Matthew 1


The Genealogy of Jesus Christ

1The a historical record
Or The book of the genealogy
c of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, d the Son of Abraham: e

From Abraham to David

2 Abraham fathered
In vv. 2-16 either a son, as here, or a later descendant, as in v. 8
Isaac fathered Jacob,
Jacob fathered Judah and his brothers, g
3 Judah fathered Perez and Zerah by Tamar,
Perez fathered Hezron,
Hezron fathered Aram, h
4 Aram fathered Amminadab,
Amminadab fathered Nahshon,
Nahshon fathered Salmon,
5 Salmon fathered Boaz by Rahab,
Boaz fathered Obed by Ruth,
Obed fathered Jesse, i
6 and Jesse fathered King David.

From David to the Babylonian Exile

Other mss add King
David fathered Solomon by Uriah’s wife, k
7 Solomon fathered Rehoboam,
Rehoboam fathered Abijah,
Abijah fathered Asa,
Other mss read Asaph

8 Asa
Other mss read Asaph
fathered Jehoshaphat,
Jehoshaphat fathered Joram,
= Jehoram

Joram fathered Uzziah, o
9 Uzziah fathered Jotham,
Jotham fathered Ahaz,
Ahaz fathered Hezekiah,
10 Hezekiah fathered Manasseh,
Manasseh fathered Amon,
Other mss read Amos

Amon fathered Josiah, q
11 and Josiah fathered Jechoniah and his brothers
at the time of the exile to Babylon. r

From the Exile to the Messiah

12 Then after the exile to Babylon
Jechoniah fathered Shealtiel,
Shealtiel fathered Zerubbabel,
13 Zerubbabel fathered Abiud,
Abiud fathered Eliakim,
Eliakim fathered Azor, s
14 Azor fathered Zadok,
Zadok fathered Achim,
Achim fathered Eliud,
15 Eliud fathered Eleazar,
Eleazar fathered Matthan,
Matthan fathered Jacob,
16 and Jacob fathered Joseph the husband of Mary,
who gave birth to
Lit Mary, from whom was born
Jesus who is called the
Messiah: Or the Christ; the Greek word Christos means "the anointed one".
Messiah. v

17 So all the generations from Abraham to David were 14 generations; and from David until the exile to Babylon, 14 generations; and from the exile to Babylon until the Messiah, 14 generations. w

The Nativity of the Messiah

18 The birth of Jesus Christ came about this way: After His mother Mary had been
engaged: Jewish engagement was a binding agreement that could only be broken by divorce.
engaged to Joseph, it was discovered before they came together that she was pregnant by the Holy Spirit. y
19 So her husband Joseph, being a righteous man, z and not wanting to disgrace her publicly, decided to divorce her secretly. aa

20 But after he had considered these things, an angel of the Lord suddenly appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, don’t be afraid to take Mary as your wife, because what has been conceived in her is by the Holy Spirit. ab 21She will give birth to a son, and you are to name Him Jesus,
Jesus is the Gk form of the Hb name “Joshua,” which = “The Lord saves” or “Yahweh saves.”
ad because He will save His people from their sins.” ae

22 Now all this took place to fulfill what was spoken by the Lord through the prophet:

23 See, the virgin will become pregnant
and give birth to a son,
and they will name Him Immanuel, af
which is translated “God is with us.” ag

24When Joseph got up from sleeping, he did as the Lord’s angel had commanded him. He married her ah 25 but did not know her intimately until she gave birth to a son.
Other mss read to her firstborn son
And he named Him Jesus. aj
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