New Living Translation
This is a record of the ancestors of Jesus the Messiah, a descendant of David and of Abraham:
King James Bible
The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
Darby Bible Translation
Book of the generation of Jesus Christ, Son of David, Son of Abraham.
World English Bible
The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
Young's Literal Translation
A roll of the birth of Jesus Christ, son of David, son of Abraham.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
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 verse s 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.
LibraryThe Perpetual virginity of Blessed Mary.
Against Helvidius. This tract appeared about a.d. 383. The question which gave occasion to it was whether the Mother of our Lord remained a Virgin after His birth. Helvidius maintained that the mention in the Gospels of the "sisters" and "brethren" of our Lord was proof that the Blessed Virgin had subsequent issue, and he supported his opinion by the writings of Tertullian and Victorinus. The outcome of his views was that virginity was ranked below matrimony. Jerome vigorously takes the other side, …
St. Jerome—The Principal Works of St. Jerome
Faustus Recurs to the Genealogical Difficulty and Insists that Even According to Matthew Jesus was not Son of God Until his Baptism. Augustin Sets Forth the Catholic view of the Relation of the Divine and the Human in the Person of Christ.
The King in Exile
Mary, Future Mother of Jesus, visits Elisabeth, Future Mother of John the Baptist.
And through your descendants all the nations of the earth will be blessed--all because you have obeyed me."
2 Samuel 7:12
For when you die and are buried with your ancestors, I will raise up one of your descendants, your own offspring, and I will make his kingdom strong.
The LORD said, "I have made a covenant with David, my chosen servant. I have sworn this oath to him:
The LORD swore an oath to David with a promise he will never take back: "I will place one of your descendants on your throne.
For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Out of the stump of David's family will grow a shoot--yes, a new Branch bearing fruit from the old root.
Abraham was the father of Isaac. Isaac was the father of Jacob. Jacob was the father of Judah and his brothers.
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