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Matthew 1:13-23 NIV

13 Zerubbabel the father of Abihud, Abihud the father of Eliakim, Eliakim the father of Azor,
14 Azor the father of Zadok, Zadok the father of Akim, Akim the father of Elihud,
15 Elihud the father of Eleazar, Eleazar the father of Matthan, Matthan the father of Jacob,
16 and Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary, and Mary was the mother of Jesus who is called the Messiah.

References for Matthew 1:16

17 Thus there were fourteen generations in all from Abraham to David, fourteen from David to the exile to Babylon, and fourteen from the exile to the Messiah.

Joseph Accepts Jesus as His Son

18 This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came abouta : His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit.

References for Matthew 1:18

    • d 1:18 - Or "The origin of Jesus the Messiah was like this"
      19 Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yetb did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.

      References for Matthew 1:19

        • e 1:19 - Or "was a righteous man and"
          20 But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.

          References for Matthew 1:20

          21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus,c because he will save his people from their sins.”

          References for Matthew 1:21

            • f 1:21 - "Jesus" is the Greek form of "Joshua," which means "the " Lord"saves."
              22 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet:

              References for Matthew 1:22

              23 “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel”d (which means “God with us”).

              References for Matthew 1:23

              Study tools for Matthew 1:13-23

              • a 1:1 - Or "is an account of the origin"
              • b 1:1 - Or "Jesus Christ" . "Messiah" (Hebrew) and "Christ" (Greek) both mean "Anointed One" ; also in verse 18.
              • c 1:11 - That is, Jehoiachin; also in verse 12
              • d 1:18 - Or "The origin of Jesus the Messiah was like this"
              • e 1:19 - Or "was a righteous man and"
              • f 1:21 - "Jesus" is the Greek form of "Joshua," which means "the " Lord"saves."
              • g 1:23 - Isaiah 7:14