nsb@Matthew:1:1@ The list of ancestors of Jesus Christ, descendant of David and Abraham:
nsb@Matthew:1:2@ Abraham was the father of Isaac, Isaac the father of Jacob, Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers.
nsb@Matthew:1:3@ Judah and Tamar were the father and mother of Perez and Zerah. Perez was the father of Hezron, Hezron the father of Ram,
nsb@Matthew:1:4@ Ram the father of Amminadab, Amminadab the father of Nahshon, Nahshon the father of Salmon.
nsb@Matthew:1:5@ Salmon and Rahab were the father and mother of Boaz. Boaz and Ruth were the father and mother of Obed. Obed was the father of Jesse,
nsb@Matthew:1:6@ Jesse the father of King David. David and Uriahs wife Bath-sheba were the father and mother of Solomon.
nsb@Matthew:1:7@ Solomon was the father of Rehoboam, Rehoboam the father of Abijah, Abijah the father of Asa,
nsb@Matthew:1:8@ Asa the father of Jehoshaphat, Jehoshaphat the father of Joram, Joram the father of Uzziah,
nsb@Matthew:1:9@ Uzziah the father of Jotham, Jotham the father of Ahaz, Ahaz the father of Hezekiah,
nsb@Matthew:1:10@ Hezekiah the father of Manasseh, Manasseh the father of Amon, Amon the father of Josiah.
nsb@Matthew:1:11@ Josiah was the father of Jechoniah and his brothers. They lived at the time when the people were exiled to Babylon.
nsb@Matthew:1:12@ After the exile to Babylon, Jechoniah became the father of Shealtiel. Shealtiel was the father of Zerubbabel,
nsb@Matthew:1:13@ Zerubbabel the father of Abiud, Abiud the father of Eliakim, Eliakim the father of Azor,
nsb@Matthew:1:14@ Azor the father of Zadok, Zadok the father of Achim, Achim the father of Eliud,
nsb@Matthew:1:15@ Eliud the father of Eleazar, Eleazar the father of Matthan, Matthan the father of Jacob.
nsb@Matthew:1:16@ Jacob was the father of Joseph, who was the husband of Mary. Mary was the mother of Jesus, who is called Christ.
nsb@Matthew:1:17@ So there were fourteen generations from Abraham to David, fourteen generations from David until the exile to Babylon, fourteen generations from the exile until the Messiah.
nsb@Matthew:1:18@ The birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: His mother Mary had been promised to Joseph in marriage. But before they were married, Mary realized that she was pregnant by Holy Spirit.
nsb@Matthew:1:19@ Her husband Joseph was an honorable man and did not want to disgrace her publicly. So he decided to break the marriage agreement with her secretly.
nsb@Matthew:1:20@ Joseph had this in mind when Gods angel appeared to him in a dream. The angel said to him: »Joseph, descendant of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife. She is pregnant by Holy Spirit.
nsb@Matthew:1:21@ »She will give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.«
nsb@Matthew:1:22@ All this happened so that what God spoke through the prophet came true:
nsb@Matthew:1:23@ »The virgin will become pregnant and give birth to a son, and they will name him Immanuel,« which means: »God is with us.« (John 1:18)
nsb@Matthew:1:24@ When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of God had commanded him to do. He took Mary to be his wife.
nsb@Matthew:1:25@ He did not have marital relations with her before she gave birth to a son. Joseph named the child Jesus.