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Matthew 1 American Standard Version (ASV)

[a]The book of the [b]generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.

Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judah and his brethren; and Judah begat Perez and Zerah of Tamar; and Perez begat Hezron; and Hezron begat [c]Ram; and [d]Ram begat Amminadab; and Amminadab begat Nahshon; and Nahshon begat Salmon; and Salmon begat Boaz of Rahab; and Boaz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse; and Jesse begat David the king.

And David begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of Uriah; and Solomon begat Rehoboam; and Rehoboam begat Abijah; and Abijah begat [e]Asa; and [f]Asa begat Jehoshaphat; and Jehoshaphat begat Joram; and Joram begat Uzziah; and Uzziah begat Jotham; and Jotham begat Ahaz; and Ahaz begat Hezekiah; 10 and Hezekiah begat Manasseh; and Manasseh begat [g]Amon; and [h]Amon begat Josiah; 11 and Josiah begat Jechoniah and his brethren, at the time of the [i]carrying away to Babylon.

12 And after the [j]carrying away to Babylon, Jechoniah begat [k]Shealtiel; and [l]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 [m]carrying away to Babylon fourteen generations; and from the [n]carrying away to Babylon unto the Christ fourteen generations.

18 Now the [o]birth [p]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 [q]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 [r]Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son,
And they shall call his name [s]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.

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 1:1 Or, The genealogy of Jesus Christ
  2. Matthew 1:1 Or, birth: as in verse 18.
  3. Matthew 1:3 Greek Aram.
  4. Matthew 1:4 Greek Aram.
  5. Matthew 1:7 Greek Asaph.
  6. Matthew 1:8 Greek Asaph.
  7. Matthew 1:10 Greek Amos.
  8. Matthew 1:10 Greek Amos.
  9. Matthew 1:11 Or, removal to Babylon
  10. Matthew 1:12 Or, removal to Babylon
  11. Matthew 1:12 Greek Salathiel.
  12. Matthew 1:12 Greek Salathiel.
  13. Matthew 1:17 Or, removal to Babylon
  14. Matthew 1:17 Or, removal to Babylon
  15. Matthew 1:18 Or, generation: as in verse 1.
  16. Matthew 1:18 Some ancient authorities read of the Christ.
  17. Matthew 1:20 Greek begotten.
  18. Matthew 1:23 Isa. 7:14.
  19. Matthew 1:23 Greek Emmanuel.

Matthew 1 New King James Version (NKJV)

The Genealogy of Jesus Christ

The book of the genealogy[a] of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the Son of Abraham:

Abraham begot Isaac, Isaac begot Jacob, and Jacob begot Judah and his brothers. Judah begot Perez and Zerah by Tamar, Perez begot Hezron, and Hezron begot Ram. Ram begot Amminadab, Amminadab begot Nahshon, and Nahshon begot Salmon. Salmon begot Boaz by Rahab, Boaz begot Obed by Ruth, Obed begot Jesse, and Jesse begot David the king.

David the king begot Solomon by her [b]who had been the wife of Uriah. Solomon begot Rehoboam, Rehoboam begot Abijah, and Abijah begot [c]Asa. Asa begot Jehoshaphat, Jehoshaphat begot Joram, and Joram begot Uzziah. Uzziah begot Jotham, Jotham begot Ahaz, and Ahaz begot Hezekiah. 10 Hezekiah begot Manasseh, Manasseh begot [d]Amon, and Amon begot Josiah. 11 Josiah begot [e]Jeconiah and his brothers about the time they were carried away to Babylon.

12 And after they were brought to Babylon, Jeconiah begot Shealtiel, and Shealtiel begot Zerubbabel. 13 Zerubbabel begot Abiud, Abiud begot Eliakim, and Eliakim begot Azor. 14 Azor begot Zadok, Zadok begot Achim, and Achim begot Eliud. 15 Eliud begot Eleazar, Eleazar begot Matthan, and Matthan begot Jacob. 16 And 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 generations, from David until the captivity in Babylon are fourteen generations, and from the captivity in Babylon until the Christ are fourteen generations.

Christ Born of Mary

18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: After His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit. 19 Then Joseph her husband, being [f]a just man, and not wanting to make her a public example, was minded to put her away secretly. 20 But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is [g]conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. 21 And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name [h]Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.”

22 So all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying: 23 “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.”

24 Then Joseph, being aroused from sleep, did as the angel of the Lord commanded him and took to him his wife, 25 and [i]did not know her till she had brought forth her[j] firstborn Son. And he called His name Jesus.

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 1:1 Lit. generation
  2. Matthew 1:6 Words in italic type have been added for clarity. They are not found in the original Greek.
  3. Matthew 1:7 NU Asaph
  4. Matthew 1:10 NU Amos
  5. Matthew 1:11 Or Coniah or Jehoiachin
  6. Matthew 1:19 an upright
  7. Matthew 1:20 Lit. begotten
  8. Matthew 1:21 Lit. Savior
  9. Matthew 1:25 Kept her a virgin
  10. Matthew 1:25 NU a Son
New King James Version (NKJV)

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Matthew 1 Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

A roll of the birth of Jesus Christ, son of David, son of Abraham.

Abraham begat Isaac, and Isaac begat Jacob, and Jacob begat Judah and his brethren,

and Judah begat Pharez and Zarah of Tamar, and Pharez begat Hezron, and Hezron begat Ram,

and Ram begat Amminadab, and Amminadab begat Nahshon, and Nahshon begat Salmon,

and Salmon begat Boaz of Rahab, and Boaz begat Obed of Ruth, and Obed begat Jesse,

and Jesse begat David the king. And David the king begat Solomon, of her [who had been] Uriah's,

and Solomon begat Rehoboam, and Rehoboam begat Abijah, and Abijah begat Asa,

and Asa begat Jehoshaphat, and Jehoshaphat begat Joram, and Joram begat Uzziah,

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.

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