Slektstavlen til Jesus
1Dette er forfedrene til Jesus Kristus1:1 ”Kristus” betyr ”den salvede” på gresk. Blant Israels folk ble konger, prester og profeter salvet med olje før de begynte oppgaven sin. Gud hadde ved profetene lovet å sende en salvet konge som skulle herske over alle folk. Jødene ventet på at denne kongen skulle gjenopprette Israel som nasjon. Det hebraisk ordet ”Messias” betyr også ”den salvede”., den lovede kongen, som var etterkommer til kong David og Abraham:
2Abraham, Isak og Jakob var far til Juda og brødrene hans. Videre fulgte:
3Juda og Peres, som var tvillingbror til Serah,
og moren het Tamar. Så kom: Hesron,
4Aram Amminadab, Naksjon,
5Salmon, Boas, og moren het Rahab.
Etterpå finner vi: Obed, og moren het Rut, Isai, som ble far til
Salomo, som var sønn til Batseba, enken etter Uria. Videre:
7Rehabeam, Abia, Asaf,
8Josafat, Joram, Ussia, 9Jotam, Akas, Hiskia,
11Josia, som var far til Jojakin og hans brødre,
som ble født ved den tiden da folket ble ført bort til fangenskap i Babylon, og Jojakin.
12Etter å ha blitt ført bort til Babylon, fulgte: Sealtiel, Serubabel,
13Abiud, Eljakim, Asor,
14Sadok, Akim, Eliud,
15Eleasar, Mattan, Jakob,
16og Josef. Josef var mannen til Maria og hun var mor til Jesus Kristus.
17Disse personene utgjør 14 slektledd fra Abraham og fram til kong David, 14 slektledd fra kong David og fram til tiden da jødene ble ført bort til Babylon og 14 slektledd fra epoken i Babylon og fram til Jesus Kristus.
Jesus blir født
18Da Jesus Kristus ble født, gikk det slik til: Hans mor Maria var trolovet og skulle gifte seg med Josef. Men allerede før de var gift, ble hun med barn ved Guds Hellige Ånd.1:18 Den jødiske trolovelsen var mer forpliktende enn vår tids forlovelse, og kunne bare brytes ved en skilsmisse, men noe seksuelt samliv fikk ikke forekomme. 19Josef, hennes kommende mann, så da ingen annen utvei enn å skille seg fra henne i stillhet. Han ville leve etter Guds bud, men ønsket ikke å skjemme ut Maria offentlig.1:19 Josef ville skrive under de nødvendige papirene for skilsmisse, men ikke la Marie bli dømt offentlig og bli steinet, som han kunne ha gjort.
20Mens han fortsatt grublet på hvordan han skulle løse problemet, viste en Herrens engel seg for ham i en drøm.
Engelen sa: ”Josef, du som er etterkommer av kong David, du skal ikke nøle med å gifte deg med Maria, for det barnet hun bærer, er blitt til ved Guds Hellige Ånd. 21Hun skal få en sønn, og du skal kalle ham Jesus, for han skal frelse folket sitt fra syndene deres.1:21 Jesus, som er den greske formen av navnet Josva, betyr ”Herren redder”.”
22På denne måten ble det som Gud hadde forutsagt ved profeten Jesaja, til virkelighet: 23”Lytt! Den unge jenta skal bli med barn og føde en sønn, og de skal kalle ham Immanuel, som betyr ’Gud er med oss’.”1:23 Se Jesaja 7:14.
24Da Josef våknet, gjorde han som engelen hadde gitt beskjed om, og han giftet seg med Maria. 25De hadde imidlertid ikke noe seksuelt samliv før sønnen var født. Josef ga ham navnet Jesus.
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.
2Abraham was the father of Isaac.
Isaac was the father of Jacob.
Jacob was the father of Judah and his brothers.
3Judah was the father of Perez and Zerah. Tamar was their mother.
Perez was the father of Hezron.
Hezron was the father of Ram.
4Ram was the father of Amminadab.
Amminadab was the father of Nahshon.
Nahshon was the father of Salmon.
5Salmon 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.
6And Jesse was the father of King David.
David was the father of Solomon. Solomon’s mother had been Uriah’s wife.
7Solomon was the father of Rehoboam.
Rehoboam was the father of Abijah.
Abijah was the father of Asa.
8Asa was the father of Jehoshaphat.
Jehoshaphat was the father of Jehoram.
Jehoram was the father of Uzziah.
9Uzziah was the father of Jotham.
Jotham was the father of Ahaz.
Ahaz was the father of Hezekiah.
10Hezekiah was the father of Manasseh.
Manasseh was the father of Amon.
Amon was the father of Josiah.
11And Josiah was the father of Jeconiah and his brothers. At that time, the Jewish people were forced to go away to Babylon.
12After this, the family line continued.
Jeconiah was the father of Shealtiel.
Shealtiel was the father of Zerubbabel.
13Zerubbabel was the father of Abihud.
Abihud was the father of Eliakim.
Eliakim was the father of Azor.
14Azor was the father of Zadok.
Zadok was the father of Akim.
Akim was the father of Elihud.
15Elihud was the father of Eleazar.
Eleazar was the father of Matthan.
Matthan was the father of Jacob.
16Jacob was the father of Joseph. Joseph was the husband of Mary. And Mary was the mother of Jesus, who is called the Messiah.
17So 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
18This 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. 19Her 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.
20But 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. 21She is going to have a son. You must give him the name Jesus. That’s because he will save his people from their sins.”
22All 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.”
24Joseph woke up. He did what the angel of the Lord commanded him to do. He took Mary home as his wife. 25But he did not sleep with her until she gave birth to a son. And Joseph gave him the name Jesus.