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ACCORDING TO ST. MATTHEW.
1 AN account of the parentage of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.* 2 Abraham begat Isaac, and Isaac begat Jacob; 3 and Jacob begat Judas and his brethren; 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 7 the wife of Urias; and Solomon begat Robo
This is the genealogy of Joseph, the legal and reputed father of Jesus. This Gospel being written primarily for the Jewish converts, the Evangelist is careful to inform them of the genealogy and parentage of our Savior; and to show, that, according to their ancient prophecies of the Messiah, Jesus of Nazareth was descended from David and Abraham. "In thy seed," it was said to Abraham, "shall all nations be blessed." And the Messiah, or Christ, was often called the son of David. See chap. xii. 23; xv. 22; xx. 30; xxi. 9. Luke i. 32. Acts ii. 30; xiii. 23.
am; and Roboam begat Abia; and Abia begat 8 Asa; and Asa begat Josaphat; and Josaphat 9 begat Joram; and Joram begat Ozias; and
Ozias begat Joatham; and Joatham begat 10 Achaz; and Achaz begat Ezekias; and Eze
kias begat Manasses; and Manasses begat 11 Amon; and Amon begat Josias; and Josias
begat Jechonias and his brethren, about the 12 time they were carried away to Babylon: and
after they were brought to Babylon, Jechonias begat Salathiel; and Salathiel begat Zoroba13 bel; and Zorobabel begat Abiud; and Abiud begat Eliakim; and Eliakim begat Azor; 14 and Azor begat Sadoc; and Sadoc begat 15 Achim; and Achim begat Eliud; and Eliud
begat Eleazar; and Eleazar begat Matthan; 16 and Matthan begat Jacob; and Jacob begat
Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was 17 born Jesus, who is called Christ. So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the transportation into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the transportation into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations.
Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise. Whilst his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found to be with child of the Holy 19 Spirit. Then Joseph her husband, being a
* That is, the Anointed, the same as Messiah, in Hebrew. That is, by the power or spirit of God. See Luke i.