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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.