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1 The family tree of Jesus Christ, David's son, Abraham's son: 1 A record of the genealogy of Jesus Christ the son of David, the son of Abraham:
2 Abraham had Isaac, Isaac had Jacob, Jacob had Judah and his brothers, 2 Abraham was the father of Isaac, Isaac the father of Jacob, Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers,
3 Judah had Perez and Zerah (the mother was Tamar), Perez had Hezron, Hezron had Aram, 3 Judah the father of Perez and Zerah, whose mother was Tamar, Perez the father of Hezron, Hezron the father of Ram,
4 Aram had Amminadab, Amminadab had Nahshon, Nahshon had Salmon, 4 Ram the father of Amminadab, Amminadab the father of Nahshon, Nahshon the father of Salmon,
5 Salmon had Boaz (his mother was Rahab), Boaz had Obed (Ruth was the mother), Obed had Jesse, 5 Salmon the father of Boaz, whose mother was Rahab, Boaz the father of Obed, whose mother was Ruth, Obed the father of Jesse,
6 Jesse had David, and David became king. David had Solomon (Uriah's wife was the mother), 6 and Jesse the father of King David. David was the father of Solomon, whose mother had been Uriah's wife,
7 Solomon had Rehoboam, Rehoboam had Abijah, Abijah had Asa, 7 Solomon the father of Rehoboam, Rehoboam the father of Abijah, Abijah the father of Asa,
8 Asa had Jehoshaphat, Jehoshaphat had Joram, Joram had Uzziah, 8 Asa the father of Jehoshaphat, Jehoshaphat the father of Jehoram, Jehoram the father of Uzziah,
9 Uzziah had Jotham, Jotham had Ahaz, Ahaz had Hezekiah, 9 Uzziah the father of Jotham, Jotham the father of Ahaz, Ahaz the father of Hezekiah,
10 Hezekiah had Manasseh, Manasseh had Amon, Amon had Josiah, 10 Hezekiah the father of Manasseh, Manasseh the father of Amon, Amon the father of Josiah,
11 Josiah had Jehoiachin and his brothers, and then the people were taken into the Babylonian exile. 11 and Josiah the father of Jeconiah and his brothers at the time of the exile to Babylon.
12 When the Babylonian exile ended, Jehoiachin had Shealtiel, Shealtiel had Zerubbabel, 12 After the exile to Babylon: Jeconiah was the father of Shealtiel, Shealtiel the father of Zerubbabel,
13 Zerubbabel had Abiud, Abiud had Eliakim, Eliakim had Azor, 13 Zerubbabel the father of Abiud, Abiud the father of Eliakim, Eliakim the father of Azor,
14 Azor had Zadok, Zadok had Achim, Achim had Eliud, 14 Azor the father of Zadok, Zadok the father of Akim, Akim the father of Eliud,
15 Eliud had Eleazar, Eleazar had Matthan, Matthan had Jacob, 15 Eliud the father of Eleazar, Eleazar the father of Matthan, Matthan the father of Jacob,
16 Jacob had Joseph, Mary's husband, the Mary who gave birth to Jesus, the Jesus who was called Christ. 16 and Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.
17 There were fourteen generations from Abraham to David, another fourteen from David to the Babylonian exile, and yet another fourteen from the Babylonian exile to Christ. The Birth of Jesus 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 Christ.
18 The birth of Jesus took place like this. His mother, Mary, was engaged to be married to Joseph. Before they came to the marriage bed, Joseph discovered she was pregnant. (It was by the Holy Spirit, but he didn't know that.) 18 This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit.
19 Joseph, chagrined but noble, determined to take care of things quietly so Mary would not be disgraced. 19 Because Joseph her husband was a righteous man and did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.
20 While he was trying to figure a way out, he had a dream. God's angel spoke in the dream: "Joseph, son of David, don't hesitate to get married. Mary's pregnancy is Spirit-conceived. God's Holy Spirit has made her pregnant. 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.
21 She will bring a son to birth, and when she does, you, Joseph, will name him Jesus - 'God saves' - because he will save his people from their sins." 21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins."
22 This would bring the prophet's embryonic sermon to full term: 22 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet:
23 Watch for this - a virgin will get pregnant and bear a son; They will name him Emmanuel (Hebrew for "God is with us"). 23 "The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel"--which means, "God with us."
24 Then Joseph woke up. He did exactly what God's angel commanded in the dream: He married Mary. 24 When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife.
25 But he did not consummate the marriage until she had the baby. He named the baby Jesus. 25 But he had no union with her until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.