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 Phar-es and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram;
4 And Aram begat A-min-a-dab; and Aminadab begat Na-as-son; and Naasson begat Salomn;
5 And Salmon begat Bo-oz of Ra-chab; 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 U-ri-as;
7 And Solomon begat Ro-bo-am; and Roboam begat A-bi-a; and Abia begat Asa;
8 And Asa begat Jos-a-phat; and Josaphat begat Joram; and Joram begat O-zi-as;
9 And O-zi-as begat Joa-tham; and Joatham begat A-chaz; and Achaz begat Ez-e-ki-as;
10 And Ez-e-ki-as begat Ma-nas-ses; and Manasses begat Amon; and Amon begat Josias;
11 And Josias begat Jech-o-ni-as and his brethren, about the time they were carried away to Babylon:
12 And after they were brought to Babylon, Jech-o-ni-as begat Sa-la-thi-el; and Salathiel begat Zo-rob-a-bel;
13 And Zo-rob-a-bel begat A-bi-ud; and Abuid begat E-li-a-kim; and Eliakim begat A-zor;
14 And A-zor begat Sadoc; and Sadoc begat A-chim; and Achim begat E-li-ud;
15 And E-li-ud begat El-e-a-zar; and Eleazar begat Mat-than; 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 public 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.