1:1 The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
1:2 Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judah and his brethren;
1:3 and Judah begat Perez and Zerah of Tamar; and Perez begat Hezron; and Hezron begat Ram;
1:4 and Ram begat Amminadab; and Amminadab begat Nahshon; and Nahshon begat Salmon;
1:5 and Salmon begat Boaz of Rahab; and Boaz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse;
1:6 and Jesse begat David the king. And David begat Solomon of her `that had been the wife' of Uriah;
1:7 and Solomon begat Rehoboam; and Rehoboam begat Abijah; and Abijah begat Asa;
1:8 and Asa begat Jehoshaphat; and Jehoshaphat begat Joram; and Joram begat Uzziah;
1:9 and Uzziah begat Jotham; and Jotham begat Ahaz; and Ahaz begat Hezekiah;
1:10 and Hezekiah begat Manasseh; and Manasseh begat Amon; and Amon begat Josiah;
1:11 and Josiah begat Jechoniah and his brethren, at the time of the carrying away to Babylon.
1:12 And after the carrying away to Babylon, Jechoniah begat Shealtiel; and Shealtiel begat Zerubbabel;
1:13 and Zerubbabel begat Abiud; and Abiud begat Eliakim; and Eliakim begat Azor;
1:14 and Azor begat Sadoc; and Sadoc begat Achim; and Achim begat Eliud;
1:15 and Eliud begat Eleazar; and Eleazar begat Matthan; and Matthan begat Jacob;
1:16 and Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.
1:17 So all the generations from Abraham unto David are fourteen generations; and from David unto the carrying away to Babylon fourteen generations; and from the carrying away to Babylon unto the Christ fourteen generations.
1:18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found with child of the Holy Spirit.
1:19 And Joseph her husband, being a righteous man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily.
1:20 But when he thought on these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.
1:21 And she shall bring forth a son; and thou shalt call his name JESUS; for it is he that shall save his people from their sins.
1:22 Now all this is come to pass, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying,
1:23 Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, And they shall call his name Immanuel; which is, being interpreted, God with us.
1:24 And Joseph arose from his sleep, and did as the angel of the Lord commanded him, and took unto him his wife;
1:25 and knew her not till she had brought forth a son: and he called his name JESUS.