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 fulfil 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.
1Ovo je rodoslovlje Isusa Krista, potomka kralja Davida koji je bio Abrahamov potomak.
2Abrahamu se rodio Izak.
Izaku se rodio Jakov.
Jakovu su se rodili Juda i njegova braća.
3Judi je Tamara rodila Peresa i Zeraha.
Peresu se rodio Hesron,
a Hesronu Ram.
4Ramu se rodi Aminadab.
Aminadabu se rodi Nahšon,
a Nahšonu Salma.
5Salmi je Rahaba rodila Boaza.
Boazu je Ruta rodila Obeda.
Obedu se rodio Jišaj.
6Jišaju se rodio kralj David.
Davidu je bivša Urijina žena rodila Salomona.
7Salomonu se rodio Roboam.
Roboamu se rodio Abija.
Abiji se rodio Asa.
8Asi se rodio Jozafat.
Jozafatu se rodio Joram,
a Joramu Ahazja.
9Ahazji se rodio Jotam,
a Ahazu Ezekija.
10Ezekiji se rodio Manaše,
Amonu se rodio Jošija.
11Jošiji su se, u vrijeme progonstva u Babilon, rodili Jehonija i njegova braća.
12Poslije progonstva u Babilon
Jehoniji se rodio Šealtiel.
Šealtielu se rodio Zerubabel.
13Zerubabelu se rodio Abiud.
Abiudu se rodio Elijakim,
a Elijakimu Azor.
14Azoru se rodio Sadok.
Sadoku se rodio Akim,
a Akimu Elijud.
15Elijudu se rodio Eleazar.
a Matanu Jakov.
16Jakovu se rodio Josip, muž Marije koja je rodila Isusa zvanoga Krist.
17To je, dakle, ukupno četrnaest naraštaja od Abrahama do kralja Davida, četrnaest naraštaja od kralja Davida do progonstva u Babilon i četrnaest naraštaja od progonstva do Krista.
Rođenje Isusa Krista
18Evo kako se zbilo rođenje Isusa Krista: Njegova majka Marija bila je zaručena s Josipom. Ali dok je još bila djevica, začela je po Svetome Duhu. 19Kako je njezin muž Josip bio pravedan čovjek i kako ju nije htio javno osramotiti, naumi ju potajice napustiti.
20Razmišljajući o tome, zaspao je te mu se u snu ukaže Božji glasnik. “Josipe, sine Davidov,” reče mu on, “ne oklijevaj uzeti Mariju za ženu! Jer dijete koje nosi začeto je po Svetome Duhu. 21Ona će roditi sina i nazvat ćeš ga Isus (što znači: ‘Gospodin spasava’) jer će spasiti svoj narod od njegovih grijeha.” 22Sve se to dogodilo da bi se obistinilo što je Gospodin rekao po proroku:
23“Slušajte! Djevica će zanijeti!
Rodit će sina koji će se zvati Emanuel”,
(što znači: “Bog je s nama”).
24Kad se Josip probudio, učini kako mu je Božji glasnik zapovjedio—dovede Mariju svojoj kući da mu bude žena. 25Nije joj prišao kao muškarac dok nije rodila sina. A onda mu nadjene ime Isus.