1 The History of Jesus Christ, Son of David, Son of Abraham.
2 Abraham begot Isaac. Isaac begot Jacob. Jacob begot Judah and his brothers.
3 Judah had Pharez and Zarah by Tamar. Pharez begot Ezrom. Ezrom begot Aram.
4 Aram begot Aminidab. Aminidab begot Nashon. Nashon begot Salmon.
5 Salmon had Boaz by Rahab. Boaz had Obed by Ruth. Obed begot Jesse.
6 Jesse begot David the king. David the king had Solomon, by her who had been the wife of Uriah.
7 Solomon begot Rehoboam. Rehoboam begot Abia. Abia begot Asa.
8 Asa begot Jehoshaphat. Jehoshaphat begot Joram. Joram begot Uzziah.
9 Uzziah begot Jotham. Jotham begot Ahaz. Ahaz begot Hezekiah.
10 Hezekiah begot Manasseh. Manasseh begot Amon. Amon begot Josiah.
11 Josiah had Jeconiah and his brothers, about the time of the migration into Babylon.
12 After the migration into Babylon, Jeconiah begot Salathiel. Salathiel begot Zerubbabel.
13 Zerubbabel begot Abiud. Abiud begot Eliakim. Eliakim begot Azor.
14 Azor begot Zadoc. Zadoc begot Achim. Achim begot Eliud.
15 Eliud begot Eleazar. Eleazar begot Matthan. Matthan begot Jacob.
16 Jacob begot Joseph, the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.
17 So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen; from David till the migration into Babylon, fourteen; from David till the migration into Babylon to the Messiah, fourteen.
18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ happened thus: Mary his mother had been espoused to Joseph; but before they came together, she proved to be with child by the Holy Spirit.
19 Joseph her husband being a virtuous man, and unwilling to expose her, intended to divorce her privately.
20 But while he was thinking upon this, an angel of the Lord appearing to him in a dream, said, Joseph, son of David, scruple not to take home Mary your wife; for her pregnancy is from the Holy Spirit.
21 And she shall bear a son, whom you shall call Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.
22 In all this what the Lord had spoken by the Prophet was verified,
23 «Behold the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, who shall be called Immanuel;» 'which signifies, God with us.'
24 When Joseph awoke, he did as the messenger of the Lord had commanded him, and took home his wife;
25 but knew her not, until she had brought forth her first born son, whom he named Jesus.