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

  • A disciple
    Tracy; That is what the devil would like to make you think is true; but it is a lie, and will only ever be a lie and a wicked worthless slander. All they who are of the truth will hear Jesus' voice; but the stranger's voice they will not hear. How does the Ancient of Days feel about lost sons and daughters? How do Parents or Grandparents feel? How about ONE then who is Love Everlasting?
  • Tracy Clem
    If Jesus chose "certain sinful people" to be saved before the creation of time, that means our gracious, merciful God who told the accusers of the woman caught in the act of adultery, "he who is without sin cast the first stone," looked throughout time and nations and literally determined: this baby will enjoy Heaven, this baby will burn, this one Heaven, that one will burn.
  • Linus udo
    Malachi chpt 1, vers 1 to 25
    my advance to people of God is worship him with all your heart and you will good in his hand ...............read more and remain blessed
    The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.

    2 Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and his brethren;

    3 And Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat
  • TSHILIDZI undaunted
    I like to read book all time, holly book
  • A disciple
    Did anyone else notice, how between Jehoram and Uzziah there are three generations missing (omitted)? It was Jehoshaphat's fault for intermarrying his son with the house of Ahab, that they despised and forsook the LORD, and went after the sin and perversion of the enemies of God. We do not only affect ourselves, but everyone else whose life we touch, with how we live and who we choose for friends.
  • Bruce
    Juan: No Man can come to Christ except The Father Calls him:John 6:44. Then Ask Forgiveness:1John 1:9. You will be Washed by His Blood:Revelation 1:5.Then The Spirit moves in: Mark 1:8. You will be Changed: 2Corinthians 5:17. You will Know! Impossible not to/ There will be a Tugging on Your Heart,Telling You to Call on The Lord, Satan may say,No do it Tonight or Tomorrow. Listen to The Father.

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