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2 Abraham fathered* Isaac,
Isaac fathered Jacob,
Jacob fathered Judah and his brothers,e
Perez fathered Hezron,
Hezron fathered Aram,f
Amminadab fathered Nahshon,
Nahshon fathered Salmon,
Boaz fathered Obed by Ruth,
Obed fathered Jesse,g
FROM DAVID TO THE BABYLONIAN EXILE
Rehoboam fathered Abijah,
Abijah fathered Asa,C
8 AsaC fathered Jehoshaphat,
Jehoshaphat fathered Joram,D
Joram fathered Uzziah,i
Jotham fathered Ahaz,
Ahaz fathered Hezekiah,
Manasseh fathered Amon,E
Amon fathered Josiah,j
at the time of the exile to Babylon.k
12 After the exile to Babylon
Jeconiah fathered Shealtiel,
Shealtiel fathered Zerubbabel,
Abiud fathered Eliakim,
Eliakim fathered Azor,l
Zadok fathered Achim,
Achim fathered Eliud,
Eleazar fathered Matthan,
Matthan fathered Jacob,
who gave birth to Jesus who is called the Messiah.m
17 So all the generations from Abraham to David were fourteen generations; and from David until the exile to Babylon, fourteen generations; and from the exile to Babylon until the Messiah, fourteen generations.n
18 The birth of Jesus Christ came about this way: After his mother Mary had been engagedF to Joseph, it was discovered before they came together that she was pregnant from the Holy Spirit.o 19 So her husband, Joseph, being a righteous man,p and not wanting to disgrace her publicly, decided to divorce her secretly.q
20 But after he had considered these things, an angel of the Lord 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 from the Holy Spirit.r 21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to name him Jesus,s because he will save his people from their sins.”t
and give birth to a son,
and they will name him Immanuel,G
which is translated “God is with us.”u
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