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Matthew 1:22

Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,
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John Chrysostom

AD 407
To make what he said easier to understand, the angel makes reference to Isaiah, and not to Isaiah only but to God who speaks through Isaiah. For he does not refer this saying to Isaiah as such but to the God of all. Hence he did not say simply that “All this took place to fulfill what was spoken by Isaiah” but “All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet.” The mouth indeed was Isaiah’s, but the oracle was wafted from above. The Gospel of Matthew, Homily
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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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