Monday, December 19, 2011

Matthew 1:1-17: A Translation


Abraham begat Isaac, and Isaac begat Jacob, and Jacob begat Judah and his brothers, and Judah begat Perez and Zerah from Tamar, and Perez begat Hezron, and Hezron begat Aram, and Aram begat Aminadab, and Aminadab, and Aminadab begat Nahshon, and Nahshon begat Salmon, and Salmon begat Boaz from Rahab, and Boaz begat Obed from Ruth, and Obed begat Jesse, and Jesse begat David the king.

And David the king begat Solomon from the one belonging to Uriah, and Solomon begat Rehoboam, and Rehoboam begat Abijah, and Abijah begat Asa, and Asa begat Jehoshaphat, and Jehoshaphat begat Joram, and Joram begat Uzziah, and Uzziah begat Jotham, and Jotham begat Ahaz, and Ahaz begat Hezekiah, and Hezekiah begat Manasseh, and Manasseh begat Amon, and Amon begat Josiah, and Josiah begat Jechoniah and his brothers at the time of the Babylonian deportation.

And after the Babylonian deportation Jeconiah begat Salathiel, and Salathiel begat Zerubbabel, and Zeruabbabel begat Abioud, and Abioud begat Eliakim, and Eliakim begat Azor, and Azor begat Zadok, and Zadok begat Akim, and Akim begat Elioud, and Elioud begat Eleazar, and Eleazar begat Matthan, and Matthan begat Jacob, and Jacob begat Joseph, the husband of Mary, from whom was born Jesus, the one who is called Christ.

Therefore, all the generations from Abraham until David are fourteen generations, and from David until the Babylonian deportation fourteen generations, and from the Babylonian deportation until the Christ fourteen generations.

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