1 The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
2 Abraham begat Isaac, and Isaac begat Jacob, and Jacob begat Judah and his brethren; 3 and Judah had Phares and Zara by Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom, 4 and Esrom begat Aram, and Aram begat Aminadab, and Aminadab begat Naasson, and Naasson begat Salmon, 5 and Salmon had Booz by Rahab, and Booz had Obed by Ruth, 6 and Obed begat Jesse, and Jesse begat David the king, and David had Solomon by her who had been the wife of Uriah.
7 And Solomon begat Roboam, and Roboam begat Abia, 8 and Abia begat Asa, and Asa begat Josaphat, and Josaphat begat Joram, 9 and Joram begat Ozias, and Ozias begat Joatham, and Joatham begat Ahaz, and Ahaz begat Ezechias, 10 and Ezechias begat Manasses, and Manasses begat Amon, 11 and Amon begat Josias, and Josias begat Jakim, and Jakim begat Jechonias and his brethren, about the time of their being carried away to Babylon.
12 And after the captivity of Babylon, Jechonias begat Salathiel, 13 and Salathiel begat Zorobabel, and Zorobabel begat Abiud, and Abiud begat Eliakim, and Eliakim begat Azor, 14 and Azor begat Sadok, and Sadok begat Achim, 15 and Achim begat Eliud, and Eliud begat Eleazar, and Eleazar begat Matthan, and Matthan begat Jacob, 16 and Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus who is called Christ.
17 All the generations therefore from Abraham to David are fourteen generations: and from David until the captivity of Babylon fourteen generations: and from the Babylonish captivity unto Christ, fourteen generations.
18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was in wise: when Mary his mother was promised in marriage to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child by the Holy Ghost: 19 but Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing publicly to expose her, was inclined to break off the contract with her privately;
20 and when he was thinking on these things, behold an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, Joseph thou Son of David, scruple not to take unto thee Mary thy wife; for that which is conceived in her is from 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.
22 (Now all this came to pass, that it might be fulfilled, which the Lord spake by the prophet, saying,
23 "Behold a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel," which is God with us.)
24 So Joseph, when he awoke from his sleep, did as the angel of the Lord directed him, and took home his wife: 25 and he knew her not, till she brought forth her Son the first-born, and he called his name Jesus.