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Matthew 1 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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The Genealogy of Jesus Christ
The Birth of Jesus Christ
(Ruth 4:18–22; 1 Chr. 2:1–15; Luke 3:23–38 )

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:1 - The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the Son of Abraham:

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:2 - Abraham begot Isaac, Isaac begot Jacob, and Jacob begot Judah and his brothers.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:3 - Judah begot Perez and Zerah by Tamar, Perez begot Hezron, and Hezron begot Ram.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:4 - Ram begot Amminadab, Amminadab begot Nahshon, and Nahshon begot Salmon.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:5 - Salmon begot Boaz by Rahab, Boaz begot Obed by Ruth, Obed begot Jesse,

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:6 - and Jesse begot David the king. David the king begot Solomon by her who had been the wife[fn] of Uriah.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:7 - Solomon begot Rehoboam, Rehoboam begot Abijah, and Abijah begot Asa.[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:8 - Asa begot Jehoshaphat, Jehoshaphat begot Joram, and Joram begot Uzziah.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:9 - Uzziah begot Jotham, Jotham begot Ahaz, and Ahaz begot Hezekiah.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:10 - Hezekiah begot Manasseh, Manasseh begot Amon,[fn] and Amon begot Josiah.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:11 - Josiah begot Jeconiah and his brothers about the time they were carried away to Babylon.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:12 - And after they were brought to Babylon, Jeconiah begot Shealtiel, and Shealtiel begot Zerubbabel.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:13 - Zerubbabel begot Abiud, Abiud begot Eliakim, and Eliakim begot Azor.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:14 - Azor begot Zadok, Zadok begot Achim, and Achim begot Eliud.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:15 - Eliud begot Eleazar, Eleazar begot Matthan, and Matthan begot Jacob.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:16 - And Jacob begot Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus who is called Christ.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:17 - So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations, from David until the captivity in Babylon are fourteen generations, and from the captivity in Babylon until the Christ are fourteen generations.
Christ Born of Mary
(Luke 2:1–7 )

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:18 - Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: After His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:19 - Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not wanting to make her a public example, was minded to put her away secretly.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:20 - But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:21 - “And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins.”

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:22 - So all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying:

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:23 - “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,”[fn] which is translated, “God with us.”

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:24 - Then Joseph, being aroused from sleep, did as the angel of the Lord commanded him and took to him his wife,

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:25 - and did not know her till she had brought forth her firstborn Son.[fn] And he called His name JESUS.
NKJV Footnotes
Words in italic type have been added for clarity. They are not found in the original Greek.
NU-Text reads Asaph.
NU-Text reads Amos.
Isaiah 7:14. Words in oblique type in the New Testament are quoted from the Old Testament.
NU-Text reads a Son.
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