1:1 The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.   Defenders Notes >>   Defenders Notes >>   Defenders Notes >>


1:2 Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and his brethren;


1:3 And Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram;   Defenders Notes >>


1:4 And Aram begat Aminadab; and Aminadab begat Naasson; and Naasson begat Salmon;


1:5 And Salmon begat Booz of Rachab; and Booz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse;


1:6 And Jesse begat David the king; and David the king begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of Urias;


1:7 And Solomon begat Roboam; and Roboam begat Abia; and Abia begat Asa;


1:8 And Asa begat Josaphat; and Josaphat begat Joram; and Joram begat Ozias;   Defenders Notes >>


1:9 And Ozias begat Joatham; and Joatham begat Achaz; and Achaz begat Ezekias;


1:10 And Ezekias begat Manasses; and Manasses begat Amon; and Amon begat Josias;


1:11 And Josias begat Jechonias and his brethren, about the time they were carried away to Babylon:   Defenders Notes >>   Defenders Notes >>


1:12 And after they were brought to Babylon, Jechonias begat Salathiel; and Salathiel begat Zorobabel;


1:13 And Zorobabel begat Abiud; and Abiud begat Eliakim; and Eliakim begat Azor;


1:14 And Azor begat Sadoc; and Sadoc begat Achim; and Achim begat Eliud;


1:15 And Eliud begat Eleazar; and Eleazar begat Matthan; and Matthan begat Jacob;


1:16 And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.   Defenders Notes >>   Defenders Notes >>


1:17 So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations.


1:18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.   Defenders Notes >>   Defenders Notes >>


1:19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a publick example, was minded to put her away privily.


1:20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the 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 conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.


1:21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.   Defenders Notes >>


1:22 Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,


1:23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.   Defenders Notes >>


1:24 Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife:


1:25 And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS.   Defenders Notes >>



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