|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 Judah and his brethren;
3 And Judah 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 Uriah;
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 to Christ are fourteen generations.
18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was in this manner: When his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child by the Holy Spirit.
19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, purposed to put her away privately.
20 But while he thought on these things, the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take to thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is by the Holy Spirit.
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 from 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 to him his wife:
25 And knew her not till she had brought forth her first-born son: and he called his name JESUS.
Christian Meaning of Names found in this text:
|Abiud father of praise
||Abraham father of a great multitude
|Achaz one that takes, or possesses
||Achim preparing; revenging; confirming
|Aminadab same as Amminadab
||Amon faithful; true
|Aram highness, magnificence, one that deceives; curse
||Asa physician; cure
|Azor a helper; a court
||Babylon same as Babel
||David well-beloved, dear
|Eleazar help of God, court of God
||Eliakim resurrection of God
|Eliud God is my praise
||Emmanuel God with us
|Esrom dart of joy; division of a song
|Jacob that supplants, undermines; the heel
||Jesse gift; oblation; one who is
|Jesus savior; deliverer
||Joatham same as Jotham
|Joram to cast; elevated
||Josaphat same as Jehoshaphat
|Joseph increase; addition
||Judah the praise of the Lord; confession
|Mary same as Miriam
||Matthan same as Mattan
|Obed a servant; workman
||Ozias strength from the Lord
|Rachab same as Rahab
||Ruth drunk; satisfied
|Sadoc or Zadok, just; righteous
||Salathiel asked or lent of God
|Salmon peaceable; perfect; he that rewards
||So a measure for grain; vail
|Solomon peaceable; perfect; one who recompenses
||Uriah or Urijah, the Lord is my light or fire
|Zorobabel same as Zerubbabel