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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
View 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|.
View 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.
latileta's comment on 2013-05-23 18:56:58:
i think that what the bible truly means that yahushwah is truly the son of yahuwah
Erika's comment on 2013-01-28 14:24:08:
I feel blessed by Matthew 1:1.
ophelia's comment on 2012-12-10 22:39:01:
All about Jesus life on earth.
Mario Rodriguez's comment on 2012-10-14 22:55:08:
I know that in the name of Jesus the son of Jehovah. Delivered me from meth, we can truly say thank you Jesus. Thank you and I love you.
THE PREACHER's comment on 2012-08-27 18:55:17:
what i can say,is that the "bible is true"meaning,the name "jesus" is not a manipulation or mistake or if possible under some shadow of error and pretence:the name jesus is power and confirmed in philippian 2:9-10,...amen-jesus
Elijah's comment on 2012-05-30 00:11:10:
Derrik j Smith : NO lie : From Hebrew to English goes Yeshuah to JESUS...
Every tongue sounds DIFFERENT, but The Meaning behind the words is IDENTICAL...
Except, from "the tone" of YOUR comment, you are clearly NOT a True Christian (YET)....[Messianic Jew ???]
Think that YOUR "Yahshua" is NOT "Our" JESUS ...
2 Corinthians 11 : 3 - 5
"But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him."
The FIRST CHRISTIANS were ALL Jews :
Acts 11 : 26
"And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch."
So who are you Derrick? Messianic Jew or True Christian ???
Derrik j Smith's comment on 2011-08-09 18:24:28:
This is a lie straight from the pit of sheol, it said Iesus for the simple fact the letter j is only about 400 years old! The Messiah's name was never Jesus. This name was made up
His name has always been Yahshua.
Trent's comment on 2011-07-25 18:07:20:
The name Iesus is simply translated to Jesus in our modern English. Iesus is more of a Latin word and the English language used more Latin words back in 1611.
Mark in Boston's comment on 2011-04-03 21:35:46:
the first line reads (roughly): "The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham." If I didn't know about Joseph & Mary, I would assume Jesus's father was named David. This page does nothing to educate me further about who David and Abraham are... no offense, I assume you mean well.
joju david's comment on 2011-02-20 12:08:03:
I was happened to see one video in youtube, ware I found one gentlemen was talking about king James 1611 Holly bible, that there is a manipulation done with the name iesus to Jesus. I want to know about this matter can you pls help me with salving my doubts with this.
Waiting for your answer
Richard corley's comment on 2010-07-28 14:05:07:
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