Translation © by David Wyatt

Liber generationis Jesu Christi
Language: Latin 
Available translation(s): ENG
Liber generationis Jesu Christi filii David filii Abraham. 
Abraham genuit Isaac, Isaac autem genuit Iacob, 
Iacob autem genuit Iudam, et fratres ejus. 
Iudas autem genuit Phares, et Zaram de Thamar. 
Phares autem genuit Esrom, 
Esrom autem genuit Aram, Aram autem genuit Aminadab, 
Aminadab autem genuit Naasson, Naasson autem genuit Salmon. 
Salmon autem genuit Booz de Rahab, 
Booz autem genuit Obed ex Ruth, Obed autem genuit Jesse, 
Jesse autem genuit David regem. 
David autem rex genuit Salomonem ex ea quae fuit Uriae.

Salomon autem genuit Roboam. Roboam autem genuit Abiam. 
Abias autem genuit Asa. Asa autem genuit Iosophat. 
Iosophat autem genuit Ioram. Ioram autem genuit Oziam. 
Ozias autem genuit Ioatham. Ioatham autem genuit Achaz.
Achaz autem genuit Ezechiam. Ezechias autem genuit Manassen. 
Manasses autem genuit Amon. Amon autem genuit Iosiam. 
Iosias autem genuit Iechoniam, 
et fratres ejus in transmigratione Babylonis.

Et post transmigrationem Babylonis Iechonias genuit Salathiel. 
Salathiel autem genuit Zorobabel. Zorobabel autem genuit Abiud. 
Abiud autem genuit Eliacim. Eliacim autem genuit Azor. 
Azor autem genuit Sadoc. Sadoc autem genuit Achim. 
Achim autem genuit Eliud. Eliud autem genuit Eleazar. 
Eleazar autem genuit Mathan. Mathan autem genuit Iacob. 
Iacob autem genuit Ioseph virum Mariae, 
de qua natus est Iesus qui vocatur Christus.


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  • ENG English (David Wyatt) , title 1: "The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ
Language: English  after the Latin 
The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.  
Abraham begot Isaac, Isaac begot Jacob, 
Jacob begot Judah and his brothers.  
Judah begot Perez and Zerah, whose mother was Tamar. 
Perez begot Hezron, 
Hezron begot Ram, Ram begot Amminadab, 
Amminadab begot Nahshon, Nahshon begot Salmon, 
Salmon begot Boaz whose mother was Rahab, 
Boaz begot Obed whose mother was Ruth, Obed begot Jesse, 
and Jesse begot David the king. 
David was the father of Solomon, whose mother had been Uriah's wife.

Solomon begot Rehoboam, Rehoboam begot Abijah, 
Abijah begot Asa, Asa begot Jehoshaphat, 
Jehoshaphat begot Jehoram, Jehoram begot Uzziah, 
Uzziah begot Jotham, Jotham begot Ahaz, 
Ahaz begot Hezekiah, Hezekiah begot Manasseh, 
Manasseh begot Amon, Amon begot Josiah, 
Josiah begot Jeconia 
and his brothers at the time of the exile to Babylon. 

And after the exile to Babylon, Jeconiah begot Shealtiel, 
Shealtiel begot Zerubbabel, Zerubbabel begot Abihud, 
Abihud begot Eliakim, Eliakim begot Azor, 
Azor begot Zadok, Zadok begot Akim, 
Akim begot Elihud, Elihud begot Eleazar, 
Eleazar begot Matthan, Matthan begot Jacob, 
and Jacob begot Joseph the husband of Mary, 
from whom was born Jesus who is called Christ. 


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This text was added to the website: 2012-10-25
Line count: 27
Word count: 193