Matthew Chapter 1
(Original 1611 KJV Bible)
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1 The genealogie of Christ from Abraham to Ioseph. 18 Hee was conceiued by the holy Ghost, and borne of the Virgin Mary when she was espoused to Ioseph. 19 The Angel satisfieth the misdeeming thoughts of Ioseph, and interpreteth the names of Christ.
The booke of the generation of Iesus Christ, the sonne of Dauid, the sonne of Abraham.1
Abraham begate Isaac, and Isaac begate Iacob, and Iacob begate Iudas and his brethren.2
And Iudas begate Phares and Zara of Thamar, and Phares begate Esrom, and Esrom begate Aram.3
And Aram begate Aminadab, and Aminadab begate Naasson, and Naasson begate Salmon.
And Salmon begat Boos of Rachab, and Boos begate Obed of Ruth, and Obed begate Iesse.
And Iesse begate Dauid the King, & Dauid the King begat Solomon of her that had bin the wife of Urias.6
And Solomon begat Roboam, and Roboam begate Abia, and Abia begate Asa.7
And Asa begate Iosaphat, and Iosaphat begate Ioram, and Ioram begate Ozias.
And Ozias begat Ioatham, and Ioatham begate Achas, and Achas begate Ezekias.
The generation of Christ.
And Ezekias begate Manasses, and Manasses begate Amon, and Amon begate Iosias.10
And Iosias begate Iechonias and his brethren, about the time they were caried away to Babylon.11
And after they were brought to Babylon, Iechonias begat Salathiel, and Salathiel begate Zorobabel.12
And Zorobabel begat Abiud, and Abiud begat Eliakim, and Eliakim begate Azor.
And Azor begat Sadoc, & Sadoc begat Achim, and Achim begat Eliud.
And Eliud begate Eleazar, and Eleazar begate Matthan, and Matthan begate Iacob.
And Iacob begate Ioseph the husband of Mary, of whom was borne Iesus, who is called Christ.
So all the generations from Abraham to Dauid, are fourteene generations: and from Dauid vntill the carying away into Babylon, are foureteene generations: and from the carying away into Babylon vnto Christ, are fourteene generations.
¶ Now the birth of Iesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Ioseph (before they came together) shee was found with childe of the holy Ghost.18
Then Ioseph her husband being a iust man, and not willing to make her a publique example, was minded to put her away priuily.
But while hee thought on these things, behold, the Angel of the Lord appeared vnto him in a dreame, saying, Ioseph thou sonne of Dauid, feare not to take vnto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceiued in her, is of the holy Ghost.
And she shall bring forth a sonne, and thou shalt call his Name Iesus: for hee shall saue his people from their sinnes.21
(Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the Prophet, saying,
Behold, a Uirgin shall be with childe, and shall bring foorth a sonne, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted, is, God with vs.)23
Then Ioseph, being raised from sleepe, did as the Angel of the Lord had bidden him, & tooke vnto him his wife:
And knewe her not, till shee had brought forth her first borne sonne, and he called his name Iesus.
Matthew Chapter 1 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):
1 Luke 3. 23.
2 Gen. 21.3. , Gene. 25. 26. , Gen. 29. 35.
3 Gen. 38. 27. , 1. Chro. 2. 5. ruth. 4. 18.
6 1. Sam. 16. 1. and 17. 12. , 2. Sam. 12. 24.
7 1. Chro. 3. 10.
10 2. King. 20.21. 1. chro. 3. 13.
11 Some read, Iosias begate Iakim, and Iakim begat Iechonias.
12 1. Chro. 3. 16,17.
18 Luke 1. 27.
21 Luke 1. 31.
23 Esai. 7.14. , Or, his name shall be called.
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