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Matthew 1:20


When he had contemplated this, an 1  angel of the Lord 2  appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife, because the child conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.


Ge 31:11; Ge 46:3; Nu 12:6; Jud 13:3,8,9; 1Ki 17:13; Job 4:13-16; Job 33:15-17; Ps 25:8,9; Ps 94:19; Ps 119:125; Ps 143:8; Pr 3:5,6; Pr 12:5; Isa 7:2,13; Isa 26:3; Isa 30:21; Isa 51:7; Jer 31:22; Jer 33:26; Jer 40:9; Joe 2:28; Mt 1:18; Mt 2:13,19,22; Mt 28:5; Lu 1:10-13,19,26-38; Lu 1:30; Lu 2:4; Lu 2:8-14

NET © Notes

tn Grk “behold, an angel.” The Greek word ἰδού (idou) has not been translated because it has no exact English equivalent here, but adds interest and emphasis (BDAG 468 s.v. 1).

tn Or “the angel of the Lord.” Linguistically, “angel of the Lord” is the same in both testaments (and thus, he is either “an angel of the Lord” or “the angel of the Lord” in both testaments). For arguments and implications, see ExSyn 252; M. J. Davidson, “Angels,” DJG, 9; W. G. MacDonald argues for “an angel” in both testaments: “Christology and ‘The Angel of the Lord’,” Current Issues in Biblical and Patristic Interpretation, 324-35.

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