Ukoo Wa Yesu Kristo
1Kumbukumbu ya vizazi vya ukoo wa Yesu Kristo mwana wa Daudi na wa Abrahamu: 2 Abrahamu alikuwa baba yake Isaka; Isaka alikuwa baba yake Yakobo; na Yakobo alikuwa baba yake Yuda na ndugu zake. 3 Yuda alikuwa baba yake Peresi na Zera ambao mama yao alikuwa Tamari; Peresi alikuwa baba yake Esroni; Esroni alikuwa baba yake Aramu; 4 Aramu alikuwa baba yake Aminadabu; Aminadabu alikuwa baba yake Nashoni; Nashoni alikuwa baba yake Salmoni; 5 Salmoni alikuwa baba yake Boazi na mama yake Salmoni alikuwa Rahabu. Boazi alikuwa baba yake Obedi, ambaye mama yake alikuwa Ruti; Obedi alikuwa baba yake Yese; 6 Yese alikuwa baba yake Daudi ambaye alikuwa mfalme. Daudi alikuwa baba yake Solomoni ambaye mama yake ni yule aliyekuwa mke wa Uria; 7 Solomoni alikuwa baba yake Rehoboamu; Rehoboamu alikuwa baba yake Abiya; Abiya alikuwa baba yake Asa; 8 Asa alikuwa baba yake Yehoshafati; Yehoshafati alikuwa baba yake Yoramu; Yoramu alikuwa baba yake Uzia; 9 Uzia alikuwa baba yake Yothamu; Yothamu alikuwa baba yake Ahazi; Ahazi alikuwa baba yake Hezekia; 10 Hezekia alikuwa baba yake Manase; Manase alikuwa baba yake Amoni; Amoni alikuwa baba yake Yosia; 11 wakati wa uhamisho wa Babiloni, Yosia alimzaa Yekonia na ndugu zake; 12 na baada ya uhamisho wa Babiloni Yekonia alimzaa Shealtieli; Shealtieli alikuwa baba yake Zerubabeli; 13 Zeru babeli alikuwa baba yake Abihudi; Abihudi alikuwa baba yake Eliakimu ; Eliakimu alikuwa baba yake Azori; 14 Azori alikuwa baba yake Zadoki; Zadoki alikuwa baba yake Akimu; Akimu alikuwa baba yake Eliudi; 15 Eliudi alikuwa baba yake Elieza; Elieza alikuwa baba yake Matani; Matani alikuwa baba yake Yakobo; 16 Yakobo alikuwa baba yake Yosefu ambaye alikuwa mumewe Mar ia, aliyemzaa Yesu anayeitwa Kristo. 17 Basi, kulikuwepo vizazi kumi na vinne tangu Abrahamu mpaka wakati wa mfalme Daudi; na vizazi kumi na vinne tangu mfalme Daudi hadi wakati wa uhamisho wa Babiloni na vizazi kumi na vinne tangu wakati wa uhamisho hadi Kristo.
Kuzaliwa Kwa Yesu Kristo
18 Kuzaliwa kwake Yesu Kristo kulikuwa hivi: Maria mama yake, alikuwa ameposwa na Yosefu. Lakini kabla ya ndoa yao, Mar ia akiwa bado bikira, alipata mimba kwa uweza wa Roho Mtakatifu. 19 Kwa kuwa Yosefu alikuwa mtu mwema hakutaka kumwaibisha mchumba wake Maria hadharani. Kwa hiyo aliamua kuvunja uchumba wao kwa siri. 20 Lakini alipokuwa bado anawaza juu ya jambo hili, malaika wa Bwana akamtokea katika ndoto akasema, “Yosefu mwana wa Daudi, usisite kumwoa Maria mchumba wako kwa maana mimba aliyo nayo ameipata kwa uweza wa Roho Mtakatifu. 21 Naye atamzaa mtoto wa kiume, nawe utamwita jina lake Yesu; kwa maana yeye ndiye atakayewaokoa watu wake kutoka katika dhambi zao.”
22 Hayo yote yalitokea ili kutimiza maneno ya Mungu yaliyos emwa na nabii wake: 23 “Tazama bikira atachukua mimba, naye atamzaa mtoto wa kiume nao watamwita Imanueli,” maana yake, “Mungu pamoja nasi”. 24 Yosefu alipoamka usingizini, alifanya kama alivyoagizwa na malaika wa Bwana; akamchukua mkewe Maria nyumbani kwake, 25 lakini hawakukaribiana mpaka Maria alipoji fungua mtoto wa kiume. Yosefu akamwita jina lake Yesu.
The genealogy of Jesus the Messiah
2 Abraham was the father of Isaac,
Isaac the father of Jacob,
Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers,
3 Judah the father of Perez and Zerah, whose mother was Tamar,
Perez the father of Hezron,
Hezron the father of Ram,
4 Ram the father of Amminadab,
Amminadab the father of Nahshon,
Nahshon the father of Salmon,
5 Salmon the father of Boaz, whose mother was Rahab,
Boaz the father of Obed, whose mother was Ruth,
Obed the father of Jesse,
6 and Jesse the father of King David.
David was the father of Solomon, whose mother had been Uriah’s wife,
7 Solomon the father of Rehoboam,
Rehoboam the father of Abijah,
Abijah the father of Asa,
8 Asa the father of Jehoshaphat,
Jehoshaphat the father of Jehoram,
Jehoram the father of Uzziah,
9 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
- Matthew 1:1 Or is an account of the origin
- Matthew 1:1 Or Jesus Christ. Messiah (Hebrew) and Christ (Greek) both mean Anointed One; also in verse 18.
- Matthew 1:11 That is, Jehoiachin; also in verse 12
- Matthew 1:18 Or The origin of Jesus the Messiah was like this
- Matthew 1:19 Or was a righteous man and
- Matthew 1:21 Jesus is the Greek form of Joshua, which means the Lord saves.
- Matthew 1:23 Isaiah 7:14