1A recorda of the genealogy of Jesus Christ,b the son of David, the son of Abraham.
2Abraham 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 exile to Babylon.
12And after the exile 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 fatherc of Mary, from whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.
17So all the generations from Abraham to David are 14 generations, and from David to the exile to Babylon are 14 generations, and from the exile to Babylon to the Christ are 14 generations.
18Now the birth of Jesus Christ happened this way: his mother Mary was engaged to Joseph, but before they came together in marriage, it was discovered that she was pregnant fromd the Holy Spirit.
19Now Joseph her husband, being a righteous man and yet not wanting to disgrace her publicly, decided to divorce her secretly.
20But after he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife, because the child who has been conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.
21And she will give birth to a son, and you are to call his name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”
22Now all this took place with the result that what was spoken by the Lord through the prophet was fulfilled, saying,
23Behold! The virgin will be pregnant and will give birth to a son, and they will call his name Immanuele (which is translated as “God with us”).
24Then Joseph, awaking from sleep, did as the angel of the Lord commanded him and took Mary as his wife,
25but he did not know her sexually until she had given birth to her son. And he called his name Jesus.