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Matthew 1

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The Family Line of Jesus the Messiah
1This is the family line of Jesus the Messiah, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
2Abraham was the father of Isaac.
Isaac was the father of Jacob.
Jacob was the father of Judah and his brothers.
3Judah was the father of Perez and Zerah, and Tamar was their mother.
Perez was the father of Hezron.
Hezron was the father of Ram.
4Ram was the father of Amminadab.
Amminadab was the father of Nahshon.
Nahshon was the father of Salmon.
5Salmon was the father of Boaz, and Rahab was his mother.
Boaz was the father of Obed, and Ruth was his mother.
Obed was the father of Jesse.
6Jesse was the father of King David.
David was the father of Solomon, and his mother was Bathsheba, who had been Uriah’s wife.
7Solomon was the father of Rehoboam.
Rehoboam was the father of Abijah.
Abijah was the father of Asa.
8Asa was the father of Jehoshaphat.
Jehoshaphat was the father of Jehoram.
Jehoram was the father of Uzziah.
9Uzziah was the father of Jotham.
Jotham was the father of Ahaz.
Ahaz was the father of Hezekiah.
10Hezekiah was the father of Manasseh.
Manasseh was the father of Amon.
Amon was the father of Josiah.
11Josiah was the father of Jeconiah and his brothers. In their time, the Jewish people were taken into exile in Babylon.
12After the exile to Babylon, the family line continued.
Jeconiah was the father of Shealtiel.
Shealtiel was the father of Zerubbabel.
13Zerubbabel was the father of Abihud.
Abihud was the father of Eliakim.
Eliakim was the father of Azor.
14Azor was the father of Zadok.
Zadok was the father of Akim.
Akim was the father of Elihud.
15Elihud was the father of Eleazar.
Eleazar was the father of Matthan.
Matthan was the father of Jacob.
16Jacob was the father of Joseph.
Joseph was the husband of Mary, who was the mother of Jesus, who is called the Messiah.
17So there were 14 generations from Abraham to David, there were 14 generations from David until the Jewish people were taken into exile in Babylon, and there were 14 generations from that time until the Messiah.
Jesus is Born to a Virgin
18This is how Jesus the Messiah was born. His mother Mary had promised to marry a man named Joseph. But before they lived together, she became pregnant. This happened by the power of the Holy Spirit, but Joseph didn’t know that. 19He thought that Mary hadn’t been faithful to him. He wanted to follow the law of Moses and didn't want to put her to shame in public. So he planned to break up with her quietly.
20But as Joseph was thinking about this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream. The angel said, “Joseph, son of David, don’t be afraid to take Mary home as your wife. The baby inside her is from the Holy Spirit. 21She’s going to have a son, and you’re to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”
22All this took place to make what the Lord had said through the prophet Isaiah come true. He’d said, 23“The virgin is going to have a baby. She will give birth to a son, and he will be called Immanuel.” The name Immanuel means “God with us.”
24When Joseph got up the next morning, he did just what the angel of the Lord had commanded him to do. He took Mary home as his wife, 25but he didn’t sleep with her before she’d given birth to a son. And Joseph gave him the name Jesus.
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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.