riversident@Matthew:1:15@ Eliud was the father of Eleazar; Eleazar was the father of Matthan; Matthan was the father of Jacob;
riversident@Matthew:1:16@ Jacob was the father of Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.
riversident@Matthew:1:17@ So there were in all fourteen generations from Abraham to David, and fourteen generations from David to the Babylonian exile, and fourteen generations from the Babylonian exile to the Christ.
riversident@Matthew:1:18@ The birth of Jesus was in this way: His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, but before they came together she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit.
riversident@Matthew:1:19@ Joseph, her husband, being an upright man, and yet not willing to make her a public example, resolved to dismiss her privately.
riversident@Matthew:1:20@ But while he was thinking this over, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, "Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife, for what has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.
riversident@Matthew:1:21@ She will bear a son and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins."