1This is a record of the family line of Jesus Christ. He is the son of David. He is also the son of Abraham.2Abraham was the father of Isaac. Isaac was the father of Jacob. Jacob was the father of Judah and his brothers.3Judah was the father of Perez and Zerah. Tamar was their mother. Perez was the father of Hezron. Hezron was the father of Ram.4Ram was the father of Amminadab. Amminadab was the father of Nahshon. Nahshon was the father of Salmon.5Salmon was the father of Boaz. Rahab was Boaz's mother. Boaz was the father of Obed. Ruth was Obed's mother. Obed was the father of Jesse.6And Jesse was the father of King David. David was the father of Solomon. Solomon's mother had been Uriah's wife.7Solomon was the father of Rehoboam. Rehoboam was the father of Abijah. Abijah was the father of Asa.8Asa was the father of Jehoshaphat. Jehoshaphat was the father of Jehoram. Jehoram was the father of Uzziah.9Uzziah was the father of Jotham. Jotham was the father of Ahaz. Ahaz was the father of Hezekiah.10Hezekiah was the father of Manasseh. Manasseh was the father of Amon. Amon was the father of Josiah.11And Josiah was the father of Jeconiah and his brothers. At that time, the Jewish people were forced to go away to Babylon.12After this, the family line continued. Jeconiah was the father of Shealtiel. Shealtiel was the father of Zerubbabel.13Zerubbabel was the father of Abiud. Abiud was the father of Eliakim. Eliakim was the father of Azor.14Azor was the father of Zadok. Zadok was the father of Akim. Akim was the father of Eliud.15Eliud was the father of Eleazar. Eleazar was the father of Matthan. Matthan was the father of Jacob.16Jacob was the father of Joseph. Joseph was the husband of Mary. And Mary gave birth to Jesus, who is called Christ.17So there were 14 generations from Abraham to David. There were 14 from David until the Jewish people were forced to go away to Babylon. And there were 14 from that time to the Christ.
Jesus Christ Is Born
18This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about. His mother Mary and Joseph had promised to get married. But before they started to live together, it became clear that she was going to have a baby. She became pregnant by the power of the Holy Spirit.19Her husband Joseph was a godly man. He did not want to put her to shame in public. So he planned to divorce her quietly.20But as Joseph was thinking about this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream. The angel said, “Joseph, son of David, don't be afraid to take Mary home as your wife. The baby inside her is from the Holy Spirit.21She is going to have a son. You must give him the name Jesus. That is because he will save his people from their sins.”22All of this took place to bring about what the Lord had said would happen. He had said through the prophet,23“The virgin is going to have a baby. She will give birth to a son. And he will be called Immanuel.” The name Immanuel means “God with us.” (Isa 7:14)24Joseph woke up. He did what the angel of the Lord commanded him to do. He took Mary home as his wife.25But he did not make love to her until after she gave birth to a son. And Joseph gave him the name Jesus.
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The Genealogy of Jesus Christ
1The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. (Ge 22:18; 2Sa 7:12; Ps 132:11; Isa 11:1; Jer 23:5; Lu 1:32; Lu 1:69; Lu 3:23; Joh 7:42; Ac 2:30; Ac 13:23; Ro 1:3; Ga 3:16; 2Ti 2:8; Re 22:16)2Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, (Ge 21:3; Ge 25:26; Ge 29:35)3and Judah the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar, and Perez the father of Hezron, and Hezron the father of Ram, (Ru 4:18; 1Ch 2:1)4and Ram the father of Amminadab, and Amminadab the father of Nahshon, and Nahshon the father of Salmon,5and Salmon the father of Boaz by Rahab, and Boaz the father of Obed by Ruth, and Obed the father of Jesse, (Jos 6:25)6and Jesse the father of David the king. And David was the father of Solomon by the wife of Uriah, (1Sa 16:1; 1Sa 17:12; 2Sa 12:10; 2Sa 12:24)7and Solomon the father of Rehoboam, and Rehoboam the father of Abijah, and Abijah the father of Asaph, (1Ch 3:10)8and Asaph the father of Jehoshaphat, and Jehoshaphat the father of Joram, and Joram the father of Uzziah, (2Ki 15:1; 1Ch 3:11)9and Uzziah the father of Jotham, and Jotham the father of Ahaz, and Ahaz the father of Hezekiah,10and Hezekiah the father of Manasseh, and Manasseh the father of Amos, and Amos the father of Josiah,11and Josiah the father of Jechoniah and his brothers, at the time of the deportation to Babylon. (1Ch 3:15; Es 2:6; Jer 24:1; Jer 27:20)12And after the deportation to Babylon: Jechoniah was the father of Shealtiel, and Shealtiel the father of Zerubbabel, (1Ch 3:17; Ezr 3:2; Lu 3:27)13and Zerubbabel the father of Abiud, and Abiud the father of Eliakim, and Eliakim the father of Azor,14and Azor the father of Zadok, and Zadok the father of Achim, and Achim the father of Eliud,15and Eliud the father of Eleazar, and Eleazar the father of Matthan, and Matthan the father of Jacob,16and Jacob the father of Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom Jesus was born, who is called Christ. (Lu 3:23)17So all the generations from Abraham to David were fourteen generations, and from David to the deportation to Babylon fourteen generations, and from the deportation to Babylon to the Christ fourteen generations. (Mt 2:4; Mt 11:2; Mt 16:16; Mt 22:42; Mt 23:10; Mr 8:29; Lu 3:15; Joh 1:41; Joh 4:25)
The Birth of Jesus Christ
18Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. (Mt 1:1; Mt 1:16; Mr 1:1; Lu 1:27; Lu 1:35; Joh 1:17; Joh 17:3)19And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly. (De 24:1)20But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. (Mt 2:12; Mt 2:13; Mt 2:19; Mt 2:22)21She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” (Mt 1:25; Lu 1:31; Lu 2:11; Lu 2:21; Ac 3:26; Ac 4:12; Ac 5:31; Ac 13:23; Ac 13:38)22All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet: (Mt 2:15; Mt 2:23; Mt 4:14; Mt 21:4; Mt 26:56; Mr 14:49; Joh 19:36)23“Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel” (which means, God with us). (Isa 7:14; Isa 8:8; Isa 8:10; Mt 28:20)24When Joseph woke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him: he took his wife,25but knew her not until she had given birth to a son. And he called his name Jesus. (Mt 1:21)