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

  • Elouise Mccoy
    I love the 1 st chapter of Matthew
  • Irene123
    Matt. 1:21, " ... Call his name *JESUS ... "; footnote below verse, " *"Savior, Hebrew"; Isa. 43:11; 45:15, v. 21. GOD, the spirit, was manifested in the flesh - Jesus. The same way our flesh body is inhabited by His spirit when we follow Acts2:38. And He gives us all the power to lay hands on people, pray for them and according to their faith, they are healed. It may be instant or slowly.
  • Irene123
    Matt. thru John is Jesus' (our teacher) preparing the way for His Apostles understanding and further work and so also for us. Everything that is taught from the Bible is based on the O.T. Grace isn't new; the faith Abraham had and Noah, etc. is based on God's grace. We have faith first, then we follow Acts 2:38 by faith, then His Grace takes over and leads us in His will.
  • Irene123
    To anyone that believes that Jesus was the Son of God but NOT the Son of David - need to read Matt. 1:17 ( and it wouldn't hurt to read all the foregoing ones!!).
  • Steve morrow
    MATTHEW 7:21 NOT EVERY ONE THAT SAITH UNTO ME LORD LORD SHALL ENTER THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN BUT HE THAT DOETH THE WILL OF MY FATHER WHICH IS IN HEAVEN HEBREWS 10:36 FOR YOU HAVE NEED OF PATIENCE THAT AFTER YOU HAVE DONE THE WILL OF GOD YOU MIGHT RECEIVE THE PROMISE 10:39 BUT WE ARE NOT OF THEM WHO DRAW BACK UNTO PERDITION BUT OF THEM THAT BELIEVE TO THE SAVING OF THE SOUL
  • Sam
    I love the word in every aspect. It show we as believer need. To hold. Firm. In Jesus. Name.

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