I looked in Isaiah 7:14 the Hebrew for Immanuel: 8034 [e]

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’êl. אֵֽל׃
Immanuel Noun The only part is translated: ’êl! What does ·עִמָּ֥נוּ mean? I haven't had Hebrew in 30 years, but I want to know how it is translated?

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It means "with us". The preposition עִם (ʿim), meaning "with", is followed by the first person plural pronominal suffix נוּ- (-nû), meaning "us". (See GKC §103.) For the same phrase, see Isaiah 8:10b:

‏דַּבְּרוּ דָבָר וְלֹא יָקוּם כִּ֥י עִמָּ֖נוּ אֵל
Speak a word, but it will not stand, for God is with us. (ESV)


Matthew 1:23 actually gives you the interpretation without any use of a dictionary or commentary. And the beautiful thing about this commentary is it comes from the holy scriptures themselves. Which is one of the first rules for Bible study, to let scripture interpret scripture. In addition, you will find this referring to Jesus as the fulfillment of this name. He is not a third person in the Godhead, but very God manifest in the flesh, the messiah!1timothy 3:16,2Cor. 5:19.

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