Matthew 1:1–25

Genealogy of Christ

Ruth 4:18–22; 1 Chr. 1:34, 2:1–15; Luke 3:31–34

1 The book of the agenealogy 1of Jesus Christ, bthe Son of David, cthe Son of Abraham:

dAbraham begot Isaac, eIsaac begot Jacob, and Jacob begot fJudah and his brothers. gJudah begot Perez and Zerah by Tamar, hPerez begot Hezron, and Hezron begot Ram. Ram begot Amminadab, Amminadab begot Nahshon, and Nahshon begot Salmon. Salmon begot iBoaz by Rahab, Boaz begot Obed by Ruth, Obed begot Jesse, and jJesse begot David the king.

kDavid the king begot Solomon by her 2who had been the wife of Uriah. lSolomon begot Rehoboam, Rehoboam begot mAbijah, and Abijah begot 3Asa. Asa begot nJehoshaphat, Jehoshaphat begot Joram, and Joram begot oUzziah. Uzziah begot Jotham, Jotham begot pAhaz, and Ahaz begot Hezekiah. 10 qHezekiah begot Manasseh, Manasseh begot 4Amon, and Amon begot rJosiah. 11 sJosiah begot 5Jeconiah and his brothers about the time they were tcarried away to Babylon.

12 And after they were brought to Babylon, uJeconiah begot Shealtiel, and Shealtiel begot vZerubbabel. 13 Zerubbabel begot Abiud, Abiud begot Eliakim, and Eliakim begot Azor. 14 Azor begot Zadok, Zadok begot Achim, and Achim begot Eliud. 15 Eliud begot Eleazar, Eleazar begot Matthan, and Matthan begot Jacob. 16 And Jacob begot Joseph the husband of wMary, of whom was born Jesus who is called Christ.

17 So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations, from David until the captivity in Babylon are fourteen generations, and from the captivity in Babylon until the Christ are fourteen generations.

Birth of Christ

18 Now the xbirth of Jesus Christ was as follows: After His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child yof the Holy Spirit. 19 Then Joseph her husband, being 6a just man, and not wanting zto make her a public example, was minded to put her away secretly. 20 But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, afor that which is 7conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. 21 bAnd she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name 8Jesus, cfor He will save His people from their sins.”

22 So all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying: 23 d“Behold, 9the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.”

24 Then Joseph, being aroused from sleep, did as the angel of the Lord commanded him and took to him his wife, 25 and 1did not know her till she had brought forth eher 2firstborn Son. And he called His name Jesus.

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