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.
1The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
2 Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and his brethren;
3 And Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram;
4 And Aram begat Aminadab; and Aminadab begat Naasson; and Naasson begat Salmon;
5 And Salmon begat Booz of Rachab; and Booz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse;
6 And Jesse begat David the king; and David the king begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of Urias;
7 And Solomon begat Roboam; and Roboam begat Abia; and Abia begat Asa;
8 And Asa begat Josaphat; and Josaphat begat Joram; and Joram begat Ozias;
9 And Ozias begat Joatham; and Joatham begat Achaz; and Achaz begat Ezekias;
10 And Ezekias begat Manasses; and Manasses begat Amon; and Amon begat Josias;
11 And Josias begat Jechonias and his brethren, about the time they were carried away to Babylon:
12 And after they were brought to Babylon, Jechonias begat Salathiel; and Salathiel begat Zorobabel;
13 And Zorobabel begat Abiud; and Abiud begat Eliakim; and Eliakim begat Azor;
14 And Azor begat Sadoc; and Sadoc begat Achim; and Achim begat Eliud;
15 And Eliud begat Eleazar; and Eleazar begat Matthan; and Matthan begat Jacob;
16 And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.
17 So 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.
19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily.
20 But 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.
21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins.
22 Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,
23 Behold, 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.
24 Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife:
25 And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name Jesus.