Matthew 1

The Genealogy of Jesus Christ

1 aThe book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, bthe son of David, cthe son of Abraham.

2 dAbraham was the father of Isaac, and eIsaac the father of Jacob, and fJacob the father of Judah and his brothers, 3and gJudah the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar, and Perez the father of Hezron, and Hezron the father of Ram,
Greek Aram; also verse 4
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 iRahab, and Boaz the father of Obed by Ruth, and Obed the father of Jesse, 6and jJesse the father of David the king.

And kDavid was the father of Solomon by lthe wife of Uriah,
7and mSolomon the father of Rehoboam, and Rehoboam the father of Abijah, and Abijah the father of Asaph,
 Asaph is probably an alternate spelling of Asa; some manuscripts Asa; also verse 8
8and Asaph the father of Jehoshaphat, and Jehoshaphat the father of Joram, oand Joram the father of Uzziah, 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,
 Amos is probably an alternate spelling of Amon; some manuscripts Amon; twice in this verse
and Amos the father of Josiah,
11and qJosiah the father of rJechoniah and his brothers, at the time of the deportation to Babylon.

12And after the deportation to Babylon: sJechoniah was the father of tShealtiel,
Greek Salathiel; twice in this verse
and vShealtiel the father of Zerubbabel,
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 wJoseph the husband of Mary, of whom Jesus was born, who is called Christ.

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 xthe Christ fourteen generations.

The Birth of Jesus Christ

18Now the birth of yJesus Christ
Some manuscripts  of the Christ
took place in this way. aaWhen his mother Mary had been betrothed
That is, legally pledged to be married
to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child acfrom the Holy Spirit.
19And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling adto put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly. 20But as he considered these things, behold, aean 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. 21She will bear a son, and afyou shall call his name Jesus, agfor he will save his people from their sins.” 22 ahAll this took place aito fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet:

23 ajBehold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,
and they shall call his name akImmanuel

(which means, God alwith us).
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 amhe called his name Jesus.

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