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 for Matthew 1:1

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 for Matthew 1:1

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 1:1

  • Kings Warrior on Matthew 1:1
    In the case of this verse, the "son of" means being a direct descendant or being in the blood-line. Jesus was a direct descendant of David, and David was a direct descendant of Abraham.

    Jesus is the Greek form of Jehoshua. Jehoshua means "Jehovah is salvation".

    David means "beloved".

    Abraham means "Father of a great multitude".

    Citation: Jackson, J. B. (2018). A dictionary of the proper names of the old and New Testament scriptures: Being, an accurate, literal Bible translation from the original tongues.

    Did you know? Dr. Ivan Panin (1855 - 1942) discovered a numeric structure (Heptatic - Seven-fold) in the GREEK version of Matthew 1:1-11.

    The following features of the number seven (7) are found in the first eleven verses:

    The number of WORDS (49) are exactly (no remainder) divisible by 7.

    The number of LETTERS (266) are exactly divisible by 7.

    The number of VOWELS (140) are exactly divisible by 7.

    The number of CONSONANTS (126) are exactly divisible by 7.

    The number of WORDS THAT BEGIN WITH A VOWEL (28) are exactly divisible by 7.

    The number of WORDS THAT END WITH A VOWEL (7) are exactly divisible by 7.

    The number of WORDS THAT BEGIN WITH A CONSONANT (21) are exactly divisible by 7.

    The number of WORDS THAT END WITH A CONSONANT (42) are exactly divisible by 7.

    The number of WORDS THAT OCCUR MORE THAN ONCE (35) are exactly divisible by 7.

    The number of WORDS THAT OCCUR IN MORE THAN ONE FORM (7) are exactly divisible by 7.

    The number of NOUNS (42) are exactly divisible by 7.

    The number of WORDS THAT ARE NOT NOUNS (7) are exactly divisible by 7.

    The number of NAMES (35) are exactly divisible by 7.

    Only seven (7) OTHER KINDS OF NOUNS.

    The number of MALE NAMES (28) are exactly divisible by 7.

    The number of GENERATIONS (21) are exactly divisible by 7.

    Citation: Panin, I. 1. (1972). The Writings of Ivan Panin. The Book Society of Canada. Pages 565-566

    Citation: Missler, C. (1998). Cosmic Codes: Hidden Messages From the Edge of Eternity. Pages 92-93.
  • Michael McManus on Matthew 1:1
    The path has irregularities, bumps, and soul challenges. The truth is him. I have lived in many nations traveled the world and sinned in applicable nations. My intellect and IQ scores exceed human parameters and I have spent decades in foreign nations. With this experience I elect to follow Jesus's path. In my analysis all humans should follow the path of Jesus as it the best path for human civilization
  • Anna on Matthew 1:1
    Hi! I 'm Anna who is twelve years old. I have memorized nearly half of the first chapter of Matthew. I encourage all kids of all ages to study and memorize the bible!
  • Nisbert Makora on Matthew 1:1
    The lord Jesus Christ is my saviour i believe to the might God through his blood and the cros where he crucified thank you JESUS i love you
  • Stephanie on Matthew 1:1
    I love to read the bible a lot
  • Lyn 1524 on Matthew 1:1
    I have fallen from grace for many years, and I cannot live this life, any longer and wont . please keep me in your prayers . Will I still have problems, YES but I will have Jesus in my corner
  • Rhyno Shepe on Matthew 1:1
    I love you jesus :-)
  • Malusi zulu on Matthew 1:1
    I am blessed for Jesus is my Lord
  • Latileta on Matthew 1:1
    i think that what the bible truly means that yahushwah is truly the son of yahuwah
  • Erika on Matthew 1:1
    I feel blessed by Matthew 1:1.


 

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