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The Twentieth Century New Testament
1904 by Ernest Malan and Mary Higgs

Matthew Chapter 1

Mat 1:1 A Genealogy of Jesus Christ, a descendant of David and Abraham.
Mat 1:2 Abraham was the father of Isaac, Isaac of Jacob, Jacob of Judah and his brothers,
Mat 1:3 Judah of Perez and Zerah, whose mother was Tamar, Perez of Hezron, Hezron of Ram,
Mat 1:4 Ram of Amminadab, Amminadab of Nashon, Nashon of Salmon,
Mat 1:5 Salmon of Boaz, whose mother was Rahab, Boaz of Obed, whose mother was Ruth, Obed of Jesse,
Mat 1:6 Jesse of David the King. David was the father of Solomon, whose mother was Uriah's widow,
Mat 1:7 Solomon of Rehoboam, Rehoboam of Abijah, Abijah of Asa,
Mat 1:8 Asa of Jehoshaphat, Jehoshaphat of Jehoram, Jehoram of Uzziah,
Mat 1:9 Uzziah of Jotham, Jotham of Ahaz, Ahaz of Hezekiah,
Mat 1:10 Hezekiah of Manasseh, Manasseh of Ammon, Ammon of Josiah,
Mat 1:11 Josiah of Jeconiah and his brothers, at the time of the Exile to Babylon.
Mat 1:12 After the Exile to Babylon—Jeconiah was the father of Shealtiel, Shealtiel of Zerubbabel,
Mat 1:13 Zerubbabel of Abiud, Abiud of Eliakim, Eliakim of Azor,
Mat 1:14 Azor of Zadok, Zadok of Achim, Achim of Eliud,
Mat 1:15 Eliud of Eleazar, Eleazar of Matthan, Matthan of Jacob,
Mat 1:16 Jacob of Joseph, the husband of Mary, who was the mother of Jesus, who is called 'Christ'.
Mat 1:17 So the whole number of generations from Abraham to David is fourteen; from David to the Exile to Babylon fourteen; and from the Exile to Babylon to the Christ fourteen.
Mat 1:18 The birth of Jesus Christ took place as follows:—His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, but, before the marriage took place, she found herself to be with child by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Mat 1:19 Her husband, Joseph, was a religious man and, being unwilling to expose her to contempt, resolved to put an end to their betrothal privately.
Mat 1:20 He had been dwelling upon this, when an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream. "Joseph, son of David," the angel said, "do not be afraid to take Mary for your wife, for her child has been conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Mat 1:21 She shall give birth to a son; and you shall give him the name Jesus, for it is he who shall save his people from their sins."
Mat 1:22 All this happened in fulfilment of these words of the Lord in the Prophet, where he says—
Mat 1:23 'Behold! the virgin shall be with child and shall give birth to a son, And they will give him the name Immanuel'—a word which means 'God is with us.'
Mat 1:24 When Joseph awoke from his sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord had directed him.
Mat 1:25 He made Mary his wife, but did not live with her as her husband until after the birth of her son; and to this son he gave the name Jesus.