1 The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
1 This is a record of the life of Jesus the Messiah, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
1 The book of the ancestry (genealogy) of Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed), the son (descendant) of David, the son (descendant) of Abraham.
2 Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and his brethren;
2 Abraham fathered Isaac, Isaac fathered Jacob, and Jacob fathered Judah and his brothers.
2 Abraham was the father of Isaac, Isaac the father of Jacob, Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers,
3 And Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram;
3 Judah fathered Perez and Zerah by Tamar, Perez fathered Hezron, Hezron fathered Aram,
3 Judah the father of Perez and Zerah, whose mother was Tamar, Perez the father of Hezron, Hezron the father of Aram,
4 Ram was the father of Amminadab, Amminadab the father of Nahshon, and Nahshon the father of Salmon.
4 And Aram begat Aminadab; and Aminadab begat Naasson; and Naasson begat Salmon;
4 Aram fathered Amminadab,Amminadab fathered Nahshon,Nahshon fathered Salmon,
4 Aram fathered Amminadab, Amminadab fathered Nahshon, and Nahshon fathered Salmon.
4 Aram the father of Aminadab, Aminadab the father of Nahshon, Nahshon the father of Salmon,
5 Salmon was the father of Boaz by Rahab, Boaz was the father of Obed by Ruth, and Obed the father of Jesse.
5 And Salmon begat Booz of Rachab; and Booz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse;
5 Salmon fathered Boaz by Rahab, Boaz fathered Obed by Ruth, Obed fathered Jesse,
5 Salmon the father of Boaz, whose mother was Rahab, Boaz the father of Obed, whose mother was Ruth, Obed the father of Jesse,
6 And Jesse begat David the king; and David the king begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of Urias;
6 and Jesse fathered King David.
6 Jesse the father of King David, King David the father of Solomon, whose mother had been the wife of Uriah,
7 And Solomon begat Roboam; and Roboam begat Abia; and Abia begat Asa;
7 David fathered Solomon by the wife of Uriah, Solomon fathered Rehoboam, Rehoboam fathered Abijah, Abijah fathered Asaph,
7 Solomon the father of Rehoboam, Rehoboam the father of Abijah, Abijah the father of Asa,
8 And Asa begat Josaphat; and Josaphat begat Joram; and Joram begat Ozias;
8 Asaph fathered Jehoshaphat, Jehoshaphat fathered Joram, Joram fathered Uzziah,
8 Asa the father of Jehoshaphat, Jehoshaphat the father of Joram [Jehoram], Joram the father of Uzziah,
9 And Ozias begat Joatham; and Joatham begat Achaz; and Achaz begat Ezekias;
9 Uzziah fathered Jotham,Jotham fathered Ahaz,Ahaz fathered Hezekiah,
9 Uzziah fathered Jotham, Jotham fathered Ahaz, Ahaz fathered Hezekiah,
9 Uzziah the father of Jotham, Jotham the father of Ahaz, Ahaz the father of Hezekiah,
10 And Ezekias begat Manasses; and Manasses begat Amon; and Amon begat Josias;
10 Hezekiah fathered Manasseh, Manasseh fathered Amos, and Amos fathered Josiah.
10 Hezekiah the father of Manasseh, Manasseh the father of Amon, Amon the father of Josiah,
11 And Josias begat Jechonias and his brethren, about the time they were carried away to Babylon:
11 Josiah fathered Jechoniah and his brothers at the time of the deportation to Babylon.
11 And Josiah became the father of Jeconiah [also called Coniah and Jehoiachin] and his brothers about the time of the removal (deportation) to Babylon.
12 And after they were brought to Babylon, Jechonias begat Salathiel; and Salathiel begat Zorobabel;
12 Then after the exile to BabylonJechoniah fathered Shealtiel,Shealtiel fathered Zerubbabel,
12 After the deportation to Babylon, Jechoniah fathered Salathiel, Salathiel fathered Zerubbabel,
12 After the exile to Babylon, Jeconiah became the father of Shealtiel [Salathiel], Shealtiel the father of Zerubbabel,
13 And Zorobabel begat Abiud; and Abiud begat Eliakim; and Eliakim begat Azor;
13 Zerubbabel fathered Abiud, Abiud fathered Eliakim, Eliakim fathered Azor,
13 Zerubbabel the father of Abiud, Abiud the father of Eliakim, Eliakim the father of Azor,
14 Azor was the father of Zadok, Zadok the father of Achim, and Achim the father of Eliud.
14 And Azor begat Sadoc; and Sadoc begat Achim; and Achim begat Eliud;
14 Azor fathered Zadok,Zadok fathered Achim,Achim fathered Eliud,
14 Azor fathered Zadok, Zadok fathered Achim, Achim fathered Eliud,
14 Azor the father of Sadoc, Sadoc the father of Achim, Achim the father of Eliud,
15 Eliud was the father of Eleazar, Eleazar the father of Matthan, and Matthan the father of Jacob.
15 And Eliud begat Eleazar; and Eleazar begat Matthan; and Matthan begat Jacob;
15 Eliud fathered Eleazar,Eleazar fathered Matthan,Matthan fathered Jacob,
15 Eliud fathered Eleazar, Eleazar fathered Matthan, and Matthan fathered Jacob.
15 Eliud the father of Eleazar, Eleazar the father of Matthan, Matthan the father of Jacob,
16 And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.
16 Jacob fathered Joseph, the husband of Mary, who was the mother of Jesus, who is called the Messiah.
16 Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, Who is called the Christ. (the Messiah, the Anointed)
17 So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; from David to the (J)deportation to Babylon, fourteen generations; and from the (K)deportation to Babylon to (q)the Messiah, fourteen generations.
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.
17 So all the generations from Abraham to David totaled fourteen generations, and from David to the deportation to Babylon totaled fourteen generations, and from the deportation to Babylon to the Messiah there were fourteen generations.
17 So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen, from David to the Babylonian exile (deportation) fourteen generations, from the Babylonian exile to the Christ 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.
18 Now the birth of Jesus the Messiah happened in this way. When his mother Mary was engaged to Joseph, before they lived together she was discovered to be pregnant by the Holy Spirit.
18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place under these circumstances: When His mother Mary had been promised in marriage to Joseph, before they came together, she was found to be pregnant [through the power] of the Holy Spirit.
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.
19 Her husband Joseph, being a righteous man and unwilling to disgrace her, decided to divorce her secretly.
19 And her [promised] husband Joseph, being a just and upright man and not willing to expose her publicly and to shame and disgrace her, decided to repudiate and dismiss (divorce) her quietly and secretly.
20 But when he had considered this, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “(O)Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife; for (u)the Child who has been (v)conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.
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.
20 But after he had considered these things, an angel of the Lord suddenly appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, don’t be afraid to take Mary as your wife, because what has been conceived in her is by the Holy Spirit.(R)
20 After he had thought about it, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream. "Joseph, son of David," he said, "don't be afraid to take Mary as your wife, because what has been conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.
20 But as he was thinking this over, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, Joseph, descendant of David, do not be afraid to take Mary [as] your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of (from, out of) 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.
21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to name him Jesus, because he is the one who will save his people from their sins."
21 She will bear a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus [the Greek form of the Hebrew Joshua, which means Savior], for He will save His people from their sins [that is, prevent them from failing and missing the true end and scope of life, which is God].
22 Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,
22 Now all this took place to fulfill what was spoken by the Lord through the prophet:
22 Now all this happened to fulfill what was declared by the Lord through the prophet when he said,
22 All this took place that it might be fulfilled which the Lord had spoken through the prophet,
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.
23 "See, a virgin will become pregnant and give birth to a son, and they will name him Immanuel,"
23 Behold, the virgin shall become pregnant and give birth to a Son, and they shall call His name Emmanuel -- "which, when translated, means, 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:
24 which means, "God with us." When Joseph got up from his sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary as his wife.
24 Then Joseph, being aroused from his sleep, did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him: he took [her to his side as] his wife.
25 And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS.
25 He did not have marital relations with her until she had given birth to a son; and he named him Jesus.
25 But he had no union with her as her husband until she had borne her firstborn Son; and he called His name Jesus.
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