Revised English Version    

The Good News According to Matthew  

Matthew Chapter 1  

The Genealogy of Jesus1A scroll of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.


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Abraham fathered Isaac,

and Isaac fathered Jacob,

and Jacob fathered Judah and his brothers,

3and Judah fathered Perez and Zerah of Tamar,

and Perez fathered Hezron,

and Hezron fathered Ram,

4and Ram fathered Amminadab,

and Amminadab fathered Nahshon,

and Nahshon fathered Salmon,

5and Salmon fathered Boaz by Rahab,

and Boaz fathered Obed by Ruth,

and Obed fathered Jesse,

6and Jesse fathered David the king.

And David fathered Solomon (by the wife of Uriah),

7and Solomon fathered Rehoboam,

and Rehoboam fathered Abijah,

and Abijah fathered Asa,

8and Asa fathered Jehoshaphat,

and Jehoshaphat fathered Joram,

and Joram fathered Uzziah,

9and Uzziah fathered Jotham,

and Jotham fathered Ahaz,

and Ahaz fathered Hezekiah,

10and Hezekiah fathered Manasseh,

and Manasseh fathered Amon,

and Amon fathered Josiah,

11and Josiah fathered Jechoniah and his brothers, at the time of the carrying away to Babylon.


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And after the carrying away to Babylon, Jechoniah fathered Shealtiel,

and Shealtiel fathered Zerubbabel,

13and Zerubbabel fathered Abiud,

and Abiud fathered Eliakim,

and Eliakim fathered Azor,

14and Azor fathered Sadoc,

and Sadoc fathered Achim,

and Achim fathered Eliud,

15and Eliud fathered Eleazar,

and Eleazar fathered Matthan,

and Matthan fathered Jacob,

16and Jacob fathered Joseph the father of Mary,

of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.

17So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations, and from David to the carrying away to Babylon are fourteen generations, and from the carrying away to Babylon to the Christ are fourteen generations. The Birth of Jesus18Now the birth of Jesus Christ happened this way: his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, but before they came together was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit. 19Now Joseph her husband, being righteous and yet not wanting to disgrace her publicly, decided to divorce her secretly. 20But while he was thinking about these things, Look!, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to favorably accept Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is by the Holy Spirit. 21And she will give birth to a son, and you are to call his name Jesus,a for it is he who will save his people from their sins.” 22Now all this took place with the result that what was spoken by Yahwehb through the prophet was fulfilled, saying, 23Look!, the virgin will be with child, and will give birth to a son, and they will call his name Immanuel,c (which translated, means, “God with us”). 24Then Joseph, awaking from sleep, did as the angel of Yahweh commanded him and took to himself his wife. 25But he did not know her sexually until she had given birth to a son. And he called his name Jesus.

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Jesus is the Greek form of the name “Joshua,” which means “Yahweh saves.” It was a common name at the time of Christ.
b[22]
God’s personal name. It occurs in the Shem-Tov Hebrew manuscript of Matthew.
c[23]
From Isa. 7:14.