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Matthew 1:20

But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, son of David, fear not to take unto you Mary your wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.
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How the Angel appeared to Joseph is declared in the words, “In his sleep;” that is, as Jacob saw the ladder offered by a kind of imagining to the eyes of his heart. Or, “to take her,” that is, in marriage union and continual converse.
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Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. - 2 Peter 1:20

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