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Matthew 1:1-25

The Genealogy of Jesus the Messiah

1This is the genealogy1:1 Or is an account of the origin of Jesus the Messiah1:1 Or Jesus Christ. Messiah (Hebrew) and Christ (Greek) both mean Anointed One; also in verse 18. the son of David, the son of Abraham:

2Abraham was the father of Isaac,

Isaac the father of Jacob,

Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers,

3Judah the father of Perez and Zerah, whose mother was Tamar,

Perez the father of Hezron,

Hezron the father of Ram,

4Ram the father of Amminadab,

Amminadab the father of Nahshon,

Nahshon the father of Salmon,

5Salmon the father of Boaz, whose mother was Rahab,

Boaz the father of Obed, whose mother was Ruth,

Obed the father of Jesse,

6and Jesse the father of King David.

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

7Solomon the father of Rehoboam,

Rehoboam the father of Abijah,

Abijah the father of Asa,

8Asa the father of Jehoshaphat,

Jehoshaphat the father of Jehoram,

Jehoram the father of Uzziah,

9Uzziah the father of Jotham,

Jotham the father of Ahaz,

Ahaz the father of Hezekiah,

10Hezekiah the father of Manasseh,

Manasseh the father of Amon,

Amon the father of Josiah,

11and Josiah the father of Jeconiah1:11 That is, Jehoiachin; also in verse 12 and his brothers at the time of the exile to Babylon.

12After the exile to Babylon:

Jeconiah was the father of Shealtiel,

Shealtiel the father of Zerubbabel,

13Zerubbabel the father of Abihud,

Abihud the father of Eliakim,

Eliakim the father of Azor,

14Azor the father of Zadok,

Zadok the father of Akim,

Akim the father of Elihud,

15Elihud the father of Eleazar,

Eleazar the father of Matthan,

Matthan the father of Jacob,

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

17Thus there were fourteen generations in all from Abraham to David, fourteen from David to the exile to Babylon, and fourteen from the exile to the Messiah.

Joseph Accepts Jesus as His Son

18This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about1:18 Or The origin of Jesus the Messiah was like this: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit. 19Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet1:19 Or was a righteous man and did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.

20But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus,1:21 Jesus is the Greek form of Joshua, which means the Lord saves. because he will save his people from their sins.”

22All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: 23“The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel”1:23 Isaiah 7:14 (which means “God with us”).

24When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. 25But he did not consummate their marriage until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.

Asante Twi Contemporary Bible

Mateo 1:1-25

Yesu Kristo Mpanimfoɔ

1Yesu Kristo a ɔfiri Ɔhene Dawid ne Abraham abusua mu no mpanimfoɔ din na ɛdidi soɔ yi:

2Abraham ba ne Isak,

Isak ba ne Yakob;

Yakob nso mma ne Yuda ne ne nuanom.

3Yuda mma ne Peres ne Sera. Wɔn maame ne Tamar.

Peres ba ne Hesron

ɛnna Hesron nso ba ne Ram.

4Ram woo Aminadab;

Aminadab woo Nahson;

Nahson nso woo Salmon.

5Salmon ne ne yere Rahab woo Boas;

Boas ne ne yere Rut woo Obed;

Obed nso woo Yisai.

6Yisai ba ne Ɔhene Dawid.

Dawid ba ne Salomo. Dawid ne Batseba a na anka ɔyɛ Uria yere no na wɔwoo Salomo.

7Salomo woo Rehoboam;

Rehoboam woo Abia;

Abia woo Asa.

8Asa woo Yehosafat;

Yehosafat woo Yoram,

Yoram nso woo Usia

9Usia ba ne Yotam;

Yotam ba ne Ahas:

Ahas ba ne Hiskia.

10Hiskia ba ne Manase,

Manase ba ne Amon;

Amon nso ba ne Yosia.

11Yosia woo Yekonia ne ne nuanom. Wɔwoo wɔn ɛberɛ a na Yudafoɔ te nnommum mu wɔ Babilon no.

12Wɔn a wɔfiri Babilon nnommum mu baeɛ no akyi awoɔ ntoatoasoɔ nie:

Yekonia woo Sealtiel;

Sealtiel woo Serubabel.

13Serubabel woo Abihud;

Abihud woo Eliakim;

Eliakim nso woo Asor.

14Asor ba ne Sadok;

Sadok ba ne Akim;

Akim ba ne Elihud.

15Elihud ba ne Eleasa;

Eleasa ba ne Matan.

Matan nso ba ne Yakob;

16Yakob woo Yosef a ɔwaree Maria no. Saa Maria yi na ɔwoo Yesu Kristo.

17Awoɔ ntoatoasoɔ a ɛfiri Abraham so de bɛsi Ɔhene Dawid so yɛ dunan. Ɛfiri Ɔhene Dawid so de bɛsi ɛberɛ a wɔfaa ɔman no nnommum kɔɔ Babilon no nso awoɔ ntoatoasoɔ yɛ dunan saa ara. Saa ara nso na ɛfiri ɛberɛ a wɔtu firii Babilon sane baa wɔn ɔman mu bio no de bɛsi Kristo awoɔ so nso yɛ awoɔ ntoatoasoɔ dunan.

Yesu Awoɔ

18Sɛdeɛ Yesu Kristo awoɔ ho nsɛm teɛ nie: Wɔde ne maame Maria maa Yosef sɛ ɔnware no, nanso ansa na wɔbɛhyiam sɛ awarefoɔ no, ɔhunuu sɛ wanyinsɛn deɛ ɛfiri Honhom Kronkron. 19Ɛbaa saa no, ne kunu Yosef a ɔdi ne ho ni no ampɛ sɛ ɔbɛgu Maria anim ase enti, ɔyɛɛ nʼadwene sɛ ɔbɛgyaa no awadeɛ kɔkoam.

20Ɛberɛ a asɛm no ayɛ Yosef dadwene no, Awurade ɔbɔfoɔ bɛyii ne ho adi kyerɛɛ no daeɛ mu. Ɔbɔfoɔ no ka kyerɛɛ no sɛ, “Yosef, Dawid aseni, nnyae Maria awadeɛ ɛfiri sɛ, ne nyinsɛn no firi Honhom Kronkron. 21Ɔbɛwo ɔbarima na wɔato no edin Yesu, aseɛ ne Agyenkwa, ɛfiri sɛ, ɔno na ɔbɛgye ne nkurɔfoɔ nkwa afiri wɔn bɔne mu.”

22Yei nyinaa baa mu de hyɛɛ deɛ Awurade nam odiyifoɔ no so kaeɛ no ma sɛ: 23“Ɔbaabunu no bɛnyinsɛn, na wawo ɔbabarima, na wɔato no edin Immanuel” a aseɛ ne sɛ, “Onyankopɔn ne yɛn wɔ hɔ.”

24Ɛberɛ a Yosef nyaneeɛ no, ɔyɛɛ sɛdeɛ ɔbɔfoɔ no hyɛɛ no sɛ ɔnyɛ no. Enti ɔkɔfaa Maria baa ne fie ma ɔbɛyɛɛ ne yere. 25Yosef ne Maria anhyia da kɔsii sɛ Maria woo ɔbabarima maa Yosef too ne din “Yesu.”