1Rol of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, son of David, son of Abraham: 2Abraham fathered Isaac, Isaac fathered Jacob, Jacob fathered Judah and his brothers, 3Judah fathered Perez and Zerah, whose mother was Tamar, Perez fathered Hezron, Hezron fatheredRam, 4Ram fathered Amminadab, Amminadab fathered Nahshon, Nahshon fathered Salmon, 5Salmon fathered Boaz, whose mother was Rahab, Boaz fathered Obed, whose mother was Ruth, Obedfathered Jesse; 6and Jesse fathered King David. David fathered Solomon, whose mother had been Uriah's wife, 7Solomon fathered Rehoboam, Rehoboam fathered Abijah, Abijah fathered Asa, 8Asa fathered Jehoshaphat, Jehoshaphat fathered Joram, Joram fathered Uzziah, 9Uzziah fathered Jotham, Jotham fathered Ahaz, Ahaz fathered Hezekiah, 10Hezekiah fathered Manasseh, Manasseh fathered Amon, Amon fathered Josiah; 11and Josiah fathered Jechoniah and his brothers. Then the deportation to Babylon took place. 12After the deportation to Babylon: Jechoniah fathered Shealtiel, Shealtiel fathered Zerubbabel, 13Zerubbabel fathered Abiud, Abiud fathered Eliakim, Eliakim fathered Azor, 14Azor fathered Zadok, Zadok fathered Achim, Achim fathered Eliud, 15Eliud fathered Eleazar, Eleazar fathered Matthan, Matthan fathered Jacob; 16and Jacob fathered Joseph the husband of Mary; of her was born Jesus who is called Christ. 17The sum of generations is therefore: fourteen from Abraham to David; fourteen from David to theBabylonian deportation; and fourteen from the Babylonian deportation to Christ. 18This is how Jesus Christ came to be born. His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph; but before theycame to live together she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit. 19Her husband Joseph, being an upright man and wanting to spare her disgrace, decided to divorce herinformal y. 20He had made up his mind to do this when suddenly the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dreamand said, 'Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because she has conceivedwhat is in her by the Holy Spirit. 21She wil give birth to a son and you must name him Jesus, because he is the one who is to save hispeople from their sins.' 22Now al this took place to fulfil what the Lord had spoken through the prophet: 23Look! the virgin is with child and will give birth to a son whom they wil cal Immanuel, a name whichmeans 'God-is-with-us'. 24When Joseph woke up he did what the angel of the Lord had told him to do: he took his wife to hishome; 25he had not had intercourse with her when she gave birth to a son; and he named him Jesus.