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1    This is the record of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.

2    Abraham was the father of Isaac, Isaac the father of Jacob, Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers,

3    Judah the father of Perez and Zerah (by Tamar), Perez the father of Hezron, Hezron the father of Ram,

4    Ram the father of Amminadab, Amminadab the father of Nahshon, Nahshon the father of Salmon,

5    Salmon the father of Boaz (by Rahab), Boaz the father of Obed (by Ruth), Obed the father of Jesse,

6    and Jesse the father of David the king. David was the father of Solomon (by the wife of Uriah ),

7    Solomon the father of Rehoboam, Rehoboam the father of Abijah, Abijah the father of Asa,

8    Asa the father of Jehoshaphat, Jehoshaphat the father of Joram, Joram the father of Uzziah,

9    Uzziah the father of Jotham, Jotham the father of Ahaz, Ahaz the father of Hezekiah,

10   Hezekiah the father of Manasseh, Manasseh the father of Amon, Amon the father of Josiah,

11   and Josiah the father of Jeconiah and his brothers, at the time of the deportation to Babylon.

12   After the deportation to Babylon, Jeconiah became the father of Shealtiel, Shealtiel the father of Zerubbabel,

13   Zerubbabel the father of Abiud, Abiud the father of Eliakim, Eliakim the father of Azor,

14   Azor the father of Zadok, Zadok the father of Achim, Achim the father of Eliud,

15   Eliud the father of Eleazar, Eleazar the father of Matthan, Matthan the father of Jacob,

16   and Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary, by whom Jesus was born, who is called Christ.

17   So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations, and from David to the deportation to Babylon, fourteen generations, and from the deportation to Babylon to Christ, fourteen generations.

18   Now the birth of Jesus Christ happened this way. While his mother Mary was engaged to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit.

19   Because Joseph, her husband to be, was a righteous man, and because he did not want to disgrace her, he intended to divorce her privately.

20   When he had contemplated this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, "Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife, because the child conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.

21   She will give birth to a son and you will name him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins."

22   This all happened so that what was spoken by the Lord through the prophet would be fulfilled:

23   " Look! The virgin will conceive and bear a son, and they will call him Emmanuel," which means " God with us."

24   When Joseph awoke from sleep he did what the angel of the Lord told him. He took his wife,

25   but did not have marital relations with her until she gave birth to a son, whom he named Jesus.

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Abijah the Lord is my father Abiud father of praise
Abraham father of a great multitude Achim preparing; revenging; confirming
Ahaz one that takes or possesses Amon faithful; true
Asa physician; cure Azor a helper; a court
Babylon same as Babel Boaz "or Booz, in strength"
Christ anointed David "well-beloved, dear"
Eleazar "help of God, court of God" Eliakim resurrection of God
Eliud God is my praise Emmanuel God with us
Hezekiah strength of the Lord Hezron the dart of joy; the division of the song
Isaac laughter Jacob "that supplants, undermines; the heel"
Jeconiah "preparation, or stability, of the Lord" Jehoshaphat the Lord is judge
Jesse gift; oblation; one who is Jesus savior; deliverer
Joram to cast; elevated Joseph increase; addition
Josiah the Lord burns; the fire of the Lord Jotham the perfection of the Lord
Judah the praise of the Lord; confession Manasseh forgetfulness; he that is forgotten
Mary same as Miriam Matthan same as Mattan
Nahshon same as Naashon Obed a servant; workman
Perez divided Ram elevated; sublime
Rehoboam who sets the people at liberty Salmon peaceable; perfect; he that rewards
Shealtiel same as Salathiel So a measure for grain; vail
Solomon peaceable; perfect; one who recompenses Uriah "or Urijah, the Lord is my light or fire"
Uzziah "Uzziel, the strength, or kid, of the Lord" Zadok just; justified
Zerah same as Zarah Zerubbabel a stranger at Babylon; dispersion of confusion
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