Matthew 1:1

“The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The booke of the generation of Iesus Christ, the sonne of Dauid, the sonne of Abraham.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The record of the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah, the son of David, the son of Abraham:
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The book of the generations of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
- Basic English Bible

Book of the generation of Jesus Christ, Son of David, Son of Abraham.
- Darby Bible

The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
- Webster's Bible

The Genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
- Weymouth Bible

The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
- World English Bible

The book of the generacioun of Jhesu Crist, the sone of Dauid, the sone of Abraham.
- Wycliffe Bible

A roll of the birth of Jesus Christ, son of David, son of Abraham.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 1:1

1:1 The book of the generation of Jesus Christ - That is, strictly speaking, the account of his birth and genealogy. This title therefore properly relates to the verses that immediately follow: but as it sometimes signifies the history of a person, in that sense it may belong to the whole book. If there were any difficulties in this genealogy, or that given by St. Luke, which could not easily be removed, they would rather affect the Jewish tables, than the credit of the evangelists: for they act only as historians setting down these genealogies, as they stood in those public and allowed records. Therefore they were to take them as they found them. Nor was it needful they should correct the mistakes, if there were any. For these accounts sufficiently answer the end for which they are recited. They unquestionably prove the grand point in view, that Jesus was of the family from which the promised seed was to come. And they had more weight with the Jews for this purpose, than if alterations had been made by inspiration itself. For such alterations would have occasioned endless disputes between them and the disciples of our Lord. The son of David, the son of Abraham - He is so called, because to these he was more peculiarly promised; and of these it was often foretold the Messiah should spring. #Luke 3:31|.

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 1:1

Mt 1:1 The Genealogy and Birth of Christ SUMMARY OF MATTHEW 1. The Genealogy of Jesus Christ. Three Series of Fourteen Generations. The Betrothal of Mary and Joseph. The Immaculate Conception. The Purpose of Joseph. The Lord's Message in a Dream. The Name Jesus. The Prophecy of the Virgin. Immanuel. The Birth of Jesus. The book of the generation. Literally, "the book of birth", or genealogy. This title applies, not to the whole Gospel, but to the table of descent in the first seventeen verses. The title was possibly copied from some Hebrew document compiled from the genealogical tables. Jesus Christ. Jesus, the personal name, which means "Savior"; Christ, the official title, which means "Anointed". He is our Anointed Prophet, Priest, and King. The son of David. The descendant. The prophets had declared that the Messiah should be of David's seed. The son of Abraham. The Lord had promised Abraham (Ge 12:3 Ge 22:18) that in his seed all the world should be blessed. David and Abraham were the two greatest ancestors of Jesus, and are named because it had been predicted that he would be their descendant.

Discussion for Matthew 1

  • Jackey
    Jesus came to give us new knowledge of the way we must relate our human life to his perfect life and therefore develop a closer relationship to the God of Abraham. If we truly practice the similitude of Jesus' way of living, we will know a closer relationship to our creator. Take a year and attempt to love people the way Jesus did. You will begin to know more of God very quickly.
  • Nicolas Holmes
    It is was so great

  • Marleen Burchfield
    Very interesting has to how the stories leading up to the birth of Jesus Christ came about. How the old testament tells us of our Savior Jesus Christ long before Virgin Mary became espoused of the Holy Ghost. And Joseph being the man of God that he was and the respect and obedience.
  • Arline Hunter
    In the scriptures of matthew and in Romans it said also about the who so believeth in him in Fohn 3:16shall not perish but have ever lasting life -my question is about Davids seed when Jesus was born of the seed of David so I was wondering what he had to do with the birth of Jesus ?as David is a begatton after Jesus and I am a tiny bit wondering about this scripture due to our father in Heaven !
  • Alton carter
    If you need instructions about life read the bible.
  • Samantha Strafford
    Mathew I is a very awesome chapter. It's very amazing how Mary was chosen to give birth to the Lord and how an angel spoke to Joseph and he was also chosen to be her husband. It's a very awesome thing.

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