18 (A)Now this is the genealogy of Perez: (B)Perez begot Hezron; 19 Hezron begot Ram, and Ram begot Amminadab; 20 Amminadab begot (C)Nahshon, and Nahshon begot (D)Salmon;[a] 21 Salmon begot Boaz, and Boaz begot Obed; 22 Obed begot Jesse, and Jesse begot (E)David.

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  1. Ruth 4:20 Heb. Salmah

The Family of Israel(A)

These were the (B)sons of [a]Israel: (C)Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, Dan, Joseph, Benjamin, Naphtali, Gad, and Asher.

From Judah to David(D)

The sons of (E)Judah were Er, Onan, and Shelah. These three were born to him by the daughter of (F)Shua, the Canaanitess. (G)Er, the firstborn of Judah, was wicked in the sight of the Lord; so He killed him. And (H)Tamar, his daughter-in-law, (I)bore him Perez and Zerah. All the sons of Judah were five.

The sons of (J)Perez were Hezron and Hamul. The sons of Zerah were [b]Zimri, (K)Ethan, Heman, Calcol, and [c]Dara—five of them in all.

The son of (L)Carmi was [d]Achar, the troubler of Israel, who transgressed in the (M)accursed[e] thing.

The son of Ethan was Azariah.

Also the sons of Hezron who were born to him were Jerahmeel, [f]Ram, and [g]Chelubai. 10 Ram (N)begot Amminadab, and Amminadab begot Nahshon, (O)leader of the children of Judah; 11 Nahshon begot [h]Salma, and Salma begot Boaz; 12 Boaz begot Obed, and Obed begot Jesse; 13 (P)Jesse begot Eliab his firstborn, Abinadab the second, [i]Shimea the third, 14 Nethanel the fourth, Raddai the fifth, 15 Ozem the sixth, and David the (Q)seventh.

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(A)Judah begot Perez and Zerah by Tamar, (B)Perez begot Hezron, and Hezron begot Ram. Ram begot Amminadab, Amminadab begot Nahshon, and Nahshon begot Salmon. Salmon begot (C)Boaz by Rahab, Boaz begot Obed by Ruth, Obed begot Jesse, and (D)Jesse begot David the king.

(E)David the king begot Solomon by her [a]who had been the wife of Uriah.

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  1. Matthew 1:6 Words in italic type have been added for clarity. They are not found in the original Greek.

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