b2 Sam. 7:12-16; Ps. 132:11; Isa. 11:1; Jer. 23:5; Luke 1:32, 69; John 7:42; Acts 2:30; 13:23; Rom. 1:3; 2 Tim. 2:8; Rev. 22:16
The Genealogy of Jesus Christ1 a The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ b the son of David c the son of Abraham. 2 d Abraham was the father of Isaac, and e Isaac the father of Jacob, and f Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, 3and g Judah the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar, and Perez the father of Hezron, and Hezron the father of Ram ▼
▼Greek Aram; also verse 44and Ram the father of Amminadab, and Amminadab the father of Nahshon, and Nahshon the father of Salmon, 5and Salmon the father of Boaz by i Rahab, and Boaz the father of Obed by Ruth, and Obed the father of Jesse, 6and j Jesse the father of David the king. And k David was the father of Solomon by l the wife of Uriah, 7and m Solomon 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 88and Asaph the father of Jehoshaphat, and Jehoshaphat the father of Joram o and 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 verseand Amos the father of Josiah, 11and q Josiah the father of r Jechoniah and his brothers, at the time of the deportation to Babylon. 12And after the deportation to Babylon: s Jechoniah was the father of t Shealtiel ▼
▼Greek Salathiel; twice in this verseand v Shealtiel 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 w Joseph 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 x the Christ fourteen generations.
The Birth of Jesus Christ18Now the birth of y Jesus Christ ▼
▼Some manuscripts of the Christtook place in this way. aa When his mother Mary had been betrothed ▼
▼That is, legally pledged to be marriedto Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child ac from the Holy Spirit. 19And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling ad to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly. 20But as he considered these things, behold ae 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. 21She will bear a son, and af you shall call his name Jesus ag for he will save his people from their sins.” 22 ah All this took place ai to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet: 23 aj “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,
and they shall call his name ak Immanuel”
(which means, God al with 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 am he called his name Jesus.
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