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Matthew Chapter 1 World English Bible

Matthew 1:1

The book of the generation of Jesus Christ{Christ (Greek) and Messiah (Hebrew) both mean "Anointed One"}, the son of David, the son of Abraham.

Matthew 1:2

Abraham became the father of Isaac. Isaac became the father of Jacob. Jacob became the father of Judah and his brothers.

Matthew 1:3

Judah became the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar. Perez became the father of Hezron. Hezron became the father of Ram.

Matthew 1:4

Ram became the father of Amminadab. Amminadab became the father of Nahshon. Nahshon became the father of Salmon.

Matthew 1:5

Salmon became the father of Boaz by Rahab. Boaz became the father of Obed by Ruth. Obed became the father of Jesse.

Matthew 1:6

Jesse became the father of David the king. David became the father of Solomon by her who had been the wife of Uriah.

Matthew 1:7

Solomon became the father of Rehoboam. Rehoboam became the father of Abijah. Abijah became the father of Asa.

Matthew 1:8

Asa became the father of Jehoshaphat. Jehoshaphat became the father of Joram. Joram became the father of Uzziah.

Matthew 1:9

Uzziah became the father of Jotham. Jotham became the father of Ahaz. Ahaz became the father of Hezekiah.

Matthew 1:10

Hezekiah became the father of Manasseh. Manasseh became the father of Amon. Amon became the father of Josiah.

Matthew 1:11

Josiah became the father of Jechoniah and his brothers, at the time of the exile to Babylon.

Matthew 1:12

After the exile to Babylon, Jechoniah became the father of Shealtiel. Shealtiel became the father of Zerubbabel.

Matthew 1:13

Zerubbabel became the father of Abiud. Abiud became the father of Eliakim. Eliakim became the father of Azor.

Matthew 1:14

Azor became the father of Sadoc. Sadoc became the father of Achim. Achim became the father of Eliud.

Matthew 1:15

Eliud became the father of Eleazar. Eleazar became the father of Matthan. Matthan became the father of Jacob.

Matthew 1:16

Jacob became the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary, from whom was born Jesus{"Jesus" is a Greek variant of the Jewish name "Yehoshua," which means "Yah saves." "Jesus" is also the masculine form of "Yeshu'ah," which means "Salvation."}, who is called Christ.

Matthew 1:17

So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; from David to the exile to Babylon fourteen generations; and from the carrying away to Babylon to the Christ, fourteen generations.

Matthew 1:18

Now the birth of Jesus Christ was like this; for after his mother, Mary, was engaged to Joseph, before they came together, she was found pregnant by the Holy Spirit.

Matthew 1:19

Joseph, her husband, being a righteous man, and not willing to make her a public example, intended to put her away secretly.

Matthew 1:20

But when he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, "Joseph, son of David, don't be afraid to take to yourself Mary, your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.

Matthew 1:21

She shall bring forth a son. You shall call his name Jesus, for it is he who shall save his people from their sins."

Matthew 1:22

Now all this has happened, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying,

Matthew 1:23

"Behold, the virgin shall be with child, And shall bring forth a son. They shall call his name Immanuel;" Which is, being interpreted, "God with us."

Matthew 1:24

Joseph arose from his sleep, and did as the angel of the Lord commanded him, and took his wife to himself;

Matthew 1:25

and didn't know her sexually until she had brought forth her firstborn son. He named him Jesus.