Matthew 1

The Genealogy of Jesus the Messiah

1 The [a]record of the genealogy of [b]Jesus [c]the Messiah, 1the son of David, 2the son of Abraham:
2 Abraham [d]was the father of Isaac, [e]Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of [f]Judah and his brothers.
3 Judah was the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar, 3Perez was the father of Hezron, and Hezron the father of [g]Ram.
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 [h]Bathsheba who had been the wife of Uriah.
7 Solomon 5was the father of Rehoboam, Rehoboam the father of Abijah, and Abijah the father of [i]Asa.
8 Asa was the father of Jehoshaphat, Jehoshaphat the father of [j]Joram, and Joram the father of Uzziah.
9 Uzziah was the father of [k]Jotham, Jotham the father of Ahaz, and Ahaz the father of Hezekiah.
10 Hezekiah was the father of Manasseh, Manasseh the father of [l]Amon, and Amon the 6father of Josiah.
11 Josiah became the father of [m]Jeconiah and his brothers, at the time of the 7deportation to Babylon.
12 After the 8deportation to Babylon: Jeconiah became the father of [n]Shealtiel, and Shealtiel the father of Zerubbabel.
13 Zerubbabel was the father of [o]Abihud, Abihud the father of Eliakim, and Eliakim the father of Azor.
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 [p]the Messiah.
17 So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; from David to the 10deportation to Babylon, fourteen generations; and from the 11deportation to Babylon to [q]the Messiah, fourteen generations.

Conception and Birth of Jesus

18 Now the birth of Jesus [r]Christ was as follows: when His 12mother Mary had been [s]betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was 13found to be with child * by the Holy Spirit.
19 And Joseph her husband, being a righteous man and not wanting to disgrace her, planned [t]14to send her away secretly.
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 [u]the Child who has been [v]conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.
21 "She will bear a Son; and 16you shall call His name Jesus, for [w]He 17will save His people from their sins."
22 Now all this [x]took place to fulfill what was 18spoken by the Lord through the prophet:
23 "19BEHOLD, THE VIRGIN SHALL BE WITH 20CHILD * AND SHALL BEAR A SON, AND THEY SHALL CALL HIS NAME [y]IMMANUEL," which translated means, "21GOD WITH US."
24 And Joseph [z]awoke from his sleep and did as the angel of the Lord commanded him, and took Mary as his wife,
25 [aa]but kept * her a virgin * until she 22gave birth to a Son; and 23he called His name Jesus.

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Cross References 23

  • 1. 2 Samuel 7:12-16; Psalms 89:3; Psalms 132:11; Isaiah 9:6; Isaiah 11:1; Matthew 9:27; Luke 1:32, 69; John 7:42; Acts 13:23; Romans 1:3; Revelation 22:16
  • 2. Matthew 1:1-6: {Luke 3:32-34;} Genesis 22:18; Galatians 3:16
  • 3. Ruth 4:18-22; 1 Chronicles 2:1-15; Matthew 1:3-6
  • 4. 2 Samuel 11:27; 2 Samuel 12:24
  • 5. 1 Chronicles 3:10f
  • 6. 1 Chronicles 3:14
  • 7. 2 Kings 24:14; Jeremiah 27:20; Matthew 1:17
  • 8. 2 Kings 24:14; Jeremiah 27:20; Matthew 1:17
  • 9. Matthew 27:17, 22; Luke 2:11; John 4:25
  • 10. 2 Kings 24:14; Jeremiah 27:20; Matthew 1:11, 12
  • 11. 2 Kings 24:14; Jeremiah 27:20; Matthew 1:11, 12
  • 12. Matthew 12:46; Luke 1:27
  • 13. Luke 1:35
  • 14. Deuteronomy 22:20-24; Deuteronomy 24:1-4; John 8:4, 5
  • 15. Luke 2:4
  • 16. Luke 1:31; Luke 2:21
  • 17. Luke 2:11; John 1:29; Acts 4:12; Acts 5:31; Acts 13:23, 38, 39; Colossians 1:20-23
  • 18. Luke 24:44; Romans 1:2-4
  • 19. Isaiah 7:14
  • 20. Isaiah 9:6, 7
  • 21. Isaiah 8:10
  • 22. Luke 2:7
  • 23. Matthew 1:21; Luke 2:21

Footnotes 27

  • [a]. Lit "book"
  • [b]. Heb "Yeshua" ("Joshua"), meaning "The LORD saves"
  • [c]. Gr "Christos" ("Christ"), Gr for "Messiah", which means "Anointed One"
  • [d]. Lit "fathered", and throughout the genealogy
  • [e]. Lit "and...", and throughout the genealogy
  • [f]. Gr "Judas;" names of people in the Old Testament are given in their Old Testament form
  • [g]. Gr "Aram"
  • [h]. Lit "her of Uriah"
  • [i]. Gr "Asaph"
  • [j]. Also Gr for "Jehoram" in 2 King 8:16; cf 1 Chron 3:11
  • [k]. Gr "Joatham"
  • [l]. Gr "Amos"
  • [m]. "Jehoiachin" in 2 Kin 24:15
  • [n]. Gr "Salathiel"
  • [o]. Gr "Abioud", usually spelled "Abiud"
  • [p]. Gr "Christos" ("Christ")
  • [q]. Gr "Christos" ("Christ")
  • [r]. I.e. The Messiah
  • [s]. The first stage of marriage in Jewish culture, usually lasting for a year before the wedding night, more legal than an engagement
  • [t]. Or "to divorce her"
  • [u]. Lit "that which"
  • [v]. Lit "begotten"
  • [w]. Lit "He Himself"
  • [x]. Lit "has happened"
  • [y]. Or "Emmanuel"
  • [z]. Lit "got up"
  • [aa]. Lit "and was not knowing her"

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