1 The record of the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah, athe son of David, bthe son of Abraham: 2 Abraham was the father of Isaac, Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers. 3 Judah was the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar, aPerez was the father of Hezron, and Hezron the father of Ram. 4 Ram was the father of Amminadab, Amminadab the father of Nahshon, and Nahshon the father of Salmon. 5 Salmon was the father of Boaz by Rahab, Boaz was the father of Obed by Ruth, and Obed the father of Jesse. 6 Jesse was the father of David the king. 7 Solomon awas the father of Rehoboam, Rehoboam the father of Abijah, and Abijah the father of Asa. 8 Asa was the father of Jehoshaphat, Jehoshaphat the father of Joram, and Joram the father of Uzziah. 9 Uzziah was the father of Jotham, Jotham the father of Ahaz, and Ahaz the father of Hezekiah. 10 Hezekiah was the father of Manasseh, Manasseh the father of Amon, and Amon the afather of Josiah. 11 Josiah became the father of Jeconiah and his brothers, at the time of the adeportation to Babylon. 12 After the adeportation to Babylon: Jeconiah became the father of Shealtiel, and Shealtiel the father of Zerubbabel. 13 Zerubbabel was the father of Abihud, Abihud the father of Eliakim, and Eliakim the father of Azor. 14 Azor was the father of Zadok, Zadok the father of Achim, and Achim the father of Eliud. 15 Eliud was the father of Eleazar, Eleazar the father of Matthan, and Matthan the father of Jacob. 16 Jacob was the father of Joseph the husband of Mary, by whom Jesus was born, awho is called the Messiah. 17 So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; from David to the adeportation to Babylon, fourteen generations; and from the adeportation to Babylon to the Messiah, fourteen generations. 18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: when His amother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was bfound to be with child by the Holy Spirit. 19 And Joseph her husband, being a righteous man and not wanting to disgrace her, planned ato send her away secretly. 20 But when he had considered this, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, "aJoseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife; for the Child who has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. 21 "She will bear a Son; and ayou shall call His name Jesus, for He bwill save His people from their sins." 22 Now all this took place to fulfill what was aspoken by the Lord through the prophet: 23 "aBEHOLD, THE VIRGIN SHALL BE WITH bCHILD AND SHALL BEAR A SON, AND THEY SHALL CALL HIS NAME IMMANUEL," which translated means, "cGOD WITH US." 24 And Joseph awoke from his sleep and did as the angel of the Lord commanded him, and took Mary as his wife, 25 but kept her a virgin until she agave birth to a Son; and bhe called His name Jesus.