Matthew 1:24
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New International Version
When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife.

New Living Translation
When Joseph woke up, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded and took Mary as his wife.

English Standard Version
When Joseph woke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him: he took his wife,

Berean Study Bible
When Joseph woke up, he did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him, and embraced Mary as his wife.

Berean Literal Bible
And Joseph, having been awoken from sleep, did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him and received his wife.

New American Standard Bible
And Joseph awoke from his sleep and did as the angel of the Lord commanded him, and took Mary as his wife,

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When Joseph got up from sleeping, he did as the Lord's angel had commanded him. He married her

International Standard Version
When Joseph got up from his sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary as his wife.

NET Bible
When Joseph awoke from sleep he did what the angel of the Lord told him. He took his wife,

New Heart English Bible
And Joseph arose from his sleep, and did as the angel of the Lord commanded him, and took his wife to himself;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And when Yoseph arose from his sleep, he did according to that which The Angel of THE LORD JEHOVAH had commanded him, and he took his wife.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him to do. He took Mary to be his wife.

New American Standard 1977
And Joseph arose from his sleep, and did as the angel of the Lord commanded him, and took her as his wife,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then Joseph, being aroused from sleep, did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him and took unto him his wife

King James 2000 Bible
Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife:

American King James Version
Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took to him his wife:

American Standard Version
And Joseph arose from his sleep, and did as the angel of the Lord commanded him, and took unto him his wife;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Joseph rising up from sleep, did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him, and took unto him his wife.

Darby Bible Translation
But Joseph, having awoke up from his sleep, did as the angel of [the] Lord had enjoined him, and took to [him] his wife,

English Revised Version
And Joseph arose from his sleep, and did as the angel of the Lord commanded him, and took unto him his wife;

Webster's Bible Translation
Then Joseph, being raised from sleep, did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took to him his wife:

Weymouth New Testament
When Joseph awoke, he did as the angel of the Lord had commanded, and brought home his wife,

World English Bible
Joseph arose from his sleep, and did as the angel of the Lord commanded him, and took his wife to himself;

Young's Literal Translation
And Joseph, having risen from the sleep, did as the messenger of the Lord directed him, and received his wife,
Study Bible
The Birth of Jesus
23“Behold! The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call Him Immanuel” (which means, “God with us”). 24When Joseph woke up, he did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him, and embraced Mary as his wife. 25But he had no union with her until she gave birth to a Son. And he gave Him the name Jesus.…
Cross References
Matthew 1:23
"Behold! The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call Him Immanuel" (which means, "God with us").

Matthew 1:25
But he had no union with her until she gave birth to a Son. And he gave Him the name Jesus.

Acts 5:19
But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the doors of the jail and brought them out, saying,

Acts 12:7
Suddenly an angel of the Lord appeared and a light shone in the cell. He tapped Peter on the side and woke him up, saying, "Get up quickly." And the chains fell off his wrists.
Treasury of Scripture

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

did.

Genesis 6:22 Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he.

Genesis 7:5 And Noah did according to all that the LORD commanded him.

Genesis 22:2,3 And he said, Take now your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, …

Exodus 40:16,19,25,27,32 Thus did Moses: according to all that the LORD commanded him, so did he…

2 Kings 5:11-14 But Naaman was wroth, and went away, and said, Behold, I thought, …

John 2:5-8 His mother said to the servants, Whatever he said to you, do it…

John 15:14 You are my friends, if you do whatever I command you.

Hebrews 11:7,8,24-31 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved …

James 2:21-26 Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered …

(24) Took unto him his wife.--These few words cover a great deal. They imply the formal ratification of the betrothal before witnesses; the benediction by a priest; the marriage-feast; the removal from the house that had hitherto been her home to that of Joseph. They imply also that what had seemed evidence of guilt among the neighbours of that home, brought with it to Joseph's mind no ground for blame. To them, if they were not told the history, and it is not probable that they were, it must have been deemed an act of exceptional mercy and forbearance. The reverence implied in what the next verse records must have roused their wonder.

Verses 24, 25 . - Josephs threefold obedience - taking Mary, not consummating the marriage, naming the child in faith. Verse 24. - Then Joseph being raised; and Joseph arose (Revised Version); for the stress of the Greek is not on "Joseph," but ἐγερθείς. Immediately on arising, Joseph obeyed. From sleep; from his sleep (Revised Version); i.e. which he was then enjoying. No stress is laid on sleep as such. Did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife. "Bidden," in modern English, too much suggests "asking;" hence the Revised Version "commanded" (προσέταξεν). Joseph's faith was seen in immediate obedience to commands received. Then Joseph being raised from sleep,.... That is, being awaked out of sleep, "that sleep", into which he either naturally fell, whilst he was meditating on the affair of Mary's being with child; or rather into which he was cast by the Lord, on purpose that he might have a revelation of the will of God to him in a dream; and rising up from his bed or place where he was, immediately and without any delay,

did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him; firmly believing that it was a messenger of God that was sent to him, and that this matter was of the Lord. Wherefore he

took unto him his wife, that is, he publicly married her, whom he had before espoused, took her to his house, or continued her there, lived with her as his wife, and owned her to be such, and henceforwards had no more thoughts of putting her away. 24. Then Joseph, being raised from sleep—and all his difficulties now removed.

did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife—With what deep and reverential joy would this now be done on his part; and what balm would this minister to his betrothed one, who had till now lain under suspicions of all others the most trying to a chaste and holy woman—suspicions, too, arising from what, though to her an honor unparalleled, was to all around her wholly unknown!1:18-25 Let us look to the circumstances under which the Son of God entered into this lower world, till we learn to despise the vain honours of this world, when compared with piety and holiness. The mystery of Christ's becoming man is to be adored, not curiously inquired into. It was so ordered that Christ should partake of our nature, yet that he should be pure from the defilement of original sin, which has been communicated to all the race of Adam. Observe, it is the thoughtful, not the unthinking, whom God will guide. God's time to come with instruction to his people, is when they are at a loss. Divine comforts most delight the soul when under the pressure of perplexed thoughts. Joseph is told that Mary should bring forth the Saviour of the world. He was to call his name Jesus, a Saviour. Jesus is the same name with Joshua. And the reason of that name is clear, for those whom Christ saves, he saves from their sins; from the guilt of sin by the merit of his death, and from the power of sin by the Spirit of his grace. In saving them from sin, he saves them from wrath and the curse, and all misery, here and hereafter. Christ came to save his people, not in their sins, but from their sins; and so to redeem them from among men, to himself, who is separate from sinners. Joseph did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, speedily, without delay, and cheerfully, without dispute. By applying the general rules of the written word, we should in all the steps of our lives, particularly the great turns of them, take direction from God, and we shall find this safe and comfortable.
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