Matthew 1

The Genealogy of Jesus Christ

a The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ b the son of David c the son of Abraham.

d Abraham was the father of Isaac, and e Isaac the father of Jacob, and f Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, and 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 4
and Ram the father of Amminadab, and Amminadab the father of Nahshon, and Nahshon the father of Salmon, and Salmon the father of Boaz by i Rahab, and Boaz the father of Obed by Ruth, and Obed the father of Jesse, and j Jesse the father of David the king.

And k David was the father of Solomon by l the wife of Uriah,
and 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 8
and Asaph the father of Jehoshaphat, and Jehoshaphat the father of Joram o and Joram the father of Uzziah, and Uzziah the father of Jotham, and Jotham the father of Ahaz, and Ahaz the father of Hezekiah, 10 and 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,
11 and q Josiah the father of r Jechoniah and his brothers, at the time of the deportation to Babylon.

12 And after the deportation to Babylon: s Jechoniah was the father of t Shealtiel
Greek Salathiel; twice in this verse
and v Shealtiel the father of Zerubbabel,
13 and Zerubbabel the father of Abiud, and Abiud the father of Eliakim, and Eliakim the father of Azor, 14 and Azor the father of Zadok, and Zadok the father of Achim, and Achim the father of Eliud, 15 and Eliud the father of Eleazar, and Eleazar the father of Matthan, and Matthan the father of Jacob, 16 and Jacob the father of w Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom Jesus was born, who is called Christ.

17 So 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 Christ

18 Now the birth of y Jesus Christ
Some manuscripts  of the Christ
took place in this way. aa When 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 ac from the Holy Spirit.
19 And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling ad to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly. 20 But 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. 21 She 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).
24 When Joseph woke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him: he took his wife, 25 but knew her not until she had given birth to a son. And am he called his name Jesus.

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