New International Reader's Version

Matthew 1:1-25

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.

New Serbian Translation

Матеј 1:1-25

Исусови преци

1Ово је родословна књига Исуса Христа – сина Давидовог, сина Авра̂мовог.

2Авра̂м је имао сина Исака,

Исак Јакова,

Јаков је имао Јуду и његову браћу,

3Јуда је са Тамаром имао Фареса и Зару,

Фарес је имао Есрона,

Есрон Арама,

4Арам Аминадава,

Аминадав Насона,

Насон Салмона.

5Салмон је са Рахавом имао Воза,

Воз са Рутом Овида,

Овид је имао Јесеја.

6Јесеј је био отац цара Давида.

Давид је са Уријином женом добио Соломона.

7Соломон је имао Ровоама,

Ровоам Авију,

Авија Асафа,

8Асаф Јосафата,

Јосафат Јорама,

Јорам Озију,

9Озија Јотама,

Јотам Ахаза,

Ахаз Језекију,

10Језекија Манасију,

Манасија Амоса,

Амос Јосију.

11Јосији су се родили Јехонија и његова браћа за време вавилонског изгнанства.

12Јехонија је, после вавилонског изгнанства, имао Салатила,

Салатило Зоровавеља,

13Зоровавељ Авијуда,

Авијуд Елијакима,

Елијаким Азора,

14Азор Садока,

Садок Ахима,

Ахим Елијуда,

15Елијуд Елеазара,

Елеазар Матана,

Матан Јакова,

16Јаков Јосифа, који је био муж Марије, која је родила Исуса званог „Христос“.

17Дакле, од Авра̂ма до Давида било је четрнаест колена, од Давида до вавилонског изгнанства четрнаест колена, и од вавилонског изгнанства до Христа такође четрнаест колена.

Исусово рођење

18А ево како се Исус Христос родио: његова мајка, Марија, била је испрошена за Јосифа. Међутим, пре него што су постали супружници, испостави се да је она затруднела по Светоме Духу. 19Њен муж Јосиф, који је био праведан човек, не желећи да је јавно извргне срамоти, науми да потајно раскине веридбу.

20Тек што је он то наумио, кад гле, анђео Господњи указа му се у сну и рече му: „Јосифе, Сине Давидов, не бој се да узмеш Марију за жену. Дете које је у њој зачето, дело је Светога Духа. 21Она ће родити сина, а ти ћеш му дати име ’Исус’, јер ће он спасти свој народ од њихових греха.“ 22Све се ово догодило да се испуни оно што је Господ рекао по пророку:

23„Ево, зачеће девица и родиће сина, и даће му име ’Емануил’.“1,23 Иса 7,14. (То у преводу значи „Бог је с нама“.)

24Када се Јосиф пробудио, учинио је оно што му је анђео Господњи заповедио: узео је Марију за жену, 25али као супружници нису живели, све док она није родила сина. Јосиф му даде име „Исус“.