The Genealogy of Jesus Christ
1 1 The record of the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah , the son of David , the son of Abraham : 2 Abraham was the father of Isaac , Isaac the father of Jacob , and Jacob the father of 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 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 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 Asa . 8 Asa was the father of Jehoshaphat , Jehoshaphat the father of Joram , and Joram the father of Uzziah . 9 Uzziah was the father of Jotham , Jotham the father of Ahaz , and Ahaz the father of Hezekiah . 10 Hezekiah was the father of Manasseh , Manasseh the father of Amon , and Amon the father of Josiah . 11 Josiah became the father of Jeconiah and his brothers , at the time of the deportation to Babylon . 12 After the deportation to Babylon : Jeconiah became the father of Shealtiel , and Shealtiel the father of Zerubbabel . 13 Zerubbabel was the father of 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 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 the Messiah , fourteen generations .
The Birth of Jesus Christ
18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows : when His mother Mary had been 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  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 the Child who has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit . 21 "She will bear a Son ; and you shall call His name Jesus , for He will save His people from their sins ." 22 Now all this 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 IMMANUEL ," which translated means , " GOD WITH US." 24 And Joseph awoke from his sleep and did as the angel of the Lord commanded him, and took Mary as his wife , 25 but kept e her a virgin e until she gave birth to a Son ; and he called His name Jesus .
1:1 Lit "book"
1:1 Heb "Yeshua" ("Joshua"), meaning "The Lord saves"
1:1 Gr "Christos" ("Christ"), Gr for "Messiah", which means "Anointed One"
1:2 Lit "fathered", and throughout the genealogy
1:2 Lit "and...", and throughout the genealogy
1:2 Gr "Judas;" names of people in the Old Testament are given in their Old Testament form
1:3 Gr "Aram"
1:6 Lit "her of Uriah"
1:7 Gr "Asaph"
1:8 Also Gr for "Jehoram" in 2 King 8:16; cf 1 Chron 3:11
1:9 Gr "Joatham"
1:10 Gr "Amos"
1:11 "Jehoiachin" in 2 Kin 24:15
1:12 Gr "Salathiel"
1:13 Gr "Abioud", usually spelled "Abiud"
1:16 Gr "Christos" ("Christ")
1:17 Gr "Christos" ("Christ")
1:18 I.e. The Messiah
1:18 The first stage of marriage in Jewish culture, usually lasting for a year before the wedding night, more legal than an engagement
1:19 Or "to divorce her"
1:20 Lit "that which"
1:20 Lit "begotten"
1:21 Lit "He Himself"
1:22 Lit "has happened"
1:23 Or "Emmanuel"
1:24 Lit "got up"
1:25 Lit "and was not knowing her"