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Matthew 1

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CHAPTER 1
1The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
2Abraham begat Isaac. Isaac begat Jacob. Jacob begat Judah and his brethren.
3Judah begat Perez and Zara, of Thamar. Perez begat Esrom. Esrom begat Aram.
4Aram begat Amminadab. Ammin-adab begat Naasson. Naasson begat Salmon.
5Salmon begat Boaz, of Rachab. Boaz begat Obed, of Ruth. Obed begat Jesse.
6Jesse begat David the king. David the king begat Solomon, of her that was Uriah’s wife.
7Solomon begat Rehoboam. Reho-boam begat Abia. Abia begat Asa.
8Asa begat Jehoshaphat. Jehosha-phat begat Joram. Joram begat Uzziah.
9Uzziah begat Joatham. Joatham begat Ahaz. Ahaz begat Hezekiah.
10Hezekiah begat Manasseh. Manas-seh begat Amon. Amon begat Josiah.
11Josiah begat Jechoniah and his brethren, into the transmigration of Babylon.
12And after the transmigration of Babylon, Jechoniah begat Salathiel. Salathiel begat Zerubbabel.
13Zerubbabel begat Abiud. Abiud begat Eliakim. Eliakim begat Azor.
14Azor begat Zadok. Zadok begat Achim. Achim begat Elihud.
15Elihud begat Eleazar. Eleazar begat Matthan. Matthan begat Jacob.
16Jacob begat Joseph, the husband of Mary, of whom Jesus was born, that is called Christ.
17And so all the generations from Abraham to David be fourteen generations, and from David to the transmigration of Babylon be fourteen generations, and from the trans-migration of Babylon to Christ be fourteen generations.
18But the generation of Christ was thus. When Mary, the mother of Jesus, was espoused to Joseph, before that they came together, she was found having of the Holy Ghost in the womb.
19And Joseph, her husband, for he was rightful [or a just man], and would not publish her, he would privily have left her.
20But while he thought these things, lo! the angel of the Lord appeared to him in sleep, and said, Joseph, the son of David, do not thou dread to take Mary, thy wife; for that thing that is born in her is of the Holy Ghost.
21And she shall bear a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus; for he shall make his people safe from their sins.
22For all this thing was done, that it should be fulfilled, that was said of the Lord by a prophet, saying,
23Lo! a virgin shall have in [the] womb, and she shall bear a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, that is to say, God with us.
24And Joseph rose [up] from sleep, and did as the angel of the Lord commanded him, and took Mary, his wife;
25and he knew her not, till she had born her first begotten son, and he called his name Jesus.
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The Ancestors of Jesus Christ
(Lk 3.23–38)
1This is the list of the ancestors of Jesus Christ, a descendant of David, who was a descendant of Abraham.
2-6aFrom Abraham to King David, the following ancestors are listed: Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Judah and his brothers; then Perez and Zerah (their mother was Tamar), Hezron, Ram, Amminadab, Nahshon, Salmon, Boaz (his mother was Rahab), Obed (his mother was Ruth), Jesse, and King David.
6b-11 # 2 Kgs 24.14–15; 2 Chr 36.10; Jer 27.20 From David to the time when the people of Israel were taken into exile in Babylon, the following ancestors are listed: David, Solomon (his mother was the woman who had been Uriah's wife), Rehoboam, Abijah, Asa, Jehoshaphat, Jehoram, Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, Hezekiah, Manasseh, Amon, Josiah, and Jehoiachin and his brothers.
12-16From the time after the exile in Babylon to the birth of Jesus, the following ancestors are listed: Jehoiachin, Shealtiel, Zerubbabel, Abiud, Eliakim, Azor, Zadok, Achim, Eliud, Eleazar, Matthan, Jacob, and Joseph, who married Mary, the mother of Jesus, who was called the Messiah.
17So then, there were fourteen generations from Abraham to David, and fourteen from David to the exile in Babylon, and fourteen from then to the birth of the Messiah.
The Birth of Jesus Christ
(Lk 2.1–7)
18 # Lk 1.27 This was how the birth of Jesus Christ took place. His mother Mary was engaged to Joseph, but before they were married, she found out that she was going to have a baby by the Holy Spirit. 19Joseph was a man who always did what was right, but he did not want to disgrace Mary publicly; so he made plans to break the engagement privately. 20While he was thinking about this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph, descendant of David, do not be afraid to take Mary to be your wife. For it is by the Holy Spirit that she has conceived. 21#Lk 1.31She will have a son, and you will name him Jesus — because he will save his people from their sins.”
22Now all this happened in order to make what the Lord had said through the prophet come true, 23#Is 7.14 (LXX)“A virgin will become pregnant and have a son, and he will be called Immanuel” (which means, “God is with us”).
24So when Joseph woke up, he married Mary, as the angel of the Lord had told him to do. 25#Lk 2.21But he had no sexual relations with her before she gave birth to her son. And Joseph named him Jesus.