1: A roll of the birth of Jesus Christ, son of David, son of Abraham. 2: Abraham begat Isaac, and Isaac begat Jacob, and Jacob begat Judah and his brethren, 3: and Judah begat Pharez and Zarah of Tamar, and Pharez 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 the king begat Solomon, of her [who had been] Uriah's, 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 Jeconiah and his brethren, at the Babylonian removal. 12: And after the Babylonian removal, Jeconiah begat Shealtiel, and Shealtiel begat Zerubbabel, 13: and Zerubbabel begat Abiud, and Abiud begat Eliakim, and Eliakim begat Azor, 14: and Azor begat Sadok, and Sadok 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 begotten Jesus, who is named Christ. 17: All the generations, therefore, from Abraham unto David [are] fourteen generations, and from David unto the Babylonian removal fourteen generations, and from the Babylonian removal unto the Christ, fourteen generations. 18: And of Jesus Christ, the birth was thus: For his mother Mary having been betrothed to Joseph, before their coming together she was found to have conceived from the Holy Spirit, 19: and Joseph her husband being righteous, and not willing to make her an example, did wish privately to send her away. 20: And on his thinking of these things, lo, a messenger of the Lord in a dream appeared to him, saying, 'Joseph, son of David, thou mayest not fear to receive Mary thy wife, for that which in her was begotten [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: And all this hath come to pass, that it may be fulfilled that was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying, 23: 'Lo, the virgin shall conceive, and she shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel,' which is, being interpreted 'With us [he is] God.' 24: And Joseph, having risen from the sleep, did as the messenger of the Lord directed him, and received his wife, 25: and did not know her till she brought forth her son -- the first-born, and he called his name Jesus.