1This is the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah the son of David, the son of Abraham:2Abraham was the father of Isaac, Isaac the father of Jacob, Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers,3Judah the father of Perez and Zerah, whose mother was Tamar, Perez the father of Hezron, Hezron the father of Ram,4Ram the father of Amminadab, Amminadab the father of Nahshon, Nahshon the father of Salmon,5Salmon the father of Boaz, whose mother was Rahab, Boaz the father of Obed, whose mother was Ruth, Obed the father of Jesse,6and Jesse the father of King David. David was the father of Solomon, whose mother had been Uriah’s wife,7Solomon the father of Rehoboam, Rehoboam the father of Abijah, Abijah the father of Asa,8Asa the father of Jehoshaphat, Jehoshaphat the father of Jehoram, Jehoram the father of Uzziah,9Uzziah the father of Jotham, Jotham the father of Ahaz, Ahaz the father of Hezekiah,10Hezekiah the father of Manasseh, Manasseh the father of Amon, Amon the father of Josiah,11and Josiah the father of Jeconiah and his brothers at the time of the exile to Babylon.12After the exile to Babylon: Jeconiah was the father of Shealtiel, Shealtiel the father of Zerubbabel,13Zerubbabel the father of Abihud, Abihud the father of Eliakim, Eliakim the father of Azor,14Azor the father of Zadok, Zadok the father of Akim, Akim the father of Elihud,15Elihud the father of Eleazar, Eleazar the father of Matthan, Matthan the father of Jacob,16and Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary, and Mary was the mother of Jesus who is called the Messiah.17Thus there were fourteen generations in all from Abraham to David, fourteen from David to the exile to Babylon, and fourteen from the exile to the Messiah.
Joseph Accepts Jesus as His Son
18This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit.19Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.20But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.21She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”22All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet:23“The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”).24When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife.25But he did not consummate their marriage until she gave birth to a son. And he 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)