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17 So all the generations from Abraham to David were fourteen generations, and from David to the deportation to Babylon fourteen generations, and from the deportation to Babylon to (A)the Christ fourteen generations.
The Birth of Jesus Christ
18 Now the birth of (B)Jesus Christ[a] took place in this way. (C)When his mother Mary had been betrothed[b] to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child (D)from the Holy Spirit. 19 And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling (E)to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly. 20 But as he considered these things, behold, (F)an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21 She will bear a son, and (G)you shall call his name Jesus, (H)for he will save his people from their sins.” 22 (I)All this took place (J)to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet:
(which means, God (M)with us). 24 When Joseph woke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him: he took his wife, 25 but knew her not until she had given birth to a son. And (N)he called his name Jesus.Read full chapter