1 The History of the life of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
2 Abraham was the father of Isaac, Isaac the father of Jacob, Jacob the father of Judas and his brethren. 3 And Judas the father of Phares and Zara by Thamar, and Phares the father of Esrom, Esrom the father of Aram. 4 Aram the father of Aminadab, Aminadab the father of Naasson, Naasson the father of Salmon. 5 Salmon the father of Booz by Rachab, and Booz the father of Obed by Ruth, and Obed the father of Jesse. 6 And Jesse the father of David the king, and David had Solomon by her that had been the wife of Urias.
7 Solomon was the father of Roboam, Roboam the father of Abia, Abia the father of Asa. 8 Asa the father of Josaphat, Josaphat the father of Joram, Joram the father of Ozias. 9 Ozias the father of Joatham, Joatham the father of Achaz, Achaz the father of Ezekias. 10 Ezekias the father of Manasses, Manasses the father of Amon, Amon the father of Josias. 11 Josias the father of Jechonias and his brethren, about the time when the Jews were carried away to Babylon.
12 and after their transmigration to Babylon, Jechonias was father of Salathiel, Salathiel father of Zorobabel. 13 Zorobabel father of Abiud, Abiud father of Eliakim, Eliakim father of Azor. 14 And Azor father of Sadoc, Sadoc father of Achim, Achim father of Eliud. 15 Eliud father of Eleazar, Eleazar father of Matthan, Matthan father of Jacob. 16 Jacob father of 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 to the Babylonian transmigration, are fourteen generations: and from the Babylonian transmigration unto Christ, are fourteen generations.
18 Now the manner of Christ's birth was this: his mother Mary being promised in marriage to Joseph, before they came together, she became pregnant by the holy Spirit. 19 but Joseph her husband, being a good-natur'd man, and unwilling to expose her to publick shame, he designed to put her away privately.
20 but while he was revolving this in his mind, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, Joseph, the off-spring of David, don't make any difficulty of taking Mary for thy wife: for her pregnancy is from the holy Spirit. 21 and she shall be deliver'd of a son, to whom you shall give the name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins.
22 now by these events, that divine prediction of the Prophet had its full accomplishment, when he said, "Behold,
23 a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel," that is to say, God our Saviour.
24 Then Joseph being awak'd out of sleep, did as the angel of the Lord directed, and took his wife home, 25 but did not cohabit with her as a wife, before she had-brought forth her first-born son; whom he named JESUS.