Paradeigmatizo 
Usage: 2

παραδειγματίζω 
Paradeigmatizo 
Usage: 2

βούλομαι 
Boulomai 
will, would, be minded, intend, be disposed, be willing, list, of his own will
Usage: 31

to put
ἀπολύω 
Apoluo 
Usage: 52

ἀπολύω 
Apoluo 
Usage: 52

Context Readings

The Birth Of Jesus Christ

18 And of Jesus Christ, the birth was thus: For his mother Mary having been betrothed to Joseph, before their coming together she was found to have conceived from the Holy Spirit, 19 and Joseph her husband being righteous, and not willing to make her an example, did wish privately to send her away. 20 And on his thinking of these things, lo, a messenger of the Lord in a dream appeared to him, saying, 'Joseph, son of David, thou mayest not fear to receive Mary thy wife, for that which in her was begotten is of the Holy Spirit,


Cross References

Deuteronomy 22:21-24

then they have brought out the damsel unto the opening of her father's house, and stoned her have the men of her city with stones, and she hath died, for she hath done folly in Israel, to go a-whoring in her father's house; and thou hast put away the evil thing out of thy midst.

Deuteronomy 24:1-4

When a man doth take a wife, and hath married her, and it hath been, if she doth not find grace in his eyes (for he hath found in her nakedness of anything), and he hath written for her a writing of divorce, and given it into her hand, and sent her out of his house,

John 8:4-5

they say to him, 'Teacher, this woman was taken in the very crime -- committing adultery,

Genesis 6:9

These are births of Noah: Noah is a righteous man; perfect he hath been among his generations; with God hath Noah walked habitually.

Genesis 38:24

And it cometh to pass about three months after, that it is declared to Judah, saying, 'Tamar thy daughter-in-law hath committed fornication; and also, lo, she hath conceived by fornication:' and Judah saith, 'Bring her out -- and she is burnt.'

Leviticus 19:20

And when a man lieth with a woman with seed of copulation, and she a maid-servant, betrothed to a man, and not really ransomed, or freedom hath not been given to her, an investigation there is; they are not put to death, for she is not free.

Leviticus 20:10

And a man who committeth adultery with a man's wife -- who committeth adultery with the wife of his neighbour -- the adulterer and the adulteress are surely put to death.

Psalm 112:4-5

Light hath risen in darkness to the upright, Gracious, and merciful, and righteous.

Mark 6:20

for Herod was fearing John, knowing him a man righteous and holy, and was keeping watch over him, and having heard him, was doing many things, and hearing him gladly.

Mark 10:4

and they said, 'Moses suffered to write a bill of divorce, and to put away.'

Luke 2:25

And lo, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name is Simeon, and this man is righteous and devout, looking for the comforting of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him,

Acts 10:22

And they said, 'Cornelius, a centurion, a man righteous and fearing God, well testified to, also, by all the nation of the Jews, was divinely warned by a holy messenger to send for thee, to his house, and to hear sayings from thee.'

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