1 Ježišov rodokmeň siaha od Abraháma k Dávidovi. Toto sú Ježišovi predkovia:
2 Abrahám, Izák, Jakob (otec Júdu a jeho bratov),
3 Júda, Fares a Zára (ich matkou bola Tamara), Hezron,
4 Aram, Aminadab, Náson,
5 Salmon, Boaz (syn Rachab), Obed (syn Rút), Jesse,
6 Kráľ Dávid, Šalamún (jeho matka bola ženou Uriáša),
7 Roboám, Abia, Azaf,
8 Jozafat, Jorám, Oziáš,
9 Joatam, Achaz, Ezechiáš,
10 Manases, Amos, Joziáš,
11 Jechoniáš a jeho bratia (v čase odvlečenia do Babylona),
13 Zorobábel (po babylonskom zajatí), Abind, Eliakim,
14 Azor, Sádok, Achim,
15 Elind, Eleazar, Máttam, Jakob.
16 Jakob bol otcom Jozefa, ktorý bol mužom Márie, matky Ježiša Krista, Božieho Syna.
17 Od praotca Abraháma po Dávida je to teda štrnásť generácií. Ďalších štrnásť generácií sa vystriedalo od Dávida po babylonské zajatie a od zajatia v Babylone až po Krista zasa štrnásť. Rodokmeň uzaviera Jozef, manžel Márie, ktorej sa narodil Ježiš -- Boží Syn.
Boh sa stane človekom
18 S narodením Ježiša Krista to bolo takto: Jeho matka Mária bola zasnúbená s Jozefom. No ešte prv, ako sa vzali, vysvitlo, že čaká dieťa.
19 Jozef bol muž prísnych zásad, preto sa rozhodol, že sa s ňou rozíde, ale chcel to urobiť v tajnosti, aby ju nevystavil verejnej potupe.
20 Keď o tom uvažoval, vo sne sa mu zjavil Boží posol a povedal mu: Jozef, Dávidov syn, neboj sa vziať si Máriu, lebo dieťa, ktoré čaká, splodil Svätý Duch.
21 Porodí syna a dáš mu meno Ježiš. Lebo on vyslobodí svoj ľud z hriechu.
22 Takto sa splní predpoveď proroka Izaiáša:
23 Počujte, panna bude tehotná a porodí syna. Nazvete ho Emanuel, čo znamená Boh je s nami. "
24 Keď sa Jozef prebudil, urobil tak, ako mu anjel prikázal, a oženil sa s Máriou.
25 Ale nežil s ňou ako manžel, kým sa jej nenarodil syn, ktorému dali meno Ježiš.
1The family tree of Jesus Christ, David’s son, Abraham’s son:
2-6 Abraham had Isaac,
Isaac had Jacob,
Jacob had Judah and his brothers,
Judah had Perez and Zerah (the mother was Tamar),
Perez had Hezron,
Hezron had Aram,
Aram had Amminadab,
Amminadab had Nahshon,
Nahshon had Salmon,
Salmon had Boaz (his mother was Rahab),
Boaz had Obed (Ruth was the mother),
Obed had Jesse,
Jesse had David,
and David became king.
6-11 David had Solomon (Uriah’s wife was the mother),
Solomon had Rehoboam,
Rehoboam had Abijah,
Abijah had Asa,
Asa had Jehoshaphat,
Jehoshaphat had Joram,
Joram had Uzziah,
Uzziah had Jotham,
Jotham had Ahaz,
Ahaz had Hezekiah,
Hezekiah had Manasseh,
Manasseh had Amon,
Amon had Josiah,
Josiah had Jehoiachin and his brothers,
and then the people were taken into the Babylonian exile.
12-16 When the Babylonian exile ended,
Jeconiah had Shealtiel,
Shealtiel had Zerubbabel,
Zerubbabel had Abiud,
Abiud had Eliakim,
Eliakim had Azor,
Azor had Zadok,
Zadok had Achim,
Achim had Eliud,
Eliud had Eleazar,
Eleazar had Matthan,
Matthan had Jacob,
Jacob had Joseph, Mary’s husband,
the Mary who gave birth to Jesus,
the Jesus who was called Christ.
17 There were fourteen generations from Abraham to David,
another fourteen from David to the Babylonian exile,
and yet another fourteen from the Babylonian exile to Christ.
The Birth of Jesus
18-19 The birth of Jesus took place like this. His mother, Mary, was engaged to be married to Joseph. Before they came to the marriage bed, Joseph discovered she was pregnant. (It was by the Holy Spirit, but he didn’t know that.) Joseph, chagrined but noble, determined to take care of things quietly so Mary would not be disgraced.
20-23 While he was trying to figure a way out, he had a dream. God’s angel spoke in the dream: “Joseph, son of David, don’t hesitate to get married. Mary’s pregnancy is Spirit-conceived. God’s Holy Spirit has made her pregnant. She will bring a son to birth, and when she does, you, Joseph, will name him Jesus—‘God saves’—because he will save his people from their sins.” This would bring the prophet’s embryonic sermon to full term:
Watch for this—a virgin will get pregnant and bear a son;
They will name him Immanuel (Hebrew for “God is with us”).
24-25 Then Joseph woke up. He did exactly what God’s angel commanded in the dream: He married Mary. But he did not consummate the marriage until she had the baby. He named the baby Jesus.