|New International Version (© 2011)|
Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.
King James Bible
Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a publick example, was minded to put her away privily.
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.
Young's Literal Translation
and Joseph her husband being righteous, and not willing to make her an example, did wish privately to send her away.
Matthew 1:19 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
To make her a public example - Παραδειγματισαι, to expose her to public infamy; from παρα, near, and δεικνυμαι, I show, or expose; what is oddly, though emphatically, called in England, showing up - exposing a character to public view. Though Joseph was a righteous man, δικαιος, and knew that the law required that such persons as he supposed his wife to be should be put to death, yet, as righteousness is ever directed by mercy, he determined to put her away or divorce her privately, i.e. without assigning any cause, that her life might be saved; and, as the offense was against himself, he had a right to pass it by if he chose. Some have supposed that the term δικαιος should be translated merciful, and it certainly often has this signification; but here it is not necessary.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Leviticus 19:20 And whoever lies carnally with a woman, that is a female slave, betrothed to an husband, and not at all redeemed, nor freedom given her...
Deuteronomy 22:23,24 If a damsel that is a virgin be betrothed to an husband, and a man find her in the city, and lie with her...
Genesis 6:9 These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.
Psalm 112:4,5 To the upright there rises light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous...
Mark 6:20 For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just man and an holy, and observed him; and when he heard him, he did many things...
Luke 2:25 And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout...
Acts 10:22 And they said, Cornelius the centurion, a just man, and one that fears God, and of good report among all the nation of the Jews...
Genesis 38:24 And it came to pass about three months after, that it was told Judah, saying, Tamar your daughter in law has played the harlot...
Leviticus 20:10 And the man that commits adultery with another man's wife, even he that commits adultery with his neighbor's wife...
Deuteronomy 22:21-24 Then they shall bring out the damsel to the door of her father's house, and the men of her city shall stone her with stones that she die...
John 8:4,5 They say to him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act...
Deuteronomy 24:1-4 When a man has taken a wife, and married her, and it come to pass that she find no favor in his eyes...
Mark 10:4 And they said, Moses suffered to write a bill of divorce, and to put her away.
Matthew 1:19 Parallel CommentariesDetermined Disgrace Divorce Example Husband Intended Joseph Kind-Hearted Mind Minded Planned Privately Privily Public Publicly Purposed Quietly Release Resolved Righteous Secretly Shame Unwilling Upright Wanting WillingDetermined Disgrace Divorce Example Husband Intended Joseph Kind-Hearted Mind Minded Planned Privately Privily Public Publicly Purposed Quietly Release Resolved Righteous Secretly Shame Unwilling Upright Wanting WillingTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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Deuteronomy 22:20 If, however, the charge is true and no proof of the young woman's virginity can be found,
Deuteronomy 22:23 If a man happens to meet in a town a virgin pledged to be married and he sleeps with her,
Deuteronomy 24:1 If a man marries a woman who becomes displeasing to him because he finds something indecent about her, and he writes her a certificate of divorce, gives it to her and sends her from his house,
John 8:4 and said to Jesus, "Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery.
John 8:5 In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women.Now what do you say?"
Acts 27:39 When daylight came, they did not recognize the land, but they saw a bay with a sandy beach, where they decided to run the ship aground if they could.
2 Corinthians 1:15 Because I was confident of this, I wanted to visit you first so that you might benefit twice.