New International Version

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 fulfill 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.

  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

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

马太福音 1

耶稣基督的家谱

1耶稣基督是亚伯拉罕的子孙、大卫的后裔,以下是祂的家谱:

亚伯拉罕生以撒,

以撒生雅各,

雅各生犹大和他的兄弟,

犹大和她玛生法勒斯和谢拉,

法勒斯生希斯仑[a]

希斯仑生兰,

兰生亚米拿达,

亚米拿达生拿顺,

拿顺生撒门,

撒门和喇合生波阿斯,

波阿斯和路得生俄备得,

俄备得生耶西,

耶西生大卫王。

大卫和乌利亚的妻子生所罗门,

所罗门生罗波安,

罗波安生亚比雅,

亚比雅生亚撒,

亚撒生约沙法,

约沙法生约兰,

约兰生乌西雅,

乌西雅生约坦,

约坦生亚哈斯,

亚哈斯生希西迦,

10 希西迦生玛拿西,

玛拿西生亚们,

亚们生约西亚,

11 约西亚生耶哥尼雅和他的兄弟,

那时以色列人被掳往巴比伦。

12 被掳到巴比伦以后,

耶哥尼雅生撒拉铁,

撒拉铁生所罗巴伯,

13 所罗巴伯生亚比玉,

亚比玉生以利亚敬,

以利亚敬生亚所,

14 亚所生撒督,

撒督生亚金,

亚金生以律,

15 以律生以利亚撒,

以利亚撒生马但,

马但生雅各,

16 雅各生约瑟。

约瑟就是玛丽亚的丈夫,

那被称为基督[b]的耶稣就是玛丽亚生的。

17 这样,从亚伯拉罕到大卫共有十四代,从大卫到被掳至巴比伦也是十四代,从被掳至巴比伦到基督降生也是十四代。

耶稣的降生

18 以下是耶稣基督降生的经过。

耶稣的母亲玛丽亚和约瑟订了婚,还没有成亲就从圣灵怀了孕。 19 约瑟是个义人,不愿公开地羞辱她,便决定暗中和她解除婚约。 20 他正在考虑这事的时候,主的一位天使在梦中向他显现,说:“大卫的后裔约瑟,不要怕,把玛丽亚娶过来,因为她所怀的孕是从圣灵来的。 21 她将生一个儿子,你要给祂取名叫耶稣[c],因为祂要把自己的子民从罪恶中救出来。”

22 这一切应验了主借着先知所说的话: 23 “必有童贞女怀孕生子,祂的名字要叫以马内利,意思是‘上帝与我们同在’。” 24 约瑟醒来,就遵从主的天使的吩咐和玛丽亚结婚, 25 只是在她生下孩子之前没有与她同房。约瑟给孩子取名叫耶稣。

  1. 1:3 ”希腊文是“亚兰”。
  2. 1:16 基督”意思是“受膏者”。
  3. 1:21 耶稣”意思是“救主”。