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Book of Matthew

Book of Matthew

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The Genealogy of Jesus Christ1 a The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, b the son of David, c the son of Abraham.2 d Abraham as the father of !saac, and e !saac the father of Jacob, and f Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, " and g Judah the father of #ere$ and %erah by Tamar, and #ere$ the father of &e$ron, and &e$ron the father of 'am, (1) * and 'am the father of Amminadab, and Amminadab the father of +ahshon, and +ahshon the father of almon, - and almon the father of oa$ by h 'ahab, and oa$ the father of /bed by 'uth, and /bed the father of Jesse, 0 and i Jesse the father of David the king.And  David as the father of olomon by k the ife of riah, 3 and l olomon the father of 'ehoboam, and 'ehoboam the father of Abiah, and Abiah the father of Asa4h, (2) 5 and Asa4h the father of Jehosha4hat, and Jehosha4hat the father of Joram, m and Joram the father of $$iah, 6 and $$iah the father of Jotham, and Jotham the father of Aha$, and Aha$ the father of &e$ekiah, 17 and &e$ekiah the father of 8anasseh, and 8anasseh the father of Amos, (") and Amos the father of Josiah, 11 and n Josiah the father of o Jechoniah and his brothers, at the time of the de4ortation to abylon.12 And after the de4ortation to abylon9 4 Jechoniah as the father of : healtiel, (*) and r healtiel the father of %erubbabel, 1" and %erubbabel the father of Abiud, and Abiud the father of ;liakim, and ;liakim the father of A$or, 1* and A$or the father of %adok, and %adok the father of Achim, and Achim the father of ;liud, 1- and ;liud the father of ;lea$ar, and ;lea$ar the father of 8atthan, and 8atthan the father of Jacob, 10 and Jacob the father of s Jose4h the husband of 8ary, of hom Jesus as born, ho is called Christ.13 o all the generations from Abraham to David ere fourteen generations, and from David to the de4ortation to abylon fourteen generations, and from the de4ortation to abylon to t the Christ fourteen generations.The irth of Jesus Christ15 +o the birth of u Jesus Christ (-) took 4lace in this ay. v <hen his mother 8ary had been betrothed (0) to Jose4h, before they came together she as found to be ith child  from the &oly 4irit. 16 And her husband Jose4h, being a ust man and unilling = to 4ut her to shame, resolved to divorce her :uietly. 27 ut as he considered these things, behold, y an angel of the >ord a44eared to him in a dream, saying, ?Jose4h, son of David, do not fear to take 8ary as your ife, for that hich is conceived in her is from the &oly 4irit. 21 he ill bear a son, and $ you shall call his name Jesus, a for he ill save his 4eo4le from their sins.@ 22 b All this took 4lace c to fulfill hat the >ord had s4oken by the 4ro4het92" d ?ehold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,and they shall call his name e !mmanuel@
hich means, God f ith usB. 2* <hen Jose4h oke from slee4, he did as the angel of the >ord commanded him9 he took his ife, 2- but kne her not until she had given birth to a son. And g he called his name Jesus.The isit of the <ise 8en2 +o h after Jesus as born in i ethlehem of Judea  in the days of &erod the king,  behold, ise men (3) from k the east came to Jerusalem, 2 saying, ?<here is he ho has  been born l king of the Jes Eor e sa m his star hen it rose (5) and have come to n orshi4 him.@ " <hen &erod the king heard this, he as troubled, and all Jerusalem ith himF * and assembling all the chief 4riests and scribes of the 4eo4le, he in:uired of them here o the Christ as to be born. - They told him, ?!n ethlehem of Judea, for so it is ritten by the 4ro4het9 0 4 ?And you, / ethlehem, in the land of Judah,are by no means least among the rulers of JudahFfor from you shall come a ruler ho ill : she4herd my 4eo4le !srael.H@3 Then &erod summoned the ise men secretly and ascertained from them hat time the star had a44eared. 5 And he sent them to ethlehem, saying, ?Go and search diligently for the child, and hen you have found him, bring me ord, that ! too may come and orshi4 him.@ 6 After listening to the king, they ent on their ay. And behold, the star that they had seen hen it rose ent before them until it came to rest over the 4lace here the child as. 17 <hen they sa the star, they reoiced e=ceedingly ith great oy. 11 And going into the house they sa the child ith 8ary his mother, and they fell don and orshi4ed him. Then, o4ening their treasures, r they offered him gifts, s gold and t frankincense and u myrrh. 12 And v being arned  in a dream not to return to &erod, they de4arted to their on country by another ay.The Elight to ;gy4t1" +o hen they had de4arted, behold, = an angel of the >ord a44eared to Jose4h in a dream and said, ?'ise, take the child and his mother, and flee to ;gy4t, and remain there until ! tell you, for &erod is about to search for the child, to destroy him.@ 1* And he rose and took the child and his mother by night and de4arted to ;gy4t 1- and remained there until the death of &erod. y This as to fulfill hat the >ord had s4oken by the 4ro4het, $ ?/ut of ;gy4t ! called my son.@&erod Iills the Children10 Then &erod, hen he sa that he had been tricked by the ise men, became furious, and he sent and killed all the male children in ethlehem and in all that region ho ere to years old or under, according to the time that he had ascertained from the ise men. 13 a Then as fulfilled hat as s4oken by the 4ro4het Jeremiah915 b ?A voice as heard in 'amah,ee4ing and loud lamentation,'achel ee4ing for her childrenF
she refused to be comforted, because they c are no more.@The 'eturn to +a$areth16 ut hen &erod died, behold, an angel of the >ord a44eared in a dream to Jose4h in ;gy4t, 27 saying, ?'ise, take the child and his mother and go to the land of !srael, for d those ho sought the childs life are dead.@ 21 And he rose and took the child and his mother and ent to the land of !srael. 22 ut hen he heard that Archelaus as reigning over Judea in 4lace of his father &erod, he as afraid to go there, and e being arned in a dream he ithdre to the district of Galilee. 2" And he ent and lived in a city called f  +a$areth, g that hat as s4oken by the 4ro4hets might be fulfilled9 ?&e shall be called a  +a$arene.@John the a4tist #re4ares the <ay" h !n those days i John the a4tist came 4reaching in  the ilderness of Judea, 2 k ?'e4ent, for l the kingdom of heaven is at hand.@ " Eor this is he ho as s4oken of by the 4ro4het !saiah hen he said,m ?The voice of one crying in the ilderness9n #re4are (6) the ay of the >ordFmake his 4aths straight.H@* +o John ore o a garment of camels hair and a leather belt around his aist, and his food as 4 locusts and : ild honey. - Then Jerusalem and all Judea and all the region about the Jordan ere going out to him, 0 and they ere ba4ti$ed by him in the river Jordan, r confessing their sins.3 ut hen he sa many of s the #harisees and t adducees coming to his ba4tism, he said to them, u ?Kou brood of v vi4ersL <ho arned you to flee from  the rath to come 5 ear fruit = in kee4ing ith re4entance. 6 And do not 4resume to say to yourselves, y <e have Abraham as our father,H for ! tell you, God is able from $ these stones to raise u4 children for Abraham. 17 ;ven no the a=e is laid to the root of the trees. a ;very tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut don and thron into the fire.11 b ?! ba4ti$e you ith ater c for re4entance, but d he ho is coming after me is mightier than !, hose sandals ! am not orthy to carry. &e ill ba4ti$e you e ith the &oly 4irit and f fire. 12 &is g innoing fork is in his hand, and he ill clear his threshing floor and h gather his heat into the barn, i but the chaff he ill burn ith  un:uenchable fire.@The a4tism of Jesus1" k Then Jesus came l from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be ba4ti$ed by him. 1* m John ould have 4revented him, saying, ?! need to be ba4ti$ed by you, and do you come to me@ 1- ut Jesus ansered him, ?>et it be so no, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.@ Then he consented. 10 And hen Jesus as ba4ti$ed, immediately he ent u4 from the ater, and behold, o the heavens ere o4ened to him, (17) and he 4 sa

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