ABU(i) 1 BOOK of the generation of Jesus Christ, son of David, son of Abraham. 2 Abraham begot Isaac; and Isaac begot Jacob; and Jacob begot Judah and his brothers; 3 and Judah begot Pharez and Zarah, of Tamar; and Pharez begot Hezron; and Hezron begot Ram; 4 and Ram begot Amminadab; and Amminadab begot Nahshon; and Nahshon begot Salmon; 5 and Salmon begot Boaz, of Rahab; and Boaz begot Obed, of Ruth; and Obed begot Jesse; 6 and Jesse begot David the king; and David begot Solomon, of the wife of Uriah; 7 and Solomon begot Rehoboam; and Rehoboam begot Abijah; and Abijah begot Asa; 8 and Asa begot Jehoshaphat; and Jehoshaphat begot Joram; and Joram begot Uzziah; 9 and Uzziah begot Jotham; and Jotham begot Ahaz; and Ahaz begot Hezekiah; 10 and Hezekiah begot Manasseh; and Manasseh begot Amon; and Amon begot Josiah; 11 and Josiah begot Jeconiah and his brothers, at the time of the removal to Babylon. 12 And after the removal to Babylon, Jeconiah begot Salathiel; and Salathiel begot Zerubbabel; 13 and Zerubbabel begot Abiud; and Abiud begot Eliakim; and Eliakim begot Azor; 14 and Azor begot Zadock; and Zadock begot Achim; and Achim begot Eliud; 15 and Eliud begot Eleazar; and Eleazar begot Matthan; and Matthan begot Jacob; 16 and Jacob begot Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ. 17 All the generations, therefore, from Abraham unto David are fourteen generations; and from David unto the removal to Babylon, fourteen generations; and from the removal to Babylon unto the Christ, fourteen generations. 18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was after this manner. His mother Mary having been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found with child by the Holy Spirit. 19 And Joseph her husband, being just, and not willing to expose her openly, desired to put her away privately. 20 But while he thought on these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying: Joseph, son of David, fear not to take to thee Mary thy wife; for that which is begotten in her is of the Holy Spirit. 21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus; for he shall save his people from their sins. 22 And all this has come to pass, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying: 23 Behold, the virgin shall be with child, And shall bring forth a son, And they shall call his name Immanuel; which is interpreted, God with us. 24 And Joseph, awaking from sleep, did as the angel of the Lord bade him, and took to him his wife; 25 and he knew her not till she brought forth a son; and he called his name Jesus.