and Jesse begot David the king. And David the king begot Solomon by the one who had been the wife of Uriah,
So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations, and from David until the captivity in Babylon are fourteen generations, and from the captivity in Babylon until the Christ are fourteen generations.
Now of Jesus Christ the birth was as follows; after she was betrothed His mother Mary to Joseph, before they came together she was found pregnant by the Holy Spirit.
Then Joseph her husband, being a just man and not wanting to make her a public example, was minded to put her away secretly.
But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying; «Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take home Mary your wife; for what which is conceived in her is by the Holy Spirit.
And she will bring forth a Son and you shall call His name Jesus; for He will save His people from their sins».
So all this was done so that it might be fulfilled what had been spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying;
«Behold, the virgin shall be with child and bear a Son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel», which is translated as «God is with us».
Then Joseph, being aroused from sleep did as had commanded him the angel of the Lord and took his wife to live with him,
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