Matthew 1

[1] The genealogy of JESUS CHRIST, son of David, son of Abraham.

[2] Abraham begat Isaak, and Isaak begat Jacob, and Jacob begat Judas and his brethren, [3] and Judas had Phares and Zara by Thamar, and Phares begat Esrom, and Esrom begat Aram, [4] and Aram begat Aminadab, and Aminadab begat Naasson, and Naasson begat Salmon, [5] and Salmon had Boaz by Rahab, and Boaz had Obed by Ruth, and Obed begat Jesse, [6] and Jesse begat David the king, and David the king had Solomon by her who had been the wife of Urias, [7] and Solomon begat Roboam, and Roboam begat Abia, and Abia begat Asa, [8] and Asa begat Josaphat, and Josaphat begat Joram, and Joram begat Ozias, [9] and Ozias begat Jotham, and Jotham begat Achaz,and Achaz begat Hezekias, [10] and Hezekias begat Manasses, and Manasses begat Amon, and Amon begat Josias, [11] and Josias begat Jechonias and those brothers of his at the removal to Babylon, [12] and after the removal to Babylon Jechonias begat Salathiel, and Salathiel begat Zorobabel, [13] and Zorobabel begat Abiud, and Abiud begat Eliakim, and Eliakim begat Azor, [14] and Azor begat Sadok, and Sadok begat Achim, and Achim begat Eliud, [15] and Eliud begat Eliazar, and Eliazar begat Matthan, and Matthan begat Jacob; [16] and Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born JESUS who is called the CHRIST: [17] all the generations therefore from Abraham to David were fourteen generations, and from David to the removal to Babylon there were fourteen generations, and from the removal to Babylon till the Christ fourteen generations, [18] and the genealogy of Jesus Christ was thus; for his mother Mary having been espoused to Joseph was, before they came together, found to be with child by the holy Spirit, [19] and Joseph her husband, being a just man and not willing to expose her, determined to divorce her privately; [20] but while he was thinking of this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said to him, "Joseph, son of David, fear not to take home Mary thy wife; for her pregnancy is from the Holy Spirit [21] and she will bear a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS, for he will save his people from their sins. [22] All this was done, so that there was a fulfilment of what was spoken by the prophet, saying, [23] "The virgin shall conceive and bear a son and thou shalt call his name Emmanuel," the meaning of which is, God with us: [24] so when Joseph awoke from his sleep he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him, and took home his wife, [25] but knew her not until she brought forth this her son, THE FIRST BORN; and he called his name Jesus.