1: Book of the generation of Jesus Christ, Son of David, Son of Abraham. 2: Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob, and Jacob begat Juda and his brethren; 3: and Juda begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom, and Esrom begat Aram, 4: and Aram begat Aminadab, and Aminadab begat Naasson, and Naasson begat Salmon, 5: and Salmon begat Booz of Rachab; and Booz 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 Urias; 7: and Solomon begat Roboam, and Roboam begat Abia, and Abia begat Asa, 8: and Asa begat Josaphat, and Josaphat begat Joram, and Joram begat Ozias, 9: and Ozias begat Joatham, and Joatham begat Achaz, and Achaz begat Ezekias, 10: and Ezekias begat Manasses, and Manasses begat Amon, and Amon begat Josias, 11: and Josias begat Jechonias and his brethren, at the time of the carrying away of Babylon. 12: And after the carrying away of Babylon, Jechonias begat Salathiel, and Salathiel begat Zorobabel, 13: and Zorobabel 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 Eliazar, and Eliazar 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: All the generations, therefore, from Abraham to David [were] fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away of Babylon, fourteen generations; and from the carrying away of Babylon unto the Christ, fourteen generations. 18: Now the birth of Jesus Christ was thus: His mother, Mary, that is, having been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found to be with child of [the] Holy Spirit. 19: But Joseph, her husband, being [a] righteous [man], and unwilling to expose her publicly, purposed to have put her away secretly; 20: but while he pondered on these things, behold, an angel of [the] Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, Joseph, son of David, fear not to take to [thee] Mary, thy wife, for that which is begotten in her is of [the] Holy Spirit. 21: And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus, for he shall save his people from their sins. 22: Now all this came to pass that that 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 Emmanuel, which is, being interpreted, 'God with us.' 24: But Joseph, having awoke up from his sleep, did as the angel of [the] Lord had enjoined him, and took to [him] his wife, 25: and knew her not until she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name Jesus.