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Matthew 1:19


Because Joseph, her husband to be, 1  was a righteous man, and because he did not want to disgrace her, he intended to divorce her 2  privately.


Ge 6:9; Ge 38:24; Le 19:20; Le 20:10; De 22:21-24; De 22:23,24; De 24:1-4; Ps 112:4,5; Mr 6:20; Mr 10:4; Lu 2:25; Joh 8:4,5; Ac 10:22

NET © Notes

tn Grk “husband.” See following note for discussion.

tn Or “send her away.”

sn In the Jewish context, “full betrothal was so binding that its breaking required a certificate of divorce, and the death of one party made the other a widow or widower (m. Ketub. 1:2; m. Sota 1:5; m. Git. passim…)” (R. H. Gundry, Matthew: A Commentary on his Literary and Theological Art, 21).

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