Matthew 1:1

“The booke of the generation of Iesus Christ, the sonne of Dauid, the sonne of Abraham.”

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Other Translations

The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
- King James Version

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

  • Maria Pottas
    I only reliazed this morning that Jesus in fact had no bloodline on this earth. Joseph was 'the son of David' (vers 20). Joseph was blessed to be able to raise God's son as his own, on this earth. That was only possible, because of his obedience. When the angle spoke to him, he set aside his own thoughts and plans. I believe that Mary was only a holy vessel for God's son. What a privelege!
  • Keith Jones
    first generation is found in the book of genesis chapter 5..Adam with his descendants. whereby cain is not listed as part of adam s sons ..
    read st luke Chapter 3;23.generation of ourJesus..jesus Christ. up to adam . Human being has adopted in a 3 sonship .Son of abraham .son of David and son of God....God plan was to allow Joseph to accept adoption of our lord Jesus Christ so that He can adopt u
  • Steve morrow
    2 THESSALONIANS 1:11 wherefore also we pray always for you that our GOD would count you worthy of this calling and fulfil all the good pleasure of HIS goodness and the work of faith with power
  • Steve morrow
    EPHESIANS 6:18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the spirit and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints LUKE 21:36 watch you therefore and pray always that you may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass and to stand before the son of man
  • Dennis carr
    In the New Testament it says to ask for healing or sickness; and actually the word ask is spoken 60 to 65 times in the New Testament and in the Greek it means demand because God has already given us our healing by grace 2000 years ago.
  • Henry
    When we ask God for something do we continue to ask or ask just that one time ? I have put this before a few and have gotten different answers.

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