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1 This is the family history of Jesus Christ. He came from the family of David, and David came from the family of Abraham.
2 Abraham was the father n of Isaac.
Isaac was the father of Jacob.
Jacob was the father of Judah and his brothers.
(Their mother was Tamar.)
Perez was the father of Hezron.
Hezron was the father of Ram.
Amminadab was the father of Nahshon.
Nahshon was the father of Salmon.
(Boaz’s mother was Rahab.)
Boaz was the father of Obed.
(Obed’s mother was Ruth.)
Obed was the father of Jesse.
David was the father of Solomon.
(Solomon’s mother had been Uriah’s wife.)
Rehoboam was the father of Abijah.
Abijah was the father of Asa. n
Jehoshaphat was the father of Jehoram.
Jehoram was the ancestor of Uzziah.
Jotham was the father of Ahaz.
Ahaz was the father of Hezekiah.
Manasseh was the father of Amon.
Amon was the father of Josiah.
11 Josiah was the grandfather of Jehoiachin n and his brothers.
(This was at the time that the people were taken to Babylon.)
Jehoiachin was the father of Shealtiel.
Shealtiel was the grandfather of Zerubbabel.
Abiud was the father of Eliakim.
Eliakim was the father of Azor.
Zadok was the father of Akim.
Akim was the father of Eliud.
Eleazar was the father of Matthan.
Matthan was the father of Jacob.
Joseph was the husband of Mary,
and Mary was the mother of Jesus.
Jesus is called the Christ.
17 So there were fourteen generations from Abraham to David. And there were fourteen generations from David until the people were taken to Babylon. And there were fourteen generations from the time when the people were taken to Babylon until Christ was born.
18 This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about. His mother Mary was engaged n to marry Joseph, but before they married, she learned she was pregnant by the power of the Holy Spirit. 19 Because Mary’s husband, Joseph, was a good man, he did not want to disgrace her in public, so he planned to divorce her secretly.
20 While Joseph thought about these things, an angel of the Lord came to him in a dream. The angel said, “Joseph, descendant of David, don’t be afraid to take Mary as your wife, because the baby in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21 She will give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus, n because he will save his people from their sins.”
22 All this happened to bring about what the Lord had said through the prophet: 23 “The virgin will be pregnant. She will have a son, and they will name him Immanuel,” n which means “God is with us.”
24 When Joseph woke up, he did what the Lord’s angel had told him to do. Joseph took Mary as his wife, 25 but he did not have sexual relations with her until she gave birth to the son. And Joseph named him Jesus.
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