MKJV(i) 1 The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. 2 Abraham fathered Isaac, and Isaac fathered Jacob, and Jacob fathered Judah and his brothers. 3 And Judah fathered Pharez and Zarah of Tamar. And Pharez fathered Hezron, and Hezron fathered Ram, 4 and Ram fathered Amminadab, and Amminadab fathered Nahshon, and Nahshon fathered Salmon. 5 And Salmon fathered Boaz of Rahab, and Boaz fathered Obed of Ruth, and Obed fathered Jesse, 6 and Jesse fathered David the king. And David the king fathered Solomon of her who had been wife of Uriah. 7 And Solomon fathered Rehoboam, and Rehoboam fathered Abijah, and Abijah fathered Asa. 8 And Asa fathered Jehoshaphat, and Jehoshaphat fathered Jehoram, and Jehoram fathered Uzziah. 9 And Uzziah fathered Jotham, and Jotham fathered Ahaz, and Ahaz fathered Hezekiah. 10 And Hezekiah fathered Manasseh, and Manasseh fathered Amon, and Amon fathered Josiah. 11 And Josiah fathered Jehoiachin and his brothers, at the time they were carried away to Babylon. 12 And after the carrying away to Babylon, Jehoiachin fathered Shealtiel, and Shealtiel fathered Zerubbabel. 13 And Zerubbabel fathered Abiud, and Abiud fathered Eliakim, and Eliakim fathered Azor. 14 And Azor fathered Sadoc, and Sadoc fathered Achim, and Achim fathered Eliud. 15 And Eliud fathered Eleazar, and Eleazar fathered Matthan, and Matthan fathered Jacob. 16 And Jacob fathered Joseph, the husband to be of Mary, of whom Jesus was born, who is called Christ. 17 So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations. And from David until the carrying away into Babylon, fourteen generations. And from the carrying away into Babylon until Christ, fourteen generations. 18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was this way (for His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph) before they came together, she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit. 19 But Joseph, her husband to be, being just, and not willing to make her a public example, he purposed to put her away secretly. 20 And as he thought upon these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take to you Mary as your wife. For that in her is fathered of the Holy Spirit. 21 And she shall bear a son, and you shall call His name JESUS: for He shall save His people from their sins. 22 Now all this happened so that might be fulfilled that which was spoken of the LORD by the prophet, saying, 23 "Behold, the virgin shall conceive in her womb, and will bear a son. And they will call His name Emmanuel," which being interpreted is, God with us. 24 And Joseph, being roused from sleep, did as the angel of the Lord commanded him and took his wife, 25 and did not know her until she bore her son, the First-born. And he called His name JESUS.