O Livro

Mateus 1

A genealogia de Jesus Cristo

1São estes os antepassados de Jesus Cristo, descendente do rei David e de Abraão:

2/6 Os descendentes de Abraão foram sucessivamente Isaque, Jacob, Judá mais os irmãos deste. Judá foi pai de Peres e de Zera. (Tamar foi a mãe de ambos.) Depois de Peres vieram Hezrom, Rão, Aminadabe, Nassom, Salmom, Boaz (cuja mãe foi Raabe), Obede (que teve por mãe Rute), Jessé, e o rei David.

A seguir a David os descendentes foram Salomão (cuja mãe tinha sido mulher de Urias), 7/11 Reboão, Abias, Asa, Jeosafá, Jorão, Uzias, Jotão, Acaz, Ezequias, Manassés, Amom, Josias, Jeconias e seus irmãos (que nasceram quando os judeus foram deportados para Babilónia).

12/16 Depois desse exílio, a linha de descendência continuou sucessivamente com Jeconias, Salatiel, Zorobabel, Abiude, Eliaquim, Azor, Zadoque, Jaquim, Eliude, Eleazar, Matã, Jacob e por fim José, marido de Maria, mãe de Jesus Cristo, o Messias.

17 São catorze gerações desde Abraão até ao rei David; catorze desde o tempo do rei David até ao exílio em Babilónia; e catorze do exílio até Cristo.

O nascimento de Jesus

18 Eis o que se passou antes do nascimento de Jesus Cristo: Maria, sua mãe, estava noiva de José, mas, embora fosse ainda virgem, ficou grávida, pelo Espírito Santo. 19 Então José, seu noivo, homem de princípios, decidiu pôr termo à promessa de casamento, querendo, porém, fazê­lo de tal modo que ela não ficasse com má fama entre o povo.

20/22 Estando ele a pensar no caso, teve um sonho no qual via um anjo de pé, ao seu lado, dizendo­lhe: “José, filho de David, não tenhas medo de aceitar Maria como tua mulher! A criança que ela traz no ventre foi gerada pelo Espírito Santo. Ela terá um filho a quem porás o nome de Jesus, porque ele salvará o seu povo dos seus pecados.” Assim se cumpriu a mensagem de Deus através dos seus profetas:

23     “Uma virgem conceberá, e dará à luz um filho
    e ser­lhe­á posto o nome de Emanuel.”

Emanuel quer dizer: Deus está connosco.

24/25 Quando acordou, José fez o que o anjo lhe mandara e levou Maria para casa como sua mulher. Mas ela continuou virgem até nascer o seu filho. José pôs­lhe o nome de Jesus.

King James Version

Matthew 1

1The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.

Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and his brethren;

And Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram;

And Aram begat Aminadab; and Aminadab begat Naasson; and Naasson begat Salmon;

And Salmon begat Booz of Rachab; and Booz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse;

And Jesse begat David the king; and David the king begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of Urias;

And Solomon begat Roboam; and Roboam begat Abia; and Abia begat Asa;

And Asa begat Josaphat; and Josaphat begat Joram; and Joram begat Ozias;

And Ozias begat Joatham; and Joatham begat Achaz; and Achaz begat Ezekias;

10 And Ezekias begat Manasses; and Manasses begat Amon; and Amon begat Josias;

11 And Josias begat Jechonias and his brethren, about the time they were carried away to Babylon:

12 And after they were brought to Babylon, Jechonias begat Salathiel; and Salathiel begat Zorobabel;

13 And Zorobabel begat Abiud; and Abiud begat Eliakim; and Eliakim begat Azor;

14 And Azor begat Sadoc; and Sadoc begat Achim; and Achim begat Eliud;

15 And Eliud begat Eleazar; and Eleazar begat Matthan; and Matthan begat Jacob;

16 And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.

17 So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations.

18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.

19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily.

20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.

21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins.

22 Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,

23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

24 Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife:

25 And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name Jesus.