Matthew 1

Genealogy of Jesus Christ

1 The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.

(2) Abraham fathered Isaac; and Isaac fathered Jacob; and Jacob fathered Judas and his brethren;

(3) And Judas fathered Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares fathered Esrom; and Esrom fathered Aram;

(4) And Aram fathered Aminadab; and Aminadab fathered Naasson; and Naasson fathered Salmon;

(5) And Salmon fathered Booz of Rachab; and Booz fathered Obed of Ruth; and Obed fathered Jesse;

(6) And Jesse fathered David the king; and David the king fathered Solomon by her that had been the wife of Urias;

(7) And Solomon fathered Roboam; and Roboam fathered Abia; and Abia fathered Asa;

(8) And Asa fathered Josaphat; and Josaphat fathered Joram; and Joram fathered Ozias;

(9) And Ozias fathered Joatham; and Joatham fathered Achaz; and Achaz fathered Ezekias;

(10) And Ezekias fathered Manasses; and Manasses fathered Amon; and Amon fathered Josias;

(11) And Josias fathered Jechonias and his brethren, about the time they were carried away to Babylon.

(12) And after they were brought to Babylon, Jechonias fathered Salathiel; and Salathiel fathered Zorobabel;

(13) And Zorobabel fathered Abiud; and Abiud fathered Eliakim; and Eliakim fathered Azor;

(14) And Azor fathered Sadoc; and Sadoc fathered Achim; and Achim fathered Eliud;

(15) And Eliud fathered Eleazar; and Eleazar fathered Matthan; and Matthan fathered Jacob;

(16) And Jacob fathered Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.

(17) So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations, and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations, and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations.

Birth of Jesus

(18) Now the birth of Jesus Christ was this way: When his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.

(19) Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, had in mind to put her away privately.

(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, do not fear to take unto you Mary your wife: for the child who is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.

(21) And she shall give birth to a son, and you shall call his name JESUS; for he shall save his people from their sins."

(22) Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying,

(23) "Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall give birth to a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel," which being is interpreted, "God with us."

(24) Then Joseph being awaken from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him, and took unto him his wife,

(25) And did not know her until she had given birth to her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS.

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