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  • Print publication year: 2012
  • Online publication date: June 2012

III. - Commentary

Summary

Matthew 1:1–17 – the Genealogy of the Messiah

1:1: An account of the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah, the son of David, the son of Abraham.

1:2: Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers,

1:3: and Judah the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar, and Perez the father of Hezron, and Hezron the father of Aram,

1:4: and Aram the father of Aminadab, and Aminadab the father of Nahshon, and Nahshon the father of Salmon,

1:5: and Salmon the father of Boaz by Rahab, and Boaz the father of Obed by Ruth, and Obed the father of Jesse,

1:6: and Jesse the father of King David. And David was the father of Solomon by the wife of Uriah,

1:7: and Solomon the father of Rehoboam, and Rehoboam the father of Abijah, and Abijah the father of Asaph,

1:8: and Asaph the father of Jehoshaphat, and Jehoshaphat the father of Joram, and Joram the father of Uzziah,

1:9: and Uzziah the father of Jotham, and Jotham the father of Ahaz, and Ahaz the father of Hezekiah,

1:10: and Hezekiah the father of Manasseh, and Manasseh the father of Amos, and Amos the father of Josiah,

1:11: and Josiah the father of Jechoniah and his brothers, at the time of the deportation to Babylon.

1:12: And after the deportation to Babylon: Jechoniah was the father of Salathiel, and Salathiel the father of Zerubbabel,

1:13: and Zerubbabel the father of Abiud, and Abiud the father of Eliakim, and Eliakim the father of Azor,

1:14: and Azor the father of Zadok, and Zadok the father of Achim, and Achim the father of Eliud,

1:15: and Eliud the father of Eleazar, and Eleazar the father of Matthan, and Matthan the father of Jacob,

1:16: and Jacob the father of Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom Jesus was born, who is called the Messiah.

1:17: So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David to the deportation to Babylon, fourteen generations; and from the deportation to Babylon to the Messiah, fourteen generations.