Matthew: Chapter 01 (1534)

The Gospell of S. Mathew. The fyrst Chapter.

  1. This is the boke of the generacion of Jesus Christ the sonne of Dauid the sonne also of Abraham.
  2. Abraham begat Isaac: Isaac begat Jacob: Jacob begat Judas and his brethren:
  3. Judas begat Phares and zaram of Thamar: Phares begat Hesrom: Hesrom begat Aram:
  4. Aram begat Aminadab: Aminadab begat Naasson: Naasson begat Salmon:
  5. Salmon begat Boos of Rahab: Boos begat Obed of Ruth: Obed begat Jesse:
  6. Jesse begat Dauid the kynge: Dauid the kynge begat Salomon of her that was the wyfe of Vry:
  7. Salomon begat Roboam: Roboam begat Abia: Abia begat Asa:
  8. Asa begat Josaphat: Josaphat begat Joram: Joram begat Osias:
  9. Osias begat Joatham: Joatham begat Achas: Achas begat Ezechias:
  10. Ezechias begat Manasses: Manasses begat Amon: Amon begat Josias:
  11. Josias begat Jechonias and his brethren aboute ye tyme they were caryed awaye to Babylon.
  12. And after they were brought to Babylon Jechonias begat Salathiel: Salathiel begat Zorobabel:
  13. Zorobabel begat Abiud: Abiud begat Eliachim: Eliachim begat Azor:
  14. Azor begat Sadoc: Sadoc begat Achin: Achin begat Eliud:
  15. Eliud begat Eleasar: Eleasar begat Matthan: Matthan begat Jacob:
  16. Jacob begat Joseph the husbande of Mary of which was boren that Jesus that is called Christ.
  17. All the generacions from Abraham to David are fowretene generacios. And fro David vnto the captivite of Babylon are fowretene generacions. And from the captivite of Babylon vnto Christ are also fowrtene generacios.
  18. The byrthe of Jesus Christ was on thys wyse. When hys mother Mary was betrouthed to Joseph before they came to dwell to gedder she was foude with chylde by ye holy goost.
  19. The Joseph her husbande beinge a perfect ma and loth to make an ensample of hir was mynded to put her awaye secretely.
  20. Whill he thus thought behold ye angell of ye Lorde appered vnto him in a dreame saynge: Joseph ye sonne of David feare not to take vnto ye Mary thy wyfe. For that which is coceaved in her is of the holy goost.
  21. She shall brynge forthe a sonne and thou shalt call his name Jesus. For he shall save his peple from their synnes.
  22. All this was done to fulfill yt which was spoken of the Lorde by the Prophet saynge:
  23. 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.
  24. And Joseph assone as he awoke out of slepe did as the angell of the Lorde bade hym and toke hys wyfe vnto hym
  25. and knewe her not tyll she had brought forth hir fyrst sonne and called hys name Jesus.
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