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2 Abraham fathered f Isaac,
Isaac fathered Jacob,
Jacob fathered Judah and his brothers, g
Perez fathered Hezron,
Hezron fathered Aram, h
Amminadab fathered Nahshon,
Nahshon fathered Salmon,
Boaz fathered Obed by Ruth,
Obed fathered Jesse, i
From David to the Babylonian Exile
Rehoboam fathered Abijah,
Abijah fathered Asa, l
8 Asa m fathered Jehoshaphat,
Jehoshaphat fathered Joram, n
Joram fathered Uzziah, o
Jotham fathered Ahaz,
Ahaz fathered Hezekiah,
Manasseh fathered Amon, p
Amon fathered Josiah, q
at the time of the exile to Babylon. r
12 Then after the exile to Babylon
Jechoniah fathered Shealtiel,
Shealtiel fathered Zerubbabel,
Abiud fathered Eliakim,
Eliakim fathered Azor, s
Zadok fathered Achim,
Achim fathered Eliud,
Eleazar fathered Matthan,
Matthan fathered Jacob,
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. v
18 The birth of Jesus Christ came about this way: After His mother Mary had been * engaged to Joseph, it was discovered before they came together that she was pregnant by the Holy Spirit. w 19 So her husband Joseph, being a righteous man, x and not wanting to disgrace her publicly, decided to divorce her secretly. y
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. z 21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to name Him Jesus, a b because He will save His people from their sins.” c
and give birth to a son,
and they will name Him Immanuel, d
which is translated “God is with us.” e
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