The King James Version Bible

Matthew 1:1-20

  1. The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.

  2. Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and his brethren;

  3. And Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram;

  4. And Aram begat Aminadab; and Aminadab begat Naasson; and Naasson begat Salmon;

  5. And Salmon begat Booz of Rachab; and Booz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse;

  6. And Jesse begat David the king; and David the king begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of Urias;

  7. And Solomon begat Roboam; and Roboam begat Abia; and Abia begat Asa;

  8. And Asa begat Josaphat; and Josaphat begat Joram; and Joram begat Ozias;

  9. And Ozias begat Joatham; and Joatham begat Achaz; and Achaz begat Ezekias;

  10. And Ezekias begat Manasses; and Manasses begat Amon; and Amon begat Josias;

  11. And Josias begat Jechonias and his brethren, about the time they were carried away to Babylon:

  12. And after they were brought to Babylon, Jechonias begat Salathiel; and Salathiel begat Zorobabel;

  13. And Zorobabel begat Abiud; and Abiud begat Eliakim; and Eliakim begat Azor;

  14. And Azor begat Sadoc; and Sadoc begat Achim; and Achim begat Eliud;

  15. And Eliud begat Eleazar; and Eleazar begat Matthan; and Matthan begat Jacob;

  16. And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.

  17. So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations.

  18. Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.

  19. Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a publick example, was minded to put her away privily.

  20. But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.