Matthew 1:15

“And Eliud begat Eleazar; and Eleazar begat Matthan; and Matthan begat Jacob;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Matthew 1:15

And Eliud begate Eleazar, and Eleazar begate Matthan, and Matthan begate Iacob.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Eliud was the father of Eleazar, Eleazar the father of Matthan, and Matthan the father of Jacob.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and Eliud begat Eleazar; and Eleazar begat Matthan; and Matthan begat Jacob;
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Eliud had Eleazar; and Eleazar had Matthan; and Matthan had Jacob;
- Basic English Bible

and Eliud begat Eliazar, and Eliazar begat Matthan, and Matthan begat Jacob,
- Darby Bible

And Eliud begat Eleazar; and Eleazar begat Matthan; and Matthan begat Jacob;
- Webster's Bible

Eliud of Eleazar; Eleazar of Matthan; Matthan of Jacob;
- Weymouth Bible

Eliud became the father of Eleazar. Eleazar became the father of Matthan. Matthan became the father of Jacob.
- World English Bible

Achym bigat Elyut. Elyut bigat Eleasar. Eleasar bigat Mathan.
- Wycliffe Bible

and Eliud begat Eleazar, and Eleazar begat Matthan, and Matthan begat Jacob,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Matthew 1:15

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 1:15


1:16 The husband of Mary - Jesus was generally believed to be the son of Joseph. It was needful for all who believed this, to know, that Joseph was sprung from David. Otherwise they would not allow Jesus to be the Christ. Jesus, who is called Christ - The name Jesus respects chiefly the promise of blessing made to Abraham: the name Christ, the promise of the Messiah's kingdom, which was made to David. It may be farther observed, that the word Christ in Greek, and Messiah in Hebrew, signify anointed, and imply the prophetic, priestly, and royal characters, which were to meet in the Messiah. Among the Jews, anointing was the ceremony whereby prophets, priests, and kings were initiated into those offices. And if we look into ourselves, we shall find a want of Christ in all these respects. We are by nature at a distance from God, alienated from him, and incapable of a free access to him. Hence we want a mediator, an intercessor, in a word, a Christ, in his priestly office. This regards our state with respect to God. And with respect to ourselves, we find a total darkness, blindness, ignorance of God, and the things of God. Now here we want Christ in his prophetic office, to enlighten our minds, and teach us the whole will of God. We find also within us a strange misrule of appetites and passions. For these we want Christ in his royal character, to reign in our hearts, and subdue all things to himself.

1:17 So all the generations - Observe, in order to complete the three fourteens, David ends the first fourteen, and begins the second (which reaches to the captivity) and Jesus ends the third fourteen. When we survey such a series of generations, it is a natural and obvious reflection, how like the leaves of a tree one passeth away, and another cometh! Yet the earth still abideth. And with it the goodness of the Lord which runs from generation to generation, the common hope of parents and children. Of those who formerly lived upon earth, and perhaps made the most conspicuous figure, how many are there whose names are perished with them? How many, of whom only the names are remaining? Thus are we likewise passing away! And thus shall we shortly be forgotten! Happy are we, if, while we are forgotten by men, we are remembered by God! If our names, lost on earth, are at length found written in the book of life!


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