Murdock(i) 1 THE book of the nativity of Jesus the Messiah, the son of David, son of Abraham. 2 Abraham begat Isaac: Isaac begat Jacob: Jacob begat Judah and his brothers: 3 Judah begat Pharez and Zara of Tamar: Pharez begat Hezron: Hezron begat Ram: 4 Ram begat Aminadab: Aminadab begat Nahshon: Nahshon begat Salmon: 5 Salmon begat Boaz of Rahab: Boaz begat Obed of Ruth: Obed begat Jesse: 6 Jesse begat David the king: David begat Solomon of the wife of Uriah: 7 Solomon begat Rehoboam: Rehoboam begat Abia: Abia begat Asa: 8 Asa begat Jehoshaphat: Jehoshaphat begat Joram: Joram begat Uzziah: 9 Uzziah begat Jotham: Jotham begat Ahaz: Ahaz begat Hezekiah: 10 Hezekiah begat Manasseh: Manasseh begat Amon: Amon begat Josiah: 11 Josiah begat Jeconiah and his brothers, in the captivity of Babylon. 12 And after the captivity of Babylon, Jeconiah begat Salathiel: Salathiel begat Zerubbabel: 13 Zerubbabel begat Abiud: Abiud begat Eliakim: Eliakim begat Azor: 14 Azor begat Zadok: Zadok begat Achim: Achim begat Eliud: 15 Eliud begat Eleazar: Eleazar begat Matthan: Matthan begat Jacob: 16 Jacob begat Joseph, the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus who is called the Messiah. 17 All the generations, therefore, are, from Abraham to David fourteen generations, and from David to the captivity of Babylon fourteen generations, and from the captivity of Babylon to the Messiah fourteen generations. 18 And the birth of Jesus the Messiah was thus. While his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they had cohabited, she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit. 19 And Joseph her husband was a righteous man, and unwilling to expose her: and he thought of putting her away privately. 20 And while he contemplated these things, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, and said to him: Joseph, son of David, fear not to take Mary thy wife; for that which is conceived in her, is from the Holy Spirit: 21 and she will bear a son; and thou shalt call his name Jesus, for he will resuscitate his people from their sins. 22 Now all this that occurred, was to fulfill what was spoken of the Lord by the prophet: 23 Behold, a virgin will conceive, and will bear a son, and thou shalt call his name Emmanuel, which is interpreted, Our God with us. 24 And when Joseph rose from his sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him, and took his wife. 25 And he knew her not, until she had borne her firstborn son, and called is name Jesus.