Japanese Living Bible

マタイの福音書 1

イエスの系図

1これは、イエス・キリストの系図です。イエス・キリストはダビデ王の子孫、さらにさかのぼってアブラハムの子孫です。

アブラハムはイサクの父、イサクはヤコブの父、ヤコブはユダとその兄弟たちの父です。

ユダはパレスとザラの父〔彼らの母はタマル〕、パレスはエスロンの父、エスロンはアラムの父です。

アラムはアミナダブの父、アミナダブはナアソンの父、ナアソンはサルモンの父です。

サルモンはボアズの父〔母はラハブ〕、ボアズはオベデの父〔母はルツ〕、オベデはエッサイの父です。

エッサイはダビデ王の父、ダビデはソロモンの父〔母はウリヤの妻でした〕です。

ソロモンはレハブアムの父、レハブアムはアビヤの父、アビヤはアサの父です。

アサはヨサパテの父、ヨサパテはヨラムの父、ヨラムはウジヤの父です。

ウジヤはヨタムの父、ヨタムはアハズの父、アハズはヒゼキヤの父です。

10 ヒゼキヤはマナセの父、マナセはアモンの父、アモンはヨシヤの父です。

11 ヨシヤはエコニヤとその兄弟たちの父です〔彼らは、イスラエルの人たちがバビロンに移住していた時に生まれました〕。

12 バビロンに移住してからは、エコニヤはサラテルの父、サラテルはゾロバベルの父です。
13 ゾロバベルはアビウデの父、アビウデはエリヤキムの父、エリヤキムはアゾルの父です。

14 アゾルはサドクの父、サドクはアキムの父、アキムはエリウデの父です。

15 エリウデはエレアザルの父、エレアザルはマタンの父、マタンはヤコブの父です。

16 そして、ヤコブはヨセフの父です〔このヨセフが、キリストと呼ばれるイエスの母マリヤの夫となった人です〕。

17 こういう次第で、アブラハムからダビデ王までが十四代、ダビデ王からバビロン移住までが十四代、バビロン移住からキリストまでが十四代となります。

約束されていた救い主

18 イエス・キリストの誕生は次のとおりです。母マリヤはヨセフと婚約していました。ところが結婚する前に、聖霊によってみごもったのです。 19 婚約者のヨセフは、神の教えを堅く守る人でしたから、婚約を破棄しようと決心しました。しかし、人前にマリヤの恥をさらしたくなかったので、ひそかに縁を切ることにしました。

20 ヨセフがこのことで悩んでいた時、天使が夢に現れて言いました。「ダビデの子孫ヨセフよ。ためらわないで、マリヤと結婚しなさい。マリヤは聖霊によってみごもったのです。 21 彼女は男の子を産みます。その子をイエス(「主は救い」の意)と名づけなさい。この方こそ、ご自分を信じる人々を罪から救ってくださるからです。 22 このことはみな、神が預言者(神に託されたことばを語る人)を通して語られた、次のことばが実現するためです。

23 『見よ。処女がみごもって、男の子を産む。その子はインマヌエル〔神が私たちと共におられる〕と呼ばれる。』イザヤ7・14

24 目が覚めるとヨセフは、天使の命じたとおり、マリヤと結婚しました。 25 しかし、その子が生まれるまでは、マリヤに触れませんでした。そして、生まれた子をイエスと名づけました。

New International Reader's Version

Matthew 1

The Family Line of Jesus the Messiah

1This is the written story of the family line of Jesus the Messiah. He is the son of David. He is also the son of Abraham.

Abraham was the father of Isaac.

Isaac was the father of Jacob.

Jacob was the father of Judah and his brothers.

Judah was the father of Perez and Zerah. Tamar was their mother.

Perez was the father of Hezron.

Hezron was the father of Ram.

Ram was the father of Amminadab.

Amminadab was the father of Nahshon.

Nahshon was the father of Salmon.

Salmon was the father of Boaz. Rahab was Boaz’s mother.

Boaz was the father of Obed. Ruth was Obed’s mother.

Obed was the father of Jesse.

And Jesse was the father of King David.

David was the father of Solomon. Solomon’s mother had been Uriah’s wife.

Solomon was the father of Rehoboam.

Rehoboam was the father of Abijah.

Abijah was the father of Asa.

Asa was the father of Jehoshaphat.

Jehoshaphat was the father of Jehoram.

Jehoram was the father of Uzziah.

Uzziah was the father of Jotham.

Jotham was the father of Ahaz.

Ahaz was the father of Hezekiah.

10 Hezekiah was the father of Manasseh.

Manasseh was the father of Amon.

Amon was the father of Josiah.

11 And Josiah was the father of Jeconiah and his brothers. At that time, the Jewish people were forced to go away to Babylon.

12 After this, the family line continued.

Jeconiah was the father of Shealtiel.

Shealtiel was the father of Zerubbabel.

13 Zerubbabel was the father of Abihud.

Abihud was the father of Eliakim.

Eliakim was the father of Azor.

14 Azor was the father of Zadok.

Zadok was the father of Akim.

Akim was the father of Elihud.

15 Elihud was the father of Eleazar.

Eleazar was the father of Matthan.

Matthan was the father of Jacob.

16 Jacob was the father of Joseph. Joseph was the husband of Mary. And Mary was the mother of Jesus, who is called the Messiah.

17 So there were 14 generations from Abraham to David. There were 14 from David until the Jewish people were forced to go away to Babylon. And there were 14 from that time to the Messiah.

Joseph Accepts Jesus as His Son

18 This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about. His mother Mary and Joseph had promised to get married. But before they started to live together, it became clear that she was going to have a baby. She became pregnant by the power of the Holy Spirit. 19 Her husband Joseph was faithful to the law. But he did not want to put her to shame in public. So he planned to divorce her quietly.

20 But as Joseph was thinking about this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream. The angel said, “Joseph, son of David, don’t be afraid to take Mary home as your wife. The baby inside her is from the Holy Spirit. 21 She is going to have a son. You must give him the name Jesus. That’s because he will save his people from their sins.”

22 All this took place to bring about what the Lord had said would happen. He had said through the prophet, 23 “The virgin is going to have a baby. She will give birth to a son. And he will be called Immanuel.” (Isaiah 7:14) The name Immanuel means “God with us.”

24 Joseph woke up. He did what the angel of the Lord commanded him to do. He took Mary home as his wife. 25 But he did not sleep with her until she gave birth to a son. And Joseph gave him the name Jesus.