Knijga O Kristu

Evanđelje po Mateju 1

Isusovi preci

1Ovo je rodoslovlje Isusa Krista, potomka kralja Davida koji je bio Abrahamov potomak.

Abrahamu se rodio Izak. Izaku se rodio Jakov. Jakovu su se rodili Juda i njegova braća.

Judi je Tamara rodila Peresa i Zeraha. Peresu se rodio Hesron, a Hesronu Ram.

Ramu se rodi Aminadab. Aminadabu se rodi Nahšon, a Nahšonu Salma.

Salmi je Rahaba rodila Boaza. Boazu je Ruta rodila Obeda. Obedu se rodio Jišaj.

Jišaju se rodio kralj David. Davidu je bivša Urijina žena rodila Salomona.

Salomonu se rodio Roboam. Roboamu se rodio Abija. Abiji se rodio Asa.

Asi se rodio Jozafat. Jozafatu se rodio Joram, a Joramu Ahazja.

Ahazji se rodio Jotam, Jotamu Ahaz, a Ahazu Ezekija.

10 Ezekiji se rodio Manaše, Manašeu Amon. Amonu se rodio Jošija.

11 Jošiji su se, u vrijeme progonstva u Babilon, rodili Jehonija i njegova braća.

12 Poslije progonstva u Babilon Jehoniji se rodio Šealtiel. Šealtielu se rodio Zerubabel.

13 Zerubabelu se rodio Elijakim, a Elijakimu Azor.

14 Azoru se rodio Sadok. Sadoku se rodio Akim, Akimu Elijud.

15 Elijudu se rodio Eleazar, Eleazaru Matan, a Matanu Jakov.

16 Jakovu se rodio Josip, muž Marije koja je rodila Isusa zvanoga Krist.

17 To je, dakle, ukupno četrnaest naraštaja od Abrahama do kralja Davida, četrnaest naraštaja od kralja Davida do progonstva u Babilon i četrnaest naraštaja od progonstva do Krista.

Rođenje Isusa Krista

18 Evo kako se zbilo rođenje Isusa Krista: Njegova majka Marija bila je zaručena s Josipom. Ali dok je još bila djevica, začela je po Svetome Duhu.

19 Kako je njezin muž Josip bio pravedan čovjek i kako ju nije htio javno osramotiti, naumi ju potajice napustiti.

20 Razmišljajući o tome, zaspao je te mu se u snu ukaže Božji glasnik. 'Josipe, sine Davidov,' reče mu on, 'ne oklijevaj uzeti Mariju za ženu! Jer dijete koje nosi začeto je po Svetome Duhu.

21 Ona će roditi sina i nazvat ćeš ga Isus (što znači Jahve spasava) jer će spasiti svoj narod od njegovih grijeha.'

22 Sve se to dogodilo da bi se obistinilo što je Gospodin rekao po proroku:
23     'Slušajte! Djevica će zanijeti! Rodit će sina koji će se zvati Emanuel' (što znači Bog je s nama).

24 Kad se Josip probudio, učini kako mu je Božji glasnik zapovjedio - dovede Mariju svojoj kući da mu bude žena.

25 Nije joj prišao kao muškarac dok nije rodila sina. A onda mu nadjene ime Isus.

The Message

Matthew 1

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.