Matthew 1:23, refers to the prophecy written in
Isaiah 7:14, glossing the name
Immanuel (Emmanuel, עמנואל) as "God with us":
- Ἐμμανουήλ: ὅ ἐστιν μεθερμηνευόμενον "Μεθ᾽ἡμῶν ὁ θεός"
- "Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us." (KJV)
Nobiscum Deus in
Latin, Μεθ᾽ἡμων ὁ Θεός (Meth himon o theos) in Greek, was a
battle cry of the late
Roman Empire and of the
Eastern Roman Empire. It is also a popular hymn of the
Eastern Orthodox Church, sung during the service of Great Compline (Μεγα Αποδειπνον). The
Church Slavonic translation is С Hами Бог (S Nami Bog).
It was used for the first time in German by the
 In the 17th century, the phrase Gott mit uns was used as a 'field word', a means of recognition akin to a password,
 by the army of
Gustavus Adolphus at the battles of
Lützen (1632) and
Wittstock (1636) in the
Thirty Years' War.
 In 1701,
Frederick I of Prussia changed his coat of arms as
Brandenburg. The electoral scepter had its own shield under the electoral cap. Below, the motto Gott mit uns appeared on the pedestal. Съ нами Богъ!" S nami Bog! was used as a motto by the