1 This is the book of the generations of Jesus Christ: the son of David, the son also of Abraham.
2 Abraham begat Isaac; Isaac begat Jacob; Jacob begat Judah and his brethren; 3 Judah begat Perez and Zerah of Tamar; Perez begat Hezron; Hezron begat Ram; 4 Ram begat Amminadab; Amminadab begat Nahshon; Nahshon begat Salmon; 5 Salmon begat Boaz of Rahab; Boaz begat Obed of Ruth; Obed begat Jesse; 6 Jesse begat David the king: David the king begat Solomon of her that was the wife of Uriah:
7 Solomon begat Rehoboam; Rehoboam begat Abijah; Abijah begat Asa; 8 Asa begat Jehoshaphat; Jehoshaphat begat Joram; Joram begat Uzziah; 9 Uzziah begat Jotham; Jotham begat Ahaz; Ahaz begat Hezekiah; 10 Hezekiah begat Manasseh; Manasseh begat Amon; Amon begat Josiah; 11 Josiah begat Jechoniah and his brethren about the time they were carried away to Babylon.
12 And after they were brought to Babylon, Jechoniah begat Shealtiel: Shealtiel begat Zerubbabel; 13 Zerubbabel begat Abiud; Abiud begat Eliakim; Eliakim begat Azor; 14 Azor begat Sadoc; Sadoc begat Achim; Achim begat Eliud; 15 Eliud begat Eleazar; Eleazar begat Matthan; Matthan begat Jacob; 16 Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born that Jesus, that is called Christ.
17 All the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; And from David unto the captivity of Babylon are fourteen generations; And from the captivity of Babylon unto Christ are also fourteen generations.
18 The birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came to dwell together, she was found with child by the holy ghost. 19 Then Joseph her husband, being a perfect man, and loath to make an example of her, was minded to put her away secretly.
20 While he thus thought, 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 She shall bring forth a son; and thou shalt call his name Jesus: For he shall save his people from their sins."
22 All this was done, to fulfill that which was spoken of the Lord by the Prophet saying,
23 "Behold, a maiden shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which is by interpretation, God with us."
24 And Joseph, as soon as he awoke out of sleep, did as the angel of the Lord bade him, and took his wife unto him: 25 and knew her not till she had brought forth her first son: and called his name Jesus.