1: The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. 2: Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judah and his brethren; 3: and Judah begat Perez and Zerah of Tamar; and Perez begat Hezron; and Hezron begat Ram; 4: and Ram begat Amminadab; and Amminadab begat Nahshon; and Nahshon begat Salmon; 5: and Salmon begat Boaz of Rahab; and Boaz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse; 6: and Jesse begat David the king. And David begat Solomon of her [that had been the wife] of Uriah; 7: and Solomon begat Rehoboam; and Rehoboam begat Abijah; and Abijah begat Asa; 8: and Asa begat Jehoshaphat; and Jehoshaphat begat Joram; and Joram begat Uzziah; 9: and Uzziah begat Jotham; and Jotham begat Ahaz; and Ahaz begat Hezekiah; 10: and Hezekiah begat Manasseh; and Manasseh begat Amon; and Amon begat Josiah; 11: and Josiah begat Jechoniah and his brethren, at the time of the carrying away to Babylon. 12: And after the carrying away to Babylon, Jechoniah begat Shealtiel; and Shealtiel begat Zerubbabel; 13: and Zerubbabel begat Abiud; and Abiud begat Eliakim; and Eliakim begat Azor; 14: and Azor begat Sadoc; and Sadoc begat Achim; and Achim begat Eliud; 15: and Eliud begat Eleazar; and Eleazar begat Matthan; and Matthan begat Jacob; 16: and Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 22: Now all this is come to pass, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying, 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. 24: And Joseph arose from his sleep, and did as the angel of the Lord commanded him, and took unto him his wife; 25: and knew her not till she had brought forth a son: and he called his name JESUS.