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   Matthew  Chapter 1  WNT  (Williams NT)


1  The family tree of Jesus Christ, a descendant of David, a descendant 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, whose mother was Tamar; Perez the father of Hezron, Hezron the father of Aram,
4  Aram the father of Aminadab, Aminadab the father of Nahshon, Nahshon the father of Salmon,
5  Salmon the father of Boaz, whose mother was Rahab; Boaz the father of Obed, whose mother was Ruth; Obed the father of Jesse,
6  Jesse the father of King David. David was the father of Solomon, whose mother had been Uriah's wife;
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  Josiah the father of Jechoniah and his brothers, at the time of the Babylonian Exile.
12  After the Babylonian Exile Jechoniah 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 Sadoc, Sadoc the father of Achim, Achim the father of Eliud,
15  Eliud the father of Eliazar, Eliazar the father of Matthan, Matthan the father of Jacob,
16  Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary, who was the mother of Jesus who is called the Christ.
17  So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen, from David to the Babylonian Exile fourteen, from the BabyIonian Exile to Christ fourteen.
18  Now the birth of Christ Jesus occurred under these conditions: After His mother, Mary, was engaged to Joseph, but before they had lived together, she was found to be an expectant mother through the influence of the Holy Spirit.
19  But her husband, Joseph, because he was an upright man and did not want to disgrace her, decided to break the engagement by secretly divorcing her.
20  But just as this thought occurred to him, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, and said, "Joseph, descendant of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for it is through the influence of the Holy Spirit that she has become an expectant mother.
21  And she will have a son, and you must name Him Jesus, for it is He who is to save His people from their sins."
22  Now all this occurred to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet:
23  "The virgin will become pregnant and have a son, and they will call Him Immanuel" -- which means "God with us."
24  So when Joseph awoke from his sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord directed him, and took her as his wife;
25  but he did not live with her as a husband until she had had a son; and he named Him Jesus.