1:1This is the account of the lineage of Jesus the Anointed, descendant of David and Abraham:
1:2Abraham fathered Isaac, who fathered Jacob, who fathered Judah and his siblings.1:3Judah fathered Perez and Zara by Tamar, and Perez fathered Hezron, who fathered Aram,1:4who fathered Aminadab, who fathered Nahshon, who fathered Salmon,1:5who fathered Boaz by Rahab. Boaz fathered Obed by Ruth, and Obed fathered Jesse,1:6who fathered King David, who fathered Solomon by Uriah’s wife.
1:7Solomon fathered Rehoboam, who fathered Abijah, who fathered Asa,1:8who fathered Jehosophat, who fathered Joram, who fathered Uzzaiah,1:9who fathered Jotham, who fathered Ahaz, who fathered Hezekiah,1:10who fathered Manasseh, who fathered Amos, who fathered Josiah,1:11who fathered Jechoniah and his siblings at the time of the deportation to Babylon.
1:12After the Babylonian exile, Jechoniah fathered Shealtiel, who fathered Zorobabel,1:13who fathered Abiud, who fathered Eliakim, who fathered Azor,1:14who fathered Zadok, who fathered Achim, who fathered Eliud,1:15who fathered Eleazar, who fathered Matthan, who fathered Jacob,1:16who fathered Joseph the husband of Mary, who gave birth to Jesus who is called Anointed.
1:17So there were fourteen generations from Abraham to David, fourteen from David to the Babylonian exile, and fourteen from the Babylonian exile to the Anointed.
1:18Now this is the account of the birth of Jesus the Anointed: His mother Mary was engaged to Joseph, but before they were married it was discovered that Mary was pregnant by the Holy Spirit.1:19But her husband Joseph, being a decent person, didn’t want to make a public spectacle of her, so he intended to divorce her quietly.1
1:20While he was mulling all these things over, suddenly a Messenger of the Master appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph, descendant of David, don’t hesitate to accept Mary as your wife, because what is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.1:21She will give birth to a son, and you will give him the name Jesus, since he will save his people from their faults.”
1:22This all happened in order to fulfill that which the Master spoke through the prophet:1:23“Look! The unmarried2 woman will become pregnant and give birth to a son. And they will give him the name Emmanuel, which means ‘God is with us’.”1:24Then Joseph woke up from his sleep and did as the Messenger told him. He married her1:25but had no intimacy with her until she gave birth to a son, whom she named Jesus.