1:1 A record of the genealogy of Yeshua the Messiah, the son of David, the son of Abraham. 2 Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, 3 and Judah was the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar, and Perez was the father of Hezron, and Hezron the father of Ram, 4 and Ram the father of Amminadab, and Amminadab the father of Nahshon, and Nahshon the father of Salmon, 5 and Salmon the father of Boaz by Rahab, and Boaz was the father of Obed by Ruth, and Obed was the father of Jesse, 6 and Jesse the father of David the king. And David was the father of Solomon by her who had been the wife of Uriah; 7 and Solomon was the father of Rehoboam, and Rehoboam the father of Abijah, and Abijah the father of Asa; 8 and Asa the father of Jehoshaphat, and Jehoshaphat the father of Joram, and Joram the father of Uzziah, 9 and Uzziah the father of Jotham, and Jotham the father of Ahaz, and Ahaz the father of Hezekiah; 10 and Hezekiah the father of Manasseh, and Manasseh the father of Amon, and Amon the father of Josiah, 11 and Josiah the father of Jechoniah and his brothers, at the time of the exile to Babylon. 12 And after the exile to Babylon, Jechoniah was the father of Shealtiel, and Shealtiel the father of Zerubbabel, 13 and Zerubbabel the father of Abihud, and Abihud the father of Eliakim, and Eliakim the father of Azzur, 14 and Azzur the father of Zadok, and Zadok the father of Ahiam, and Ahiam the father of Elihud, 15 and Elihud the father of Eleazar, and Eleazar the father of Matthan, and Matthan the father of Jacob, 16 and Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Miriam, from whom was born Yeshua, who is called the Messiah. 17 So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David to the exile to Babylon fourteen generations; and from the exile to Babylon to the Messiah, fourteen generations.
18 Now the birth of Yeshua the Messiah happened like this. His mother Miriam had been engaged to Joseph, and before they came together, she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. 19 And Joseph, her husband, being a righteous man, and not willing to make her a public example, intended to put her away secretly. 20 But when he thought about these things, look, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to yourself Miriam, your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. 21 And she will bring forth a son, and you are to name him Yeshua, for he will save his people from their sins.”
22 Now all this has happened, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying, 23 “Look, the virgin will conceive and bear a son, and they will call his name Immanuel;” which is translated, “God with us.”
24 And Joseph arose from his sleep, and did as the angel of the Lord commanded him, and took his wife to himself; 25 and had no marital relations with her until she had brought forth a son; and he named him Yeshua.
2:1 Now when Yeshua was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, look, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, 2 “Where is he who is born King of the Jews? For we saw his star in the east, and have come to worship him.” 3 And when King Herod heard it, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. 4 And gathering together all the chief cohanim and scribes of the people, he asked them where the Messiah would be born. 5 And they said to him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for thus it is written through the prophet, 6 ‘And you, Bethlehem, land of Judah, are in no way least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come forth a ruler who will shepherd my people, Israel.'”
7 Then Herod secretly called the Magi, and learned from them exactly what time the star appeared. 8 And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, “Go and search diligently for the young child, and when you have found him, bring me word, so that I also may come and worship him.”
9 And they, having heard the king, went their way; and look, the star which they saw in the east went before them, until it came and stood over where the young child was. 10 And when they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy. 11 And they came into the house and saw the young child with Miriam, his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered to him gifts: gold, frankincense, and myrrh. 12 Being warned in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they went back to their own country another way.
13 Now when they had departed, look, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, “Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.”
14 And he arose and took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt, 15 and was there until the death of Herod; that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying, “Out of Egypt I called my son.”
16 Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked by the Magi, was exceedingly angry, and sent out, and killed all the male children who were in Bethlehem and in all the surrounding countryside, from two years old and under, according to the exact time which he had learned from the Magi. 17 Then that which was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled, saying, 18 “A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation and weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children; and she would not be comforted, because they are no more.”
19 But when Herod was dead, look, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, saying, 20 “Arise and take the young child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel, for those who sought the young child’s life are dead.”
21 And he arose and took the young child and his mother, and went to the land of Israel. 22 But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning over Judea in the place of his father, Herod, he was afraid to go there. Being warned in a dream, he withdrew into the region of Galilee, 23 and came and lived in a city called Nazareth; that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through the prophets, that he will be called a Nazorean.
3:1 And in those days John the Immerser came, proclaiming in the wilderness of Judea 2 and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near.” 3 For this is he who was spoken of by Isaiah the prophet, saying, “The voice of one who calls out in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way of the Lord. Make his roads straight.'”
4 Now John himself wore clothing made of camel’s hair and with a leather belt around his waist, and his food was locusts and wild honey. 5 Then people from Jerusalem, all of Judea, and all the region around the Jordan went out to him, 6 and they were immersed by him in the Jordan river, confessing their sins. 7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming for his immersion he said to them, “You offspring of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? 8 Therefore bring forth fruit worthy of repentance, 9 and do not think to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham for our father,’ for I tell you that God is able to raise up children to Abraham from these stones.
10 “Even now the axe lies at the root of the trees. Therefore, every tree that does not bring forth good fruit is cut down, and cast into the fire. 11 I indeed immerse you in water for repentance, but the one who comes after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to carry. He will immerse you in the Holy Spirit and with fire. 12 His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will thoroughly cleanse his threshing floor. He will gather his wheat into the barn, but the chaff he will burn up with unquenchable fire.”
13 Then Yeshua came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be immersed by him. 14 But John would have hindered him, saying, “I need to be immersed by you, and you come to me?”
15 But Yeshua, answering, said to him, “Allow it to happen now, for this is the proper way for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he allowed him. 16 And Yeshua, when he was immersed, went up directly from the water; and look, the heavens were opened and he saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove, and coming on him. 17 And look, a voice out of the heavens said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.”
4:1 Then Yeshua was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was hungry afterward. 3 And the tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.”
4 But he answered and said, “It is written, ‘Humankind cannot live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.'”
5 Then the devil took him into the holy city. He set him on the pinnacle of the temple, 6 and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, for it is written, ‘He will put his angels in charge of you.’ and, ‘In their hands they will lift you up, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.'”
7 Yeshua said to him, “Again, it is written, ‘Do not test the Lord, your God.'”
8 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world, and their glory. 9 And he said to him, “I will give you all of these things, if you will fall down and worship me.”
10 Then Yeshua said to him, “Go away, Satan. For it is written, ‘You are to worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.'”
11 Then the devil left him, and look, angels came and served him. 12 Now when he heard that John was delivered up, he withdrew into Galilee. 13 And leaving Nazareth, he came and lived in Capernaum, which is by the sea, in the region of Zebulun and Naphtali, 14 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through Isaiah the prophet, saying, 15 “The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, toward the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations. 16 The people sitting in darkness have seen a great light, and those living in the land and shadow of death, on them a light has dawned.”
17 From that time, Yeshua began to proclaim, and to say, “Repent. For the kingdom of heaven is near.”
18 And walking by the sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers: Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew, his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. 19 And he said to them, “Come, follow me, and I will make you fishers of people.”
20 And they immediately left their nets and followed him. 21 Going on from there, he saw two other brothers, Jacob the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets, and he called them. 22 And they immediately left the boat and their father, and followed him.
23 And Yeshua went about in all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and proclaiming the Good News of the Kingdom, and healing every disease and every sickness among the people. 24 And the report about him went out into all Syria, and they brought to him all who were sick, afflicted with various diseases and torments, possessed with demons, and epileptics, and paralytics; and he healed them. 25 And large crowds from Galilee, and Decapolis, and Jerusalem, and Judea, and from beyond the Jordan followed him.