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 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.