The Gospel According to St Matthew

Chapter 1

Christ is born of Mary—She conceives by the power of the Holy Ghost—Our Lord is named Jesus.

 The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of aDavid, the son of Abraham.

 aAbraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat bJudas and his brethren;

 And Judas begat aPhares and bZara of Thamar; and Phares begat cEsrom; and Esrom begat Aram;

 And Aram begat Aminadab; and Aminadab begat Naasson; and aNaasson begat Salmon;

 And Salmon begat aBooz of Rachab; and Booz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse;

 And Jesse begat David the king; and David the king begat aSolomon of her that had been the wife of Urias;

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

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

 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 aBabylon:

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

 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 aJoseph the husband of bMary, of whom was born cJesus, dwho is called eChrist.

 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 agenerations.

 18 aNow the bbirth of Jesus Christ was con 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 aexample, bwas minded to cput her away privily.

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

 21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his aname bJesus: for he shall csave his people from their sins.

 22 Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,

 23 aBehold, a bvirgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his cname dEmmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

 24 Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his awife:

 25 And knew her not till she had brought forth her afirstborn son: and he called his name Jesus.