Judah was the father (by Tamar) of Perez and Zerah; Perez of Hezron; Hezron of Ram;
Ram of Amminadab; Amminadab of Nahshon; Nahshon of Salmon;
Salmon (by Rahab) of Boaz; Boaz (by Ruth) of Obed; Obed of Jesse;
Jesse of David--the King. David (by Uriah's widow) was the father of Solomon;
Solomon of Rehoboam; Rehoboam of Abijah; Abijah of Asa;
Asa of Jehoshaphat; Jehoshaphat of Jehoram; Jehoram of Uzziah;
Uzziah of Jotham; Jotham of Ahaz; Ahaz of Hezekiah;
Hezekiah of Manasseh; Manasseh of Amon; Amon of Josiah;
Zerubbabel of Abiud; Abiud of Eliakim; Eliakim of Azor;
Azor of Zadok; Zadok of Achim; Achim of Eliud;
The circumstances of the birth of Jesus Christ were these. After his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they were united in marriage, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit.
But Joseph her husband, being a kind-hearted man and unwilling publicly to disgrace her, had determined to release her privately from the betrothal.
But while he was contemplating this step, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, "Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to bring home your wife Mary, for she is with child through the Holy Spirit.
but did not live with her until she had given birth to a son. The child's name he called JESUS.