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

  • Pst. Taiwp Ojeme
    No mater what people say or think. Its irrelevant now. Jesus has saved and cleansed me and millions from sin and eternal death.for which we are eternally grateful
  • Patty
    This scripture reveals the truth that Jesus is indeed God. Mathew 1:23, contrary to what Jehovah Witness people thinks that Jesus is not God. Here is the true people read the regular bible, not the New World. Even Jewish people who are converting themselves to Jesus and that know the original Greek and Hebrew languages, are saying that Jehovah Witnesses are wrong on this belief. Jesus is Lord.
  • Brian
    Spoke words wisdom to every believer
  • Lucinda Palestrant
    Insight 777;Matthew 1:16;you wrote",this proves Jesus was NOT of the bloodline of David"Luke 18:38"And he cried saying, Jesus,thou Son of David, have mercy on me."Matthew1:1 "The book of the generation of Jesus the son of David, the Son of Abraham."Romans 1:3,2Timoth2:8,Matthew 20:30, etc. You say he is NOT Son of David; God says he is. I believe God not you.
  • Insight 777
    Verse 16 proves that Jesus is NOT of the bloodline of David. He is only associated with David by Hebrew law of marriage. Jesus is the Son of God as he declared to the blind man he cured.
    It is interesting Joseph did not name Jesus, Emmanuel, God with us. Matt. 22:43-45 The word God is not used but Lord instead. Lord is the ruler of an earthly kingdom that kills enemies. Jesus taught DO NOT KILL.
  • Annette
    I believe Jesus is a descendant of David because of his conception and also the house of Joseph both would apply.

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