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Matthew 1 :: Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

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The Genealogy of Jesus Christ

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The historical record[fn] of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the Son of Abraham:

  
From Abraham to David

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Abraham fathered[fn] Isaac,

Isaac fathered Jacob,

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Aram fathered Amminadab,

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Obed fathered Jesse,

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and Jesse fathered King David.

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Solomon fathered Rehoboam,

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Asa[fn] fathered Jehoshaphat,

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Hezekiah fathered Manasseh,

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and Josiah fathered Jechoniah and his brothers

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Eliud fathered Eleazar,

Eleazar fathered Matthan,

Matthan fathered Jacob,

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and Jacob fathered Joseph the husband of Mary,

who gave birth to[fn] Jesus who is called the Messiah.

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So all the generations from Abraham to David were 14 generations; and from David until the exile to Babylon, 14 generations; and from the exile to Babylon until the Messiah, 14 generations.

  
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The birth of Jesus Christ came about this way: After His mother Mary had been engaged to Joseph, it was discovered before they came together that she was pregnant by the Holy Spirit.

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So her husband Joseph, being a righteous man, and not wanting to disgrace her publicly, decided to divorce her secretly.

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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.

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She will give birth to a son, and you are to name Him Jesus,[fn] because He will save His people from their sins.”

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Now all this took place to fulfill what was spoken by the Lord through the prophet:

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See, the virgin will become pregnant

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and they will name Him Immanuel,

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When Joseph got up from sleeping, he did as the Lord’s angel had commanded him. He married her

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but did not know her intimately until she gave birth to a son.[fn] And he named Him Jesus.

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HCSB Footnotes
Or The book of the genealogy
In vv. 2-16 either a son, as here, or a later descendant, as in v. 8
Other mss add King
Other mss read Asaph
Other mss read Asaph
= Jehoram
Other mss read Amos
Lit Mary, from whom was born
Jesus is the Gk form of the Hb name “Joshua,” which = “The LORD saves” or “Yahweh saves.”
Other mss read to her firstborn son

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