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This is the genealogy[fn] of Jesus the Messiah[fn] the son of David, the son of Abraham:

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Abraham was the father of Isaac, Isaac the father of Jacob, Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers,

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Judah the father of Perez and Zerah, whose mother was Tamar, Perez the father of Hezron, Hezron the father of Ram,

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Salmon the father of Boaz, whose mother was Rahab, Boaz the father of Obed, whose mother was Ruth, Obed the father of Jesse,

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and Jesse the father of King David. David was the father of Solomon, whose mother had been Uriah’s wife,

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and Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary, and Mary was the mother of Jesus who is called the Messiah.

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Thus there were fourteen generations in all from Abraham to David, fourteen from David to the exile to Babylon, and fourteen from the exile to the Messiah.

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This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about[fn]: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit.

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Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet[fn] did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.

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But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.

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She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus,[fn] because he will save his people from their sins.”

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All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet:

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“The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel”[fn] (which means “God with us”).

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When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife.

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But he did not consummate their marriage until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.
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Or Jesus Christ.Messiah (Hebrew) and Christ (Greek) both mean Anointed One; also in verse 18.
That is, Jehoiachin; also in verse 12
Or The origin of Jesus the Messiah was like this
Or was a righteous man and
Jesus is the Greek form of Joshua, which means the LORD saves.
Isaiah 7:14

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