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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.

New International Version - UK

Matthew 1

The genealogy of Jesus the Messiah

1This is the genealogy[a] of Jesus the Messiah[b] the son of David, the son of Abraham:

Abraham was the father of Isaac,

Isaac the father of Jacob,

Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers,

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

Perez the father of Hezron,

Hezron the father of Ram,

Ram the father of Amminadab,

Amminadab the father of Nahshon,

Nahshon the father of Salmon,

Salmon the father of Boaz, whose mother was Rahab,

Boaz the father of Obed, whose mother was Ruth,

Obed the father of Jesse,

and Jesse the father of King David.

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

Solomon the father of Rehoboam,

Rehoboam the father of Abijah,

Abijah the father of Asa,

Asa the father of Jehoshaphat,

Jehoshaphat the father of Jehoram,

Jehoram the father of Uzziah,

Uzziah the father of Jotham,

Jotham the father of Ahaz,

Ahaz the father of Hezekiah,

10 Hezekiah the father of Manasseh,

Manasseh the father of Amon,

Amon the father of Josiah,

11 and Josiah the father of Jeconiah[c] and his brothers at the time of the exile to Babylon.

12 After the exile to Babylon:

Jeconiah was the father of Shealtiel,

Shealtiel the father of Zerubbabel,

13 Zerubbabel the father of Abihud,

Abihud the father of Eliakim,

Eliakim the father of Azor,

14 Azor the father of Zadok,

Zadok the father of Akim,

Akim the father of Elihud,

15 Elihud the father of Eleazar,

Eleazar the father of Matthan,

Matthan the father of Jacob,

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

17 Thus 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

18 This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about[d]: 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. 19 Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet[e] did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.

20 But 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. 21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus,[f] because he will save his people from their sins.’

22 All 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’[g] (which means ‘God with us’).

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

Notas al pie

  1. Matthew 1:1 Or is an account of the origin
  2. Matthew 1:1 Or Jesus Christ. Messiah (Hebrew) and Christ (Greek) both mean Anointed One; also in verse 18.
  3. Matthew 1:11 That is, Jehoiachin; also in verse 12
  4. Matthew 1:18 Or The origin of Jesus the Messiah was like this
  5. Matthew 1:19 Or was a righteous man and
  6. Matthew 1:21 Jesus is the Greek form of Joshua, which means the Lord saves.
  7. Matthew 1:23 Isaiah 7:14