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Matthew 1 :: New International Version (NIV)

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The Genealogy of Jesus the Messiah

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:1 - This is the genealogy[fn] of Jesus the Messiah[fn] the son of David, the son of Abraham:

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:2 - Abraham was the father of Isaac, Isaac the father of Jacob, Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers,

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:3 - Judah the father of Perez and Zerah, whose mother was Tamar, Perez the father of Hezron, Hezron the father of Ram,

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:4 - Ram the father of Amminadab, Amminadab the father of Nahshon, Nahshon the father of Salmon,

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:5 - Salmon the father of Boaz, whose mother was Rahab, Boaz the father of Obed, whose mother was Ruth, Obed the father of Jesse,

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:6 - and Jesse the father of King David. David was the father of Solomon, whose mother had been Uriah’s wife,

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:7 - Solomon the father of Rehoboam, Rehoboam the father of Abijah, Abijah the father of Asa,

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:8 - Asa the father of Jehoshaphat, Jehoshaphat the father of Jehoram, Jehoram the father of Uzziah,

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:9 - Uzziah the father of Jotham, Jotham the father of Ahaz, Ahaz the father of Hezekiah,

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:10 - Hezekiah the father of Manasseh, Manasseh the father of Amon, Amon the father of Josiah,

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:11 - and Josiah the father of Jeconiah[fn] and his brothers at the time of the exile to Babylon.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:12 - After the exile to Babylon: Jeconiah was the father of Shealtiel, Shealtiel the father of Zerubbabel,

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:13 - Zerubbabel the father of Abihud, Abihud the father of Eliakim, Eliakim the father of Azor,

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:14 - Azor the father of Zadok, Zadok the father of Akim, Akim the father of Elihud,

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:15 - Elihud the father of Eleazar, Eleazar the father of Matthan, Matthan the father of Jacob,

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:16 - and Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary, and Mary was the mother of Jesus who is called the Messiah.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:17 - 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.

Joseph Accepts Jesus as His Son

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:18 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:19 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:20 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:21 - 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.”

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:22 - All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet:

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:23 - “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel”[fn] (which means “God with us”).

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:24 - When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:25 - But he did not consummate their marriage until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.
NIV Footnotes
Or is an account of the origin
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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