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Matthew 1

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The Genealogy of Jesus the Messiah
1The #Lit bookrecord of the genealogy of #In Heb Yeshua (Joshua), meaning The Lord is salvationJesus the #From Gr Christos, which means Messiah (Heb for Anointed One)Messiah, the son of David, the son of Abraham:
2Abraham fathered Isaac, Isaac fathered Jacob, and Jacob fathered #Gr Judas; a name of a person in the Old Testament is given in its Old Testament formJudah and his brothers. 3Judah fathered Perez and Zerah by Tamar, Perez fathered Hezron, and Hezron fathered #Gr AramRam. 4Ram fathered Amminadab, Amminadab fathered Nahshon, and Nahshon fathered Salmon. 5Salmon fathered Boaz by Rahab, Boaz fathered Obed by Ruth, and Obed fathered Jesse. 6Jesse fathered David the king.
David fathered Solomon by #I.e., Bathshebaher who had been the wife of Uriah. 7Solomon fathered Rehoboam, Rehoboam fathered Abijah, and Abijah fathered #Gr AsaphAsa. 8Asa fathered Jehoshaphat, Jehoshaphat fathered #Also Gr for Jehoram in 2 Kin 8:16; cf. 1 Chr 3:11Joram, and Joram fathered Uzziah. 9Uzziah fathered #Gr JoathamJotham, Jotham fathered Ahaz, and Ahaz fathered Hezekiah. 10Hezekiah fathered Manasseh, Manasseh fathered #Gr AmosAmon, and Amon fathered Josiah. 11Josiah fathered #Jehoiachin in 2 Kin 24:15Jeconiah and his brothers, at the time of the deportation to Babylon.
12After the deportation to Babylon: Jeconiah fathered #Gr SalathielShealtiel, and Shealtiel fathered Zerubbabel. 13Zerubbabel fathered #Gr Abioud, usually spelled AbiudAbihud, Abihud fathered Eliakim, and Eliakim fathered Azor. 14Azor fathered Zadok, Zadok fathered Achim, and Achim fathered Eliud. 15Eliud fathered Eleazar, Eleazar fathered Matthan, and Matthan fathered Jacob. 16Jacob fathered Joseph the husband of Mary, by whom Jesus was born, who is called the #From Gr Christos, which means Messiah (Heb for Anointed One)Messiah.
17So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; from David to the deportation to Babylon, fourteen generations; and from the deportation to Babylon to the #See note v 16Messiah, fourteen generations.
Conception and Birth of Jesus
18Now the birth of Jesus the #See note v 16Messiah was as follows: when His mother Mary had been #Unlike engagement, a betrothed couple was considered married, but did not yet live togetherbetrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be pregnant by the Holy Spirit. 19And her husband Joseph, since he was a righteous man and did not want to disgrace her, planned to #Or divorce hersend her away secretly. 20But when he had thought this over, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife; for #Lit that whichthe Child who has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. 21She will give birth to a Son; and you shall name Him Jesus, for #Lit He HimselfHe will save His people from their sins.” 22Now all this #Lit has happenedtook place so that what was spoken by the Lord through #I.e., Isaiahthe prophet would be fulfilled: 23“Behold, the virgin will #Or be pregnantconceive and give birth to a Son, and they shall name Him #Gr EmmanuelImmanuel,” which translated means, “God with us.” 24And Joseph awoke from his sleep and did as the angel of the Lord commanded him, and took Mary as his wife, 25#Lit and did not know her intimatelybut kept her a virgin until she gave birth to a Son; and he named Him Jesus.
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1The family tree of Jesus Christ, David’s son, Abraham’s son:
2-6Abraham had Isaac,
Isaac had Jacob,
Jacob had Judah and his brothers,
Judah had Perez and Zerah (the mother was Tamar),
Perez had Hezron,
Hezron had Aram,
Aram had Amminadab,
Amminadab had Nahshon,
Nahshon had Salmon,
Salmon had Boaz (his mother was Rahab),
Boaz had Obed (Ruth was the mother),
Obed had Jesse,
Jesse had David,
and David became king.
6-11David had Solomon (Uriah’s wife was the mother),
Solomon had Rehoboam,
Rehoboam had Abijah,
Abijah had Asa,
Asa had Jehoshaphat,
Jehoshaphat had Joram,
Joram had Uzziah,
Uzziah had Jotham,
Jotham had Ahaz,
Ahaz had Hezekiah,
Hezekiah had Manasseh,
Manasseh had Amon,
Amon had Josiah,
Josiah had Jehoiachin and his brothers,
and then the people were taken into the Babylonian exile.
12-16When the Babylonian exile ended,
Jeconiah had Shealtiel,
Shealtiel had Zerubbabel,
Zerubbabel had Abiud,
Abiud had Eliakim,
Eliakim had Azor,
Azor had Zadok,
Zadok had Achim,
Achim had Eliud,
Eliud had Eleazar,
Eleazar had Matthan,
Matthan had Jacob,
Jacob had Joseph, Mary’s husband,
the Mary who gave birth to Jesus,
the Jesus who was called Christ.
17There 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
18-19The 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.) Joseph, chagrined but noble, determined to take care of things quietly so Mary would not be disgraced.
20-23While 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. 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.” This would bring the prophet’s embryonic sermon to full term:
Watch for this—a virgin will get pregnant and bear a son;
They will name him Immanuel (Hebrew for “God is with us”).
24-25Then Joseph woke up. He did exactly what God’s angel commanded in the dream: He married Mary. But he did not consummate the marriage until she had the baby. He named the baby Jesus.