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The Gospel according to Saint Matthew, chapter 1, New English Translation and King James Version

Chapter 1

New English Translation

   The Genealogy of Jesus Christ
   1 This is the record of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
   2 Abraham was the father of Isaac, Isaac the father of Jacob, Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, 3 Judah the father of Perez and Zerah (by Tamar), Perez the father of Hezron, Hezron the father of Ram, 4 Ram the father of Amminadab, Amminadab the father of Nahshon, Nahshon the father of Salmon, 5 Salmon the father of Boaz (by Rahab), Boaz the father of Obed (by Ruth), Obed the father of Jesse, 6 and Jesse the father of David the king. David was the father of Solomon (by the wife of Uriah), 7 Solomon the father of Rehoboam, Rehoboam the father of Abijah, Abijah the father of Asa, 8 Asa the father of Jehoshaphat, Jehoshaphat the father of Joram, Joram the father of Uzziah, 9 Uzziah the father of Jotham, Jotham the father of Ahaz, Ahaz the father of Hezekiah, 10 Hezekiah the father of Manasseh, Manasseh the father of Amon, Amon the father of Josiah, 11 and Josiah 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, Shealtiel the father of Zerubbabel, 13 Zerubbabel the father of Abiud, Abiud the father of Eliakim, Eliakim the father of Azor, 14 Azor the father of Zadok, Zadok the father of Achim, Achim the father of Eliud, 15 Eliud the father of Eleazar, Eleazar the father of Matthan, Matthan the father of Jacob, 16 and Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary, by whom Jesus was born, who is called Christ.
   17 So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations, and from David to the deportation to Babylon, fourteen generations, and from the deportation to Babylon to Christ, fourteen generations.
   The Birth of Jesus Christ
   18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ happened this way. While his mother Mary was engaged to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit. 19 Because Joseph, her husband to be, was a righteous man, and because he did not want to disgrace her, he intended to divorce her privately. 20 When he had contemplated this, an angel of the LORD appeared to him in a dream and said, "Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife, because the child conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21 She will give birth to a son and you will name him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins." 22 This all happened so that what was spoken by the LORD through the prophet would be fulfilled: 23 "Look! The virgin will conceive and bear a son, and they will call him Emmanuel, " which means "God with us." 24 When Joseph awoke from sleep he did what the angel of the LORD told him. He took his wife, 25 but did not have marital relations with her until she gave birth to a son, whom he named Jesus.

King James Version

   1 The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
   2 Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and his brethren;
   3 And Judas begat Phares and Zara of 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 begat Booz of Rachab; and Booz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse;
   6 And Jesse begat David the king; and David the king begat Solomon of her that 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 Joatham; and Joatham begat Achaz; and Achaz begat Ezekias;
   10 And Ezekias begat Manasses; and Manasses begat Amon; and Amon begat Josias;
   11 And Josias begat Jechonias and his brethren, about the time they were carried away to Babylon:
   12 And after they were brought 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 Sadoc; and Sadoc begat Achim; and Achim begat Eliud;
   15 And Eliud begat Eleazar; and Eleazar begat Matthan; and Matthan begat Jacob;
   16 And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.
   17 So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations.
   18 ¶ Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.
   19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a publick example, was minded to put her away privily.
   20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.
   21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
   22 Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,
   23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
   24 Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife:
   25 And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS.

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