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The Gospel according to Saint MATTHEW.
20 But while he thought on these things, The genealogy of Christ. behold, the angel of the Lord appeared HE book of the generation of Jesus to him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou Christ, the son of David, the son of son of David, fear not to take unto thee Abraham. Mary thy wife: for that which is con2 Abraham begat Isaac ; and Isaac be-ceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. gat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and his brethren;
3 And Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamat; and Phares begat Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram;
4 And Aram begat Aminadab; and Aminadab begat Ñaasson; and Naasson begat Salinon;
5 And Salmon begat Booz of Rachab; and Booz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse ;
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 7 And Solomon begat Roboam; and Ro-brought forth her first-born son: and boam begat Abia; and Abia begat Asa; he called his name JESUS. 8 And Asa begat Josaphat; and Josaphat begat Joram; and Joram begat Ozias;
6 And Jesse begat David the king; and David the king begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of Urias;
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;
The wise men worship Christ. Now when Jesus was born in Beth
lehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, 2 Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.
3 When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.
4 And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where
13 And Zorobabel begat Abiud; and
5 And they said unto him, In Bethle 14 And Azor begat Sadoc; and Sadoc hem of Judea for thus it is written by begat Achim; and Achim begat Eliud; the prophet,
15 And Eliud begat Eleazar; and Ele- 6 And thou Bethlehem, in the land azar begat Matthan; and Matthan be- of Juda, art not the least among the gat Jacob; princes of Juda: for out of thee shall 16 And Jacob begat Joseph the hus-come a Governor, that shall rule my band of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, people Israel. who is called Christ.
said, Go, and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him 'so.
7 Then Herod, when he had privily 17 So all the generations from Abra- called the wise men, inquired of them ham to David are fourteen generations; diligently what time the star appeared. and from David until the carrying away 8 And he sent them to Bethlehem, and into Babylon are fourteen generations and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christare fourteen generations. 18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary 9 When they had hear the king, they was espoused to Joseph, before they departed; and lo, the star, which they came together, she was found with saw in the east, went before then, till is child of the Holy Ghost. came and stood over where the young child was.
19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, with minded to put her away privily.
10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.
11 T And when they were come into