and Isaac fathered Jacob,
and Jacob fathered Judah and his brothers,
and Perez fathered Hezron,
and Hezron fathered Ram,
and Amminadab fathered Nahshon,
and Nahshon fathered Salmon,
and Boaz fathered Obed by Ruth,
and Obed fathered Jesse,
and Rehoboam fathered Abijah,
and Abijah fathered Asa,
and Jehoshaphat fathered Joram,
and Joram fathered Uzziah,
and Jotham fathered Ahaz,
and Ahaz fathered Hezekiah,
and Manasseh fathered Amon,
and Amon fathered Josiah,
and Shealtiel fathered Zerubbabel,
and Abiud fathered Eliakim,
and Eliakim fathered Azor,
and Sadoc fathered Achim,
and Achim fathered Eliud,
and Eleazar fathered Matthan,
and Matthan fathered Jacob,
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.
18Now 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.