The arecord of the genealogy of bJesuscthe Messiah, 1the son of David, 2the son of Abraham :
2Abrahamdwas the father of Isaac, eIsaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of fJudah and his brothers.
3Judah was the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar, 3Perez was the father of Hezron, and Hezron the father of gRam.
4Ram was the father of Amminadab, Amminadab the father of Nahshon, and Nahshon the father of Salmon.
5Salmon was the father of Boaz by Rahab, Boaz was the father of Obed by Ruth, and Obed the father of Jesse.
6Jesse was the father of David the king. David4was the father of Solomon by hBathsheba who had been the wife of Uriah.
7Solomon5was the father of Rehoboam, Rehoboam the father of Abijah, and Abijah the father of iAsa.
8Asa was the father of Jehoshaphat, Jehoshaphat the father of jJoram, and Joram the father of Uzziah.
9Uzziah was the father of kJotham, Jotham the father of Ahaz, and Ahaz the father of Hezekiah.
10Hezekiah was the father of Manasseh, Manasseh the father of lAmon, and Amon the 6father of Josiah.
11Josiahbecame the father of mJeconiah and his brothers, at the time of the 7deportation to Babylon.
12After the 8deportation to Babylon : Jeconiahbecame the father of nShealtiel, and Shealtiel the father of Zerubbabel.
13Zerubbabel was the father of oAbihud, Abihud the father of Eliakim, and Eliakim the father of Azor.
14Azor was the father of Zadok, Zadok the father of Achim, and Achim the father of Eliud.
15Eliud was the father of Eleazar, Eleazar the father of Matthan, and Matthan the father of Jacob.
16Jacob was the father of Joseph the husband of Mary, by whomJesus was born, 9who is calledpthe Messiah.
17Soall the generations from Abraham to David are fourteengenerations ; from David to the 10deportation to Babylon, fourteengenerations ; and from the 11deportation to Babylon to qthe Messiah, fourteengenerations.
18Now the birth of JesusrChrist was as follows : when His 12motherMary had been sbetrothed to Joseph, before they cametogether she was 13found to be with child by the HolySpirit.
And Joseph her husband, being a righteousman and not wanting to disgrace her, plannedt14to send her awaysecretly.
But when he had consideredthis, behold, an angel of the Lordappeared to him in a dream, saying, "15Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to takeMary as your wife ; for uthe Child who has been vconceived in her is of the HolySpirit.
"She will bear a Son ; and 16you shall call His nameJesus, for wHe 17will save His people from their sins."
22Nowallthisxtookplace to fulfillwhat was 18spoken by the Lordthrough the prophet :
"19BEHOLD, THE VIRGIN SHALL BE WITH 20CHILD AND SHALL BEAR A SON, AND THEY SHALL CALL HIS NAMEyIMMANUEL," whichtranslatedmeans, "21GOD WITH US."
And Josephzawoke from his sleep and did as the angel of the Lordcommanded him, and took Mary as his wife,
25aabut kept her a virginuntil she 22gavebirth to a Son ; and 23he called His nameJesus.