1The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. 2Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and his brethren; 3And Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram; 4And Aram begat Aminadab; and Aminadab begat Naasson; and Naasson begat Salmon; 5And Salmon begat Booz of Rachab; and Booz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse; 6And Jesse begat David the king; and David the king begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of Urias; 7And Solomon begat Roboam; and Roboam begat Abia; and Abia begat Asa; 8And Asa begat Josaphat; and Josaphat begat Joram; and Joram begat Ozias; 9And Ozias begat Joatham; and Joatham begat Achaz; and Achaz begat Ezekias; 10And Ezekias begat Manasses; and Manasses begat Amon; and Amon begat Josias; 11And Josias begat Jechonias and his brethren, about the time they were carried away to Babylon: 12And after they were brought to Babylon, Jechonias begat Salathiel; and Salathiel begat Zorobabel; 13And Zorobabel begat Abiud; and Abiud begat Eliakim; and Eliakim begat Azor; 14And Azor begat Sadoc; and Sadoc begat Achim; and Achim begat Eliud; 15And Eliud begat Eleazar; and Eleazar begat Matthan; and Matthan begat Jacob; 16And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ. 17So 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. 19Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a publick example, was minded to put her away privily. 20But 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. 21And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. 22Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, 23Behold, 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. 24Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife: 25And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS.
Kumbukumbu Za Ukoo Wa Yesu Kristo
11:1 Rum 1:3; Mwa 22:18; Lk 3:23-38Habari za ukoo wa Yesu Kristo mwana wa Daudi, mwana wa Abrahamu:
21:2 Mwa 21:3, 12; 25:26; 29:35; 49:10Abrahamu akamzaa Isaki,
Isaki akamzaa Yakobo,
Yakobo akawazaa Yuda na ndugu zake,
31:3 Mwa 38:27-30; 1Nya 2:5, 9; Rut 4:18-22; 1Nya 2:10-12Yuda akawazaa Peresi na Zera, ambao mama yao alikuwa Tamari,
Peresi akamzaa Hesroni,
Hesroni akamzaa Aramu,
4Aramu akamzaa Aminadabu,
Aminadabu akamzaa Nashoni,
Nashoni akamzaa Salmoni,
51:5 Rut 4:13-17; Ebr 11:31Salmoni akamzaa Boazi, na mama yake Boazi alikuwa Rahabu,
Boazi akamzaa Obedi, ambaye mama yake alikuwa Ruthu,
Obedi akamzaa Yese,
61:6 1Sam 16:1; 17:12; 2Sam 12:24Yese akamzaa Daudi ambaye alikuwa mfalme.
Daudi akamzaa Solomoni, ambaye mama yake ni yule aliyekuwa mke wa Uria.
71:7 1Nya 3:10-14Solomoni akamzaa Rehoboamu,
Rehoboamu akamzaa Abiya,
Abiya akamzaa Asa,
8Asa akamzaa Yehoshafati,
Yehoshafati akamzaa Yoramu,1:8 Yoramu ndiye Yehoramu, maana yake ni Yehova yu juu.
Yoramu akamzaa Uzia,
9Uzia akamzaa Yothamu,
Yothamu akamzaa Ahazi,
Ahazi akamzaa Hezekia,
101:10 2Fal 20:21; 1Nya 3:13Hezekia akamzaa Manase,
Manase akamzaa Amoni,
Amoni akamzaa Yosia,
111:11 Dan 1:1-2; 2Fal 24:14-16; Yer 27:20; 40:1wakati wa uhamisho wa Babeli, Yosia alimzaa Yekonia na ndugu zake.
121:12 1Nya 3:17-19; Ezr 3:2Baada ya uhamisho wa Babeli:
Yekonia alimzaa Shealtieli,
Shealtieli akamzaa Zerubabeli,
13Zerubabeli akamzaa Abiudi,
Abiudi akamzaa Eliakimu,
Eliakimu akamzaa Azori,
14Azori akamzaa Sadoki,
Sadoki akamzaa Akimu,
Akimu akamzaa Eliudi,
15Eliudi akamzaa Eleazari,
Eleazari akamzaa Matani,
Matani akamzaa Yakobo,
161:16 Lk 1:27; Mt 27:17naye Yakobo akamzaa Yosefu ambaye alikuwa mumewe Maria, mama yake Yesu, aitwaye Kristo.1:16 Kristo maana yake ni Masiya, yaani Aliyetiwa mafuta.
17Hivyo, kulikuwepo na jumla ya vizazi kumi na vinne tangu Abrahamu mpaka Daudi, vizazi kumi na vinne tangu Daudi hadi wakati wa uhamisho kwenda utumwani Babeli, na vizazi kumi na vinne tangu wakati wa uhamisho kwenda utumwani Babeli hadi Kristo.
Kuzaliwa Kwa Yesu Kristo
181:18 Lk 1:35Basi Kuzaliwa kwake Yesu Kristo kulikuwa hivi: Maria mama yake alikuwa ameposwa na Yosefu, lakini kabla hawajakutana kimwili, Maria alionekana kuwa na mimba kwa uweza wa Roho Mtakatifu. 191:19 Kum 24:1Kwa kuwa Yosefu, mwanaume aliyekuwa amemposa alikuwa mtu mwadilifu, hakutaka kumwaibisha Maria hadharani, aliazimu kumwacha kwa siri.
201:20 Lk 1:35Lakini mara alipoazimu kufanya jambo hili, malaika wa Bwana akamtokea katika ndoto na kusema, “Yosefu mwana wa Daudi, usiogope kumchukua Maria awe mke wako, kwa maana mimba aliyo nayo ni kwa uweza wa Roho Mtakatifu. 211:21 Lk 1:31; Za 130:8; Tit 2:14Naye atamzaa mwana, nawe utamwita Jina lake Yesu,1:21 Yesu ni Iesous kwa Kiyunani, na kwa Kiebrania ni Yoshua au Yeshua. Maana yake ni Yehova ni wokovu. kwa maana yeye ndiye atakayewaokoa watu wake kutoka dhambi zao.”
221:22 Mt 22:15; 17:23; 4:14; Lk 4:21; 21:22; Yn 13:18; 19:24Haya yote yalitukia ili litimie lile Bwana alilokuwa amenena kupitia nabii, akisema: 231:23 Isa 7:14; 8:8-10“Tazama, bikira atachukua mimba, naye atamzaa mwana, nao watamwita Jina lake Imanueli”: maana yake, “Mungu pamoja nasi.”
241:24 Mdo 5:19Yosefu alipoamka kutoka usingizini, akafanya kama vile alivyoagizwa na malaika wa Bwana, akamchukua Maria kuwa mke wake. 251:25 Lk 1:31; 2:7; 2:1; 2:4-7; 1:5Lakini hawakukutana kimwili mpaka Maria alipojifungua mwanawe kifungua mimba akamwita Jina lake Yesu.