THE GOSPEL OF S. MATTHEW.
Matthew, Chapter 1

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The first Chapter.

David and Abraham are first rehearsed: because that Christ was specially promised unto them to be of their seed

This is the book of the generation of Jesus Christ the son of David, the son also of Abraham.

Abraham begat Isaac:

Isaac begat Jacob:

Jacob begat Judah and his brethren:

Judah begat Perez and Zerah of Tamar:

Perez begat Hezron:

Hezron begat Ram:

Ram begat Amminadab:

Amminadab begat Nahshon:

Nahshon begat Salmon:

Salmon begat Boaz of Rahab:

Boaz begat Obed of Ruth:

Obed begat Jesse:

Jesse begat David the king:

David the king begat Solomon, of her that was the wife of Uriah:

Solomon begat Rehoboam:

Rehoboam begat Abijah:

Abijah begat Asa:

Asa begat Jehoshaphat:

Jehoshaphat begat Joram:

Joram begat Uzziah:

Uzziah begat Jotham:

Jotham begat Ahaz:

Ahaz begat Hezechiah:

Hezechiah begat Manasseh:

Manasseh begat Amon:

Amon begat Josiah:

Josiah begat Jechoniah and his brethren about the time they were carried away to Babylon.

And after they were brought to Babylon,

Jechoniah begat Shealtiel:

Shealtiel begat Zerubbabel:

Zerubbabel begat Abiud:

Abiud begat Eliakim:

Eliakim begat Azor:

Azor begat Sadoc:

Sadoc begat Achim:

Achim begat Eliud:

Eliud begat Eleazar:

Eleazar begat Matthan:

Matthan begat Jacob:

Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of which was born that Jesus, that is called Christ.

All the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations. And from David unto the captivity of Babylon are fourteen generations. And from the captivity of Babylon unto Christ, are also fourteen generations.

Example (Orig.) —Ensample.

Ensample that is to say, to bring her out to punishment for the ensample of other.

A promise.

Immanuel

The birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise. When his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came to dwell together, she was found with child by the Holy Ghost. Then Joseph her husband being a perfect man and loath to make an example of her, was minded to put her away secretly. While he thus thought, behold the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying: Joseph the son of David, fear not to take unto you, Mary your wife. For that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. She shall bring forth a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. For he shall save his people from their sins.

All this was done to fulfill that which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying: Behold a maid shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel, which is by interpretation, God with us.

Jesus, that is a saviour.

And Joseph as soon as he awoke out of sleep, did as the angel of the Lord bade him, and took his wife unto him, and knew her not till she had brought forth her first son, and called his name Jesus.

 

 

THE GOSPELL OF S. MATHEW.

The fyrst Chapter.

This is the boke of the generacion of Iesus Christ the sonne of Dauid, the sonne also of Abraham.

Abraham begat Isaac:

Isaac begat Iacob:

Iacob begat Iudas and his brethren:

Iudas begat Phares and zaram of Thamar:

Phares begat Hesrom:

Hesrom begat Aram:

Aram begat Aminadab:

Aminadab begat Naasson:

Naasson begat Salmon:

Salmon begat Boos of Rahab:

Boos begat Obed of Ruth:

Obed begat Iesse:

Iesse begat Dauid the kynge:

Dauid the kynge begat Salomon, of her that was the wyfe of Ury:

Salomon begat Roboam:

Roboam begat Abia:

Abia begat Asa:

Asa begat Iosaphat:

Iosaphat begat Ioram:

Ioram begat Osias:

Osias begat Ioatham:

Ioatham begat Achas:

Achas begat Ezechias:

Ezechias begat Manasses:

Manasses begat Amon:

Amon begat Iosias:

Iosias begat Iechonias and his brethren aboute the tyme they were caryed awaye to Babylon.

And after they were brought to Babylon,

Iechonias begat Salathiel:

Salathiel begat zorobabel:

zorobabel begat Abiud:

Abiud begat Eliachim:

Eliachim begat Azor:

Azor begat Sadoc:

Sadoc begat Achin:

Achin begat Eliud:

Eliud begat Eleasar:

Eleasar begat Matthan:

Matthan begat Iacob:

Iacob begat Ioseph the husbande of Mary, of which was boren that Iesus, that is called Christ.

All the generacions from Abraham to David are fowretene generacions. And from David vnto the captivite of Babylon are fowretene generacions. And from the captivite of Babylon vnto Christ, are also fowrtene generacions.

The byrthe of Iesus Christ was on thys wyse. When hys mother Mary was betrouthed to Ioseph, before they came to dwell togedder, she was founde with chylde by the holy goost. Then Ioseph her husbande beinge a perfect man and loth to make an ensample of hir, was mynded to put her awaye secretely. Whill he thus thought, behold the angell of the Lorde appered vnto him in a dreame, saynge: Ioseph the sonne of David, feare not to take vnto the, Mary thy wyfe. For that which is conceaved in her is of the holy goost. She shall brynge forthe a sonne, and thou shalt call his name Iesus. For he shall save his peple from their synnes.

All this was done to fulfill that which was spoken of the Lorde by the Prophet, saynge: Beholde a mayde shall be with chylde, and shall brynge forthe a sonne, and they shall call his name Emanuel, which is by interpretacion, God with vs.

And Ioseph assone as he awoke out of slepe, did as the angell of the Lorde bade hym, and toke hys wyfe vnto hym, and knewe her not tyll she had brought forth hir fyrst sonne, and called hys name Iesus.