The Genealogy of Jesus Christ
Matthew 1:1-17 (Luke 3:23-38)
(1) This is the book of the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah (Christ), the son of David, the son of Abraham.
(2) Abraham became the father of Isaac, Isaac of Jacob, Jacob of Judah and his brothers, (3) Judah of Perez and Zerah by Tamar, Perez of Hezron, Hezron of Ram, (4) Ram of Amminadab, Amminadab of Nahshon, Nahshon of Salmon, (5) Salmon of Boaz (whose mother was Rahab), Boaz of Obed (whose mother was Ruth), Obed of Jesse, (6) and Jesse of King David.
David was the father of Solomon (by the wife of Uriah), (7) Solomon of Rehoboam, Rehoboam of Abijah, Abijah of Asah, (8) Asah of Jehoshaphat, Jehoshaphat of Jehoram, Jehoram of Uzziah, (9) Uzziah of Jotham, Jotham of Ahaz, Ahaz of Hezekiah, (10) Hezekiah of Manasseh, Manasseh of Amon, Amon of Josiah, (11) Josiah of Jechoniah and his brothers, at the time of the Babylonian exile.
(12) After the exile to Babylon: Jechoniah became the father of Shealtiel, Shealtiel of Zerubbabel, (13) Zerubbabel of Abiud, Abiud of Eliakim, Eliakim of Azor, (14) Azor of Zadok, Zadok of Achim, Achim of Eliud, (15) Eliud of Eleazar, Eleazar of Matthan, Matthan of Jacob, (16) and Jacob of Joseph the husband of Mary, the mother of Jesus, who is called Messiah (Christ).
(17) So there were 14 generations in all from Abraham to David, 14 generations from David to the exile to Babylon, and 14 generations from the Babylonian exile to the Messiah (Christ).
The Birth of Jesus
Matthew 1:18-25 (Luke 2:1-7)
(18) Now this is the story of the birth of Jesus the Messiah (Christ): While Mary was legally engaged to be married to Joseph, but before they were married, she was found to be with a child by the Holy Spirit. (19) Because Joseph—Mary’s husband-to-be—lived a righteous life and did not want to disgrace her in public, he decided to end his engagement with Mary in secret.
(20) But while Joseph was thinking about how to end his engagement with Mary, 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 the baby in her womb is from the Holy Spirit. (21) Mary’s first child will be a son, and you are to name him Jesus (a name that means “the Lord saves”), for he will save his people from their sins.”
(22) All this took place to fulfill what is written in Isaiah 7:14, (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 from his sleep, he did what the angel of the Lord had told him. He took Mary home as his wife, (25) but he did not have sexual intercourse with her before she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.