This is a record of the ancestors of Jesus the Messiah, a descendant of David and of Abraham:*
Isaac was the father of Jacob.
Jacob was the father of Judah and his brothers.
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 was the father of Obed (whose mother was Ruth).
Obed was the father of Jesse.
David was the father of Solomon (whose mother was Bathsheba, the widow of Uriah).
Rehoboam was the father of Abijah.
Abijah was the father of Asa.*
Jehoshaphat was the father of Jehoram.*
Jehoram was the father* 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 father of Jehoiachin* and his brothers (born at the time of the exile to Babylon).
Jehoiachin was the father of Shealtiel.
Shealtiel was the father 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.
Mary gave birth to Jesus, who is called the Messiah.
18 This is how Jesus the Messiah was born. His mother, Mary, was engaged to be married to Joseph. But before the marriage took place, while she was still a virgin, she became pregnant through the power of the Holy Spirit. 19 Joseph, to whom she was engaged, was a righteous man and did not want to disgrace her publicly, so he decided to break the engagement* quietly.
20 As he considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream. “Joseph, son of David,” the angel said, “do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife. For the child within her was conceived by the Holy Spirit. 21 And she will have a son, and you are to name him Jesus,* for he will save his people from their sins.”
She will give birth to a son,
and they will call him Immanuel,*
which means ‘God is with us.’ ”
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