Matthew 1:2

“Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and his brethren;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Matthew 1:2

Abraham begate Isaac, and Isaac begate Iacob, and Iacob begate Iudas and his brethren.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Abraham was the father of Isaac, Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judah and his brethren;
- American Standard Version (1901)

The son of Abraham was Isaac; and the son of Isaac was Jacob; and the sons of Jacob were Judah and his brothers;
- Basic English Bible

Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob, and Jacob begat Juda and his brethren;
- Darby Bible

Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judah and his brethren;
- Webster's Bible

Abraham was the father of Isaac; Isaac of Jacob; Jacob of Judah and his brothers.
- Weymouth Bible

Abraham became the father of Isaac. Isaac became the father of Jacob. Jacob became the father of Judah and his brothers.
- World English Bible

Abraham bigat Isaac. Isaac bigat Jacob. Jacob bigat Judas and hise britheren.
- Wycliffe Bible

Abraham begat Isaac, and Isaac begat Jacob, and Jacob begat Judah and his brethren,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Matthew 1:2

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 1:2


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|.

1:3 Of Thamar - St. Matthew adds the names of those women also, that were remarkable in the sacred history.

1:4 Naasson - Who was prince of the tribe of Judah, when the Israelites entered into Canaan.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 1:2


Mt 1:2 Abraham begat Isaac. Matthew begins with Abraham to trace the line down. He was writing for Jews, and Jewish history begins with Abraham. Luke (Lu 3:23-38), writing for Gentiles, goes back to Adam. For the differences between Matthew and Luke, see PNT "Mt 1:16".

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