The Genealogy of Jesus the Messiah
1 This is 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, Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers,
3 Judah the father of Perez and Zerah, whose mother was
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, whose mother was Rahab, Boaz
the father of Obed, whose mother was Ruth, Obed the father
6 and Jesse the father of King David.
David was the father of Solomon, whose mother had been
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
Jehoram, Jehoram 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 exile to Babylon.
12 After the exile to Babylon: Jeconiah was 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 Akim, Akim
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, and
Mary was the mother of Jesus who is called the Messiah.
17 Thus there were fourteen generations in all from Abraham
to David, fourteen from David to the exile to Babylon, and
fourteen from the exile to the Messiah.
Joseph Accepts Jesus as His Son
18 This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about:
His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but
before they came together, she was found to be pregnant
through the Holy Spirit. 19 Because Joseph her husband was a
righteous man and did not want to expose her to public
disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.
20 But after he had considered 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 home as your wife, because
what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21 She
will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name
Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”
22 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said
through the prophet: 23 “The virgin will conceive and give
birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which
means “God with us”).
24 When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord
had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. 25 But he
had no union with her until she gave birth to a son. And he
gave him the name Jesus.