21 She will give birth to a Son, and you shall name Him Jesus (The Lord is salvation), for He will (a)save His people from their sins.” 22 All this happened in order to fulfill what the Lord had spoken through the (b)prophet [Isaiah]: 23 Behold, the (c)virgin shall be with child and give birth to a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel”—which, when translated, means, “God with us.”(A)


a. Matthew 1:21: Those who, by personal faith, accept Him as Savior are saved from the penalty of sin and reconciled with the Father.
b. Matthew 1:22: The prophets in the Bible always have the ability to foretell the future as revealed to them by God. Scripture provides stringent criteria for testing a prophet’s ability to foretell future events (Deut 18:22).
c. Matthew 1:23: “Virgin” (Gr parthenos) clearly confirms that Mary was a virgin when she gave birth to Jesus.

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