“¶ Now the birth of Iesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Ioseph (before they came together) shee was found with childe of the holy Ghost.”
King James Version (KJV)
15. And Eliud begate Eleazar, and Eleazar begate Matthan, and Matthan begate Iacob. 16. And Iacob begate Ioseph the husband of Mary, of whom was borne Iesus, who is called Christ. 17. So all the generations from Abraham to Dauid, are fourteene generations: and from Dauid vntill the carying away into Babylon, are foureteene generations: and from the carying away into Babylon vnto Christ, are fourteene generations. 18. ¶ Now the birth of Iesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Ioseph (before they came together) shee was found with childe of the holy Ghost. 19. Then Ioseph her husband being a iust man, and not willing to make her a publique example, was minded to put her away priuily. 20. But while hee thought on these things, behold, the Angel of the Lord appeared vnto him in a dreame, saying, Ioseph thou sonne of Dauid, feare not to take vnto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceiued in her, is of the holy Ghost. 21. And she shall bring forth a sonne, and thou shalt call his Name Iesus: for hee shall saue his people from their sinnes.