Gli antenati di Gesù Cristo
1Questi sono gli antenati di Gesù Cristo, discendente del re Davide e di Abramo.
2 Abramo fu il padre di Isacco;
Isacco fu il padre di Giacobbe;
Giacobbe fu il padre di Giuda e dei suoi fratelli.
3 Giuda fu il padre di Fares e Zara (Tamar fu la loro madre);
Fares fu il padre di Esrom;
Esrom fu il padre di Aram;
4 Aram fu il padre di Aminadab;
Aminadab fu il padre di Naasson;
Naasson fu il padre di Salmon;
5 Salmon fu il padre di Booz (e Rahab sua madre);
Booz fu il padre di Obed (e Ruth sua madre);
Obed fu il padre di Iesse;
6 Iesse fu il padre del re Davide;
Davide fu il padre di Salomone (e sua madre la vedova dʼUria);
7 Salomone fu il padre di Roboamo;
Roboamo fu il padre di Abia;
Abia fu il padre di Asa;
8 Asa fu il padre di Giosafat;
Giosafat fu il padre di Ioram;
Ioram fu il padre di Uzzia;
9 Uzzia fu il padre di Ioatam;
Ioatam fu il padre di Achaz;
Achaz fu il padre di Ezechia;
10 Ezechia fu il padre di Manasse;
Manasse fu il padre di Amon;
Amon fu il padre di Giosia;
11 Giosia fu il padre di Ieconia e dei suoi fratelli (nati nel periodo dellʼesilio in Babilonia).
12 Dopo lʼesilio: Ieconia fu il padre di Salatiel;
Salatiel fu il padre di Zorobabel;
13 Zorobabel fu il padre di Abiud;
Abiud fu il padre di Eliacim;
Eliacim fu il padre di Azor;
14 Azor fu il padre di Sadoc;
Sadoc fu il padre di Achim;
Achim fu il padre di Eliud;
15 Eliud fu il padre di Eleazaro;
Eleazaro fu il padre di Mattan;
Mattan fu il padre di Giacobbe;
16 Giacobbe fu il padre di Giuseppe, il marito di Maria, la madre di Gesù Cristo, il Messia.
17 Così da Abramo fino a Davide abbiamo quattordici generazioni, dal re Davide allʼesilio in Babilonia altre quattordici generazioni; come pure abbiamo quattordici generazioni dallʼesilio a Cristo.
Promessa della nascita di Gesù
18 Ecco i fatti riguardanti la nascita di Gesù Cristo. Sua madre, Maria, era fidanzata con Giuseppe, ma, mentre era ancora vergine, si trovò incinta per opera dello Spirito Santo. 19 Giuseppe, il suo fidanzato, da uomo di giusti princìpi, decise di rompere il fidanzamento, di nascosto però, perché non voleva esporla a critiche infamanti.
20 Ma, mentre faceva questi progetti, gli apparve in sogno un angelo del Signore.
«Giuseppe, discendente di Davide», disse lʼangelo, «non esitare a sposare Maria, perché il bambino che è dentro di lei è stato concepito dallo Spirito Santo. 21 Maria avrà un figlio al quale metterai nome Gesù (che significa Salvatore), perché è lui che salverà il suo popolo dai suoi peccati. 22 Questo accadrà, affinché si realizzi ciò che Dio ha detto tramite il suo profeta: 23 “Ascoltate! La vergine sarà incinta! Partorirà un figlio che sarà chiamato Emmanuele (che significa Dio è con noi)”».
24 Quando Giuseppe si svegliò, fece come lʼangelo gli aveva comandato e portò Maria a casa sua per sposarla. 25 Maria, vergine, partorì il bambino, a cui Giuseppe mise nome Gesù.
The Ancestors of Jesus the Messiah
1This is a record of the ancestors of Jesus the Messiah, a descendant of David and of Abraham[a]:
2 Abraham was the father of Isaac.
Isaac was the father of Jacob.
Jacob was the father of Judah and his brothers.
3 Judah was the father of Perez and Zerah (whose mother was Tamar).
Perez was the father of Hezron.
Hezron was the father of Ram.[b]
4 Ram was the father of Amminadab.
Amminadab was the father of Nahshon.
Nahshon was the father of Salmon.
5 Salmon was the father of Boaz (whose mother was Rahab).
Boaz was the father of Obed (whose mother was Ruth).
Obed was the father of Jesse.
6 Jesse was the father of King David.
David was the father of Solomon (whose mother was Bathsheba, the widow of Uriah).
7 Solomon was the father of Rehoboam.
Rehoboam was the father of Abijah.
Abijah was the father of Asa.[c]
8 Asa was the father of Jehoshaphat.
Jehoshaphat was the father of Jehoram.[d]
Jehoram was the father[e] of Uzziah.
9 Uzziah was the father of Jotham.
Jotham was the father of Ahaz.
Ahaz was the father of Hezekiah.
10 Hezekiah was the father of Manasseh.
Manasseh was the father of Amon.[f]
Amon was the father of Josiah.
11 Josiah was the father of Jehoiachin[g] and his brothers (born at the time of the exile to Babylon).
12 After the Babylonian exile:
Jehoiachin was the father of Shealtiel.
Shealtiel was the father of Zerubbabel.
13 Zerubbabel was the father of Abiud.
Abiud was the father of Eliakim.
Eliakim was the father of Azor.
14 Azor was the father of Zadok.
Zadok was the father of Akim.
Akim was the father of Eliud.
15 Eliud was the father of Eleazar.
Eleazar was the father of Matthan.
Matthan was the father of Jacob.
16 Jacob was the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary.
Mary gave birth to Jesus, who is called the Messiah.
17 All those listed above include fourteen generations from Abraham to David, fourteen from David to the Babylonian exile, and fourteen from the Babylonian exile to the Messiah.
The Birth of Jesus the Messiah
18 This is how Jesus the Messiah was born. His mother, Mary, was engaged to be married to Joseph. But before the marriage took place, while she was still a virgin, she became pregnant through the power of the Holy Spirit. 19 Joseph, to whom she was engaged, was a righteous man and did not want to disgrace her publicly, so he decided to break the engagement[h] quietly.
20 As he considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream. “Joseph, son of David,” the angel said, “do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife. For the child within her was conceived by the Holy Spirit. 21 And she will have a son, and you are to name him Jesus,[i] for he will save his people from their sins.”
22 All of this occurred to fulfill the Lord’s message through his prophet:
23 “Look! The virgin will conceive a child!
She will give birth to a son,
and they will call him Immanuel,[j]
which means ‘God is with us.’”
24 When Joseph woke up, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded and took Mary as his wife. 25 But he did not have sexual relations with her until her son was born. And Joseph named him Jesus.
- 1:1 Greek Jesus the Messiah, Son of David and son of Abraham.
- 1:3 Greek Aram, a variant spelling of Ram; also in 1:4. See 1 Chr 2:9-10.
- 1:7 Greek Asaph, a variant spelling of Asa; also in 1:8. See 1 Chr 3:10.
- 1:8a Greek Joram, a variant spelling of Jehoram; also in 1:8b. See 1 Kgs 22:50 and note at 1 Chr 3:11.
- 1:8b Or ancestor; also in 1:11.
- 1:10 Greek Amos, a variant spelling of Amon; also in 1:10b. See 1 Chr 3:14.
- 1:11 Greek Jeconiah, a variant spelling of Jehoiachin; also in 1:12. See 2 Kgs 24:6 and note at 1 Chr 3:16.
- 1:19 Greek to divorce her.
- 1:21 Jesus means “The Lord saves.”
- 1:23 Isa 7:14; 8:8, 10 (Greek version).