Matthew 1:17

“So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

So all the generations from Abraham to Dauid, are fourteene generations: and from Dauid vntill the carying away into Babylon, are foureteene generations: and from the carying away into Babylon vnto Christ, are fourteene generations.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; from David to the deportation to Babylon, fourteen generations; and from the deportation to Babylon to the Messiah, fourteen generations.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

So all the generations from Abraham unto David are fourteen generations; and from David unto the carrying away to Babylon fourteen generations; and from the carrying away to Babylon unto the Christ fourteen generations.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David to the taking away to Babylon, fourteen generations; and from the taking away to Babylon to the coming of Christ, fourteen generations.
- Basic English Bible

All the generations, therefore, from Abraham to David [were] fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away of Babylon, fourteen generations; and from the carrying away of Babylon unto the Christ, fourteen generations.
- Darby Bible

So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon to Christ are fourteen generations.
- Webster's Bible

There are therefore, in all, fourteen generations from Abraham to David; fourteen from David to the Removal to Babylon; and fourteen from the Removal to Babylon to the Christ.
- Weymouth Bible

So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; from David to the exile to Babylon fourteen generations; and from the carrying away to Babylon to the Christ, fourteen generations.
- World English Bible

And so alle generaciouns fro Abraham to Dauid ben fourtene generacions, and fro Dauid to the transmygracioun of Babiloyne ben fourtene generaciouns, and fro the transmygracioun of Babiloyne to Crist ben fourtene generaciouns.
- Wycliffe Bible

All the generations, therefore, from Abraham unto David [are] fourteen generations, and from David unto the Babylonian removal fourteen generations, and from the Babylonian removal unto the Christ, fourteen generations.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 1:17


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!


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 1:17


Mt 1:17 Fourteen generations. There are exactly fourteen generations from Abraham to David, and two other series made to correspond. From David to, etc. David's name is counted again to make the number fourteen. The third series begins with Jeconiah and ends with Christ.

Discussion for Matthew 1

  • 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.
  • Itoshe sumi
    It's a good, but I want to know detail of the Mathew chapter, 1. Verse 18 to 21

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