The Genealogy of Jesus the Messiah

1 The arecord of the genealogy of bJesus cthe Messiah, 1the son of David, 2the son of Abraham:
References for Matthew 1:1
    • a 1:1 - Lit "book"
    • b 1:1 - Heb "Yeshua" ("Joshua"), meaning "The LORD saves"
    • c 1:1 - Gr "Christos" ("Christ"), Gr for "Messiah", which means "Anointed One"
      2 Abraham dwas the father of Isaac, eIsaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of fJudah and his brothers.
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        • d 1:2 - Lit "fathered", and throughout the genealogy
        • e 1:2 - Lit "and...", and throughout the genealogy
        • f 1:2 - Gr "Judas;" names of people in the Old Testament are given in their Old Testament form
          3 Judah was the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar, 3Perez was the father of Hezron, and Hezron the father of gRam.
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          4 Ram was the father of Amminadab, Amminadab the father of Nahshon, and Nahshon the father of Salmon.
          5 Salmon was the father of Boaz by Rahab, Boaz was the father of Obed by Ruth, and Obed the father of Jesse.
          6 Jesse was the father of David the king. David 4was the father of Solomon by hBathsheba who had been the wife of Uriah.
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          7 Solomon 5was the father of Rehoboam, Rehoboam the father of Abijah, and Abijah the father of iAsa.
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          8 Asa was the father of Jehoshaphat, Jehoshaphat the father of jJoram, and Joram the father of Uzziah.
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            • j 1:8 - Also Gr for "Jehoram" in 2 King 8:16; cf 1 Chron 3:11
              9 Uzziah was the father of kJotham, Jotham the father of Ahaz, and Ahaz the father of Hezekiah.
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                • k 1:9 - Gr "Joatham"
                  10 Hezekiah was the father of Manasseh, Manasseh the father of lAmon, and Amon the 6father of Josiah.
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                  11 Josiah became the father of mJeconiah and his brothers, at the time of the 7deportation to Babylon.
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                    • m 1:11 - "Jehoiachin" in 2 Kin 24:15
                      12 After the 8deportation to Babylon: Jeconiah became the father of nShealtiel, and Shealtiel the father of Zerubbabel.
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                      13 Zerubbabel was the father of oAbihud, Abihud the father of Eliakim, and Eliakim the father of Azor.
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                        • o 1:13 - Gr "Abioud", usually spelled "Abiud"
                          14 Azor was the father of Zadok, Zadok the father of Achim, and Achim the father of Eliud.
                          15 Eliud was the father of Eleazar, Eleazar the father of Matthan, and Matthan the father of Jacob.
                          16 Jacob was the father of Joseph the husband of Mary, by whom Jesus was born, 9who is called pthe Messiah.
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                          Conception and Birth of Jesus

                          18 Now the birth of Jesus rChrist was as follows: when His 12mother Mary had been sbetrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was 13found to be with child * by the Holy Spirit.
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                            • r 1:18 - I.e. The Messiah
                            • s 1:18 - The first stage of marriage in Jewish culture, usually lasting for a year before the wedding night, more legal than an engagement
                              19 And Joseph her husband, being a righteous man and not wanting to disgrace her, planned t14to send her away secretly.
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                              20 But when he had considered this, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, "15Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife; for uthe Child who has been vconceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.
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                                • u 1:20 - Lit "that which"
                                • v 1:20 - Lit "begotten"
                                  21 "She will bear a Son; and 16you shall call His name Jesus, for wHe 17will save His people from their sins."
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                                  22 Now all this xtook place to fulfill what was 18spoken by the Lord through the prophet:
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                                    • x 1:22 - Lit "has happened"
                                      23 "19BEHOLD, THE VIRGIN SHALL BE WITH 20CHILD * AND SHALL BEAR A SON, AND THEY SHALL CALL HIS NAME yIMMANUEL," which translated means, "21GOD WITH US."
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                                      24 And Joseph zawoke from his sleep and did as the angel of the Lord commanded him, and took Mary as his wife,
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                                        • z 1:24 - Lit "got up"
                                          25 {but kept * her a virgin * until she 22gave birth to a Son; and 23he called His name Jesus.
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                                            • { 1:25 - Lit "and was not knowing her"