Below are some recommended changes to Matthew 1:1-17. Recommended changes include spelling (Names with spelling changes to bring in conformity to the NRSV), capitalization, punctuation, and paragraph breaks. OEB text below with recommended changes in brackets:
1 A genealogy of Jesus Christ, a descendant of David and Abraham.
2 Abraham was the father of Isaac, Isaac of Jacob, Jacob of Judah and his brothers, 3 Judah of Perez and Zerah,[omit comma] whose mother was Tamar, Perez of Hezron, Hezron of Ram [Aram], 4 Ram[Aram] of Amminadab [Aminadab], Amminadab [Aminadab] of Nashon [Nahshon], Nashon [Nahshon] of Salmon, 5 Salmon of Boaz, [omit comma] whose mother was Rahab, Boaz of Obed, [omit comma] whose mother was Ruth, Obed of Jesse, 6 Jesse of David the King.
David was the father of Solomon, [omit comma] whose mother was Uriah’s widow, 7 Solomon of Rehoboam, Rehoboam of Abijah, Abijah of Asa, 8 Asa of Jehoshaphat, Jehoshaphat of Jehoram [Joram], Jehoram [Joram] of Uzziah, 9 Uzziah of Jotham, Jotham of Ahaz, Ahaz of Hezekiah, 10 Hezekiah of Manasseh, Manasseh of Ammon [Amon], Ammon [Amon] of Josiah, 11 Josiah of Jeconiah [Jechoniah] and his brothers, at the time of the Exile [exile] to Babylon.
12 After the Exile [exile] to Babylon — Jeconiah [Jechoniah] was the father of Shealtiel [Salathiel], Shealtiel [Salathiel] of Zerubbabel, 13 Zerubbabel of Abiud, Abiud of Eliakim, Eliakim of Azor, 14 Azor of Zadok, Zadok of Achim, Achim of Eliud, 15 Eliud of Eleazar, Eleazar of Matthan, Matthan of Jacob, 16 Jacob of Joseph, [omit comma] the husband of Mary, who was the mother of Jesus, who is called ‘Christ’.
17 So the whole number of generations from Abraham to David is fourteen; [replace semicolon with comma] from David to the Exile [exile] to Babylon fourteen; [replace semicolon with comma] and from the Exile [exile] to Babylon to the Christ fourteen.