Matthew 1 New American Standard Bible

The Genealogy of Jesus Christ

1 1  The [1]record of the genealogy of [2]Jesus [3]the Messiah , the son of David , the son of Abraham : 2  Abraham [4]was the father of Isaac , [5]Isaac the father of Jacob , and Jacob the father of [6]Judah and his brothers . 3  Judah was the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar , Perez was the father of Hezron , and Hezron the father of [7]Ram . 4  Ram was the father of Amminadab , Amminadab the father of Nahshon , and Nahshon the father of Salmon . 5  Salmon was the father of Boaz by Rahab , Boaz was the father of Obed by Ruth , and Obed the father of Jesse . 6  Jesse was the father of David the king . David was the father of Solomon by [8]Bathsheba who had been the wife of Uriah . 7  Solomon was the father of Rehoboam , Rehoboam the father of Abijah , and Abijah the father of [9]Asa . 8  Asa was the father of Jehoshaphat , Jehoshaphat the father of [10]Joram , and Joram the father of Uzziah . 9  Uzziah was the father of [11]Jotham , Jotham the father of Ahaz , and Ahaz the father of Hezekiah . 10  Hezekiah was the father of Manasseh , Manasseh the father of [12]Amon , and Amon the father of Josiah . 11  Josiah became the father of [13]Jeconiah and his brothers , at the time of the deportation to Babylon . 12  After the deportation to Babylon : Jeconiah became the father of [14]Shealtiel , and Shealtiel the father of Zerubbabel . 13  Zerubbabel was the father of [15]Abihud , Abihud the father of Eliakim , and Eliakim the father of Azor . 14  Azor was the father of Zadok , Zadok the father of Achim , and Achim the father of Eliud . 15  Eliud was the father of Eleazar , Eleazar the father of Matthan , and Matthan the father of Jacob . 16  Jacob was the father of Joseph the husband of Mary , by whom Jesus was born , who is called [16]the Messiah . 17  So 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 [17]the Messiah , fourteen generations .

The Birth of Jesus Christ

18  Now the birth of Jesus [18]Christ was as follows : when His mother Mary had been [19]betrothed to Joseph , before they came together she was found to be with child e by the Holy Spirit . 19  And Joseph her husband , being a righteous man and not wanting to disgrace her, planned [20] to send her away secretly . 20  But when he had considered this , 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 [21]the Child who has been [22]conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit . 21  "She will bear a Son ; and you shall call His name Jesus , for [23]He will save His people from their sins ." 22  Now all this [24]took place to fulfill what was spoken by the Lord through the prophet : 23  " BEHOLD , THE VIRGIN SHALL BE WITH CHILD e AND SHALL BEAR A SON , AND THEY SHALL CALL HIS NAME [25]IMMANUEL ," which translated means , " GOD WITH US." 24  And Joseph [26]awoke from his sleep and did as the angel of the Lord commanded him, and took Mary as his wife , 25  [27]but kept e her a virgin e until she gave birth to a Son ; and he called His name Jesus .


[1] 1:1 Lit "book"

[2] 1:1 Heb "Yeshua" ("Joshua"), meaning "The Lord saves"

[3] 1:1 Gr "Christos" ("Christ"), Gr for "Messiah", which means "Anointed One"

[4] 1:2 Lit "fathered", and throughout the genealogy

[5] 1:2 Lit "and...", and throughout the genealogy

[6] 1:2 Gr "Judas;" names of people in the Old Testament are given in their Old Testament form

[7] 1:3 Gr "Aram"

[8] 1:6 Lit "her of Uriah"

[9] 1:7 Gr "Asaph"

[10] 1:8 Also Gr for "Jehoram" in 2 King 8:16; cf 1 Chron 3:11

[11] 1:9 Gr "Joatham"

[12] 1:10 Gr "Amos"

[13] 1:11 "Jehoiachin" in 2 Kin 24:15

[14] 1:12 Gr "Salathiel"

[15] 1:13 Gr "Abioud", usually spelled "Abiud"

[16] 1:16 Gr "Christos" ("Christ")

[17] 1:17 Gr "Christos" ("Christ")

[18] 1:18 I.e. The Messiah

[19] 1:18 The first stage of marriage in Jewish culture, usually lasting for a year before the wedding night, more legal than an engagement

[20] 1:19 Or "to divorce her"

[21] 1:20 Lit "that which"

[22] 1:20 Lit "begotten"

[23] 1:21 Lit "He Himself"

[24] 1:22 Lit "has happened"

[25] 1:23 Or "Emmanuel"

[26] 1:24 Lit "got up"

[27] 1:25 Lit "and was not knowing her"

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