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- The Drama of the Bible in Six Acts introduction
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NIV NoteWorthy New Testament
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Chapter One Matthew
The Genealogy of Jesus
1 A record of the genealogy of Jesus Christ the son of David, the son of Abraham:
2 Abraham was the father of Isaac, Isaac the father of Jacob, Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, 3 Judah the father of Perez and Zerah, whose mother was Tamar, Perez the father of Hezron, Hezron the father of Ram, 4 Ram the father of Am min a dab, Amminadab the father of Nahshon, Nahshon the father of Salmon, 5 Salmon the father of Boaz, whose mother was Rahab, Boaz the father of Obed, whose mother was Ruth, Obed the father of Jesse, 6 and Jesse the father of King David.
David was the father of Solomon, whose mother had been Uriah's wife, 7 Solomon the father of Rehoboam, Rehoboam the father of Abijah, Abijah the father of Asa, 8 Asa the father of Jehoshaphat, Jehoshaphat the father of Jehoram, Jehoram the father of Uzziah, 9 Uzziah the father of Jotham, Jotham the father of Ahaz, Ahaz the father of Hezekiah, 10 Hezekiah the father of Manasseh, Manasseh the father of Amon, Amon the father of Josiah, 11 and Josiah the father of Jeconiah and his brothers at the time of the exile to Babylon.
12 After the exile to Babylon: Jeconiah was the father of Shealtiel, Shealtiel the father of Zerubbabel, 13 Zerubbabel the father of Abiud, Abiud the father of Eliakim, Eliakim the father of Azor, 14 Azor the father of Zadok, Zadok the father of Akim, Akim the father of Eliud, 15 Eliud the father of Eleazar, Eleazar the father of Mat than, Matthan the father of Jacob, 16 and Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.
17 Thus there were four teen generations in all from Abraham to David, four teen from David to the exile to Babylon, and four teen from the exile to the Christ.
The Birth of Jesus Christ
18 This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but be fore they came together, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit. 19 Be cause Joseph her husband was a righteous man and did not want to ex pose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.
20 But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, "Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, be cause what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, be cause he will save his people from their sins."
22 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: 23 "The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel" - which means, "God with us."
24 when Joseph woke up, he did what the an gel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. 25 But he had no union with her until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.
The Visit of the Magi
2 After Jesus was born in Beth le hem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi d from the east came to Jerusalem 2 and asked, "where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? we saw his star in the east e and have come to worship him."
3 when King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him. 4 when he had called together all the people's chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Christ was to be born. 5 "In Beth le hem in Judea," they re plied, "for this is what the prophet has writ ten:
6 "'But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will be the shepherd of my people Israel.'"
7 Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the ex act time the star had appeared. 8 He sent them to Beth le hem and said, "Go and make a careful search for the child. As soon as you find him, re port to me, so that I too may go and worship him."
9 After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen in the east a went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. 10 when they saw the star, they were overjoyed. 11 On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and pre sent ed him with gifts of gold and of in cense and of myrrh. 12 And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they re turned to their country by an other route.
The Escape to Egypt
13 when they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. "Get up," he said, "take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him."
14 So he got up, took the child and his mother during the night and left for Egypt, 15 where he stayed until the death of Herod. And so was fulfilled what the Lord had said through the prophet: "Out of Egypt I called my son."
16 When Herod realized that he had been out witted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Beth le hem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had learned from the Magi. 17 Then what was said through the prophet Jeremiah was fulfilled:
18 "A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more." c
The Return to Nazareth
19 After Herod died, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt 20 and said, "Get up, take the child and his mother and go to the land of Israel, for those who were trying to take the child's life are dead."
21 So he got up, took the child and his mother and went to the land of Israel. 22 But when he heard that Arche la us was reigning in Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there. Having been warned in a dream, he with drew to the district of Gal i lee, 23 and he went and lived in a town called Nazareth. So was fulfilled what was said through the prophets: "He will be called a Nazarene."
John the Baptist Prepares the Way
3 In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the Desert of Judea 2 and saying, "Re pent, for the kingdom of heaven is near." 3 This is he who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah:
"A voice of one calling in the desert, 'Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.'"
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