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Matthew 1

 

 

Introduction
1The genealogy of Christ from Abraham to Joseph.
18He is miraculously conceived of the Holy Ghost by the Virgin Mary, when she was espoused to Joseph.
19The angel satisfies the doubts of Joseph, and declares the names and office of Christ: Jesus is born.

Verse 1
The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
generation
Genesis 2:4; 5:1; Isaiah 53:8; Luke 3:23-38; Romans 9:5
the son of David
9:27; 15:22; 22:42-45; 2 Samuel 7:13,16; Psalms 89:36; 132:11; Isaiah 9:6,7; Isaiah 11:1; Jeremiah 23:5; 33:15-17,26; Amos 9:11; Zechariah 12:8; Luke 1:31,32; Luke 1:69,70; John 7:42; Acts 2:30; 13:22; Romans 1:3; Revelation 22:16
the son of Abraham
Genesis 12:3; 22:18; 26:3-5; 28:13,14; Romans 4:13; Galatians 3:16

Verses 1-17
The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
generation
Genesis 2:4; 5:1; Isaiah 53:8; Luke 3:23-38; Romans 9:5
the son of David
9:27; 15:22; 22:42-45; 2 Samuel 7:13,16; Psalms 89:36; 132:11; Isaiah 9:6,7; Isaiah 11:1; Jeremiah 23:5; 33:15-17,26; Amos 9:11; Zechariah 12:8; Luke 1:31,32; Luke 1:69,70; John 7:42; Acts 2:30; 13:22; Romans 1:3; Revelation 22:16
the son of Abraham
Genesis 12:3; 22:18; 26:3-5; 28:13,14; Romans 4:13; Galatians 3:16

Verse 2
Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and his brethren;
Abraham
Genesis 21:2-5; Joshua 24:2,3; 1 Chronicles 1:28; Isaiah 51:2; Luke 3:34; Acts 7:8; Romans 9:7-9; Hebrews 11:11,17,18
Isaac begat
Genesis 25:26; Joshua 24:4; 1 Chronicles 1:34; Isaiah 41:8; Malachi 1:2,3; Romans 9:10-13
Jacob begat
Genesis 29:32-35; 30:5-20; 35:16-19; 46:8-27; 49:8-12; Exodus 1:2-5; 1 Chronicles 2:1-8; 5:1,2; Luke 3:33,34; Acts 7:8; Hebrews 7:14; Revelation 7:5
Juda

Verse 3
And Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram;
Judas
Genesis 38:27,29,30; 46:12; * Judah, Pharez, Zarah:; Numbers 26:20,21; 1 Chronicles 2:3,4
Zerah
1 Chronicles 9:6
Thamar
Genesis 38:6,11,24-26
Tamar
and Phares.
Genesis 46:12; Numbers 26:21; Ruth 4:18; 1 Chronicles 2:5; 4:1
Hezron
Luke 3:33
Aram
Ruth 4:19; 1 Chronicles 2:9
Ram

Verse 4
And Aram begat Aminadab; and Aminadab begat Naasson; and Naasson begat Salmon;
Aminadab
Ruth 4:19,20; 1 Chronicles 2:10-12
Amminadab
Naasson.
Numbers 1:7; 2:3; 7:12,17; 10:14
Nahshon
Luke 3:32

Verse 5
And Salmon begat Booz of Rachab; and Booz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse;
Salmon
Ruth 4:21; 1 Chronicles 2:11,12
Salma, Boaz
Rachab.
Joshua 2:1-22; 6:22-25; Hebrews 11:31; James 2:25
Rahab
Booz.
Ruth 1:4,16,17,22; 2:1-4
Obed begat
Luke 3:32

Verse 6
And Jesse begat David the king; and David the king begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of Urias;
Jesse
Ruth 4:22; 1 Samuel 16:1,11-13; 17:12,58; 20:30,31; 22:8; 2 Samuel 23:1; 1 Chronicles 2:15; Psalms 72:20; Isaiah 11:1; Acts 13:22,23
Solomon
2 Samuel 12:24,25; 1 Chronicles 3:5; 14:4; 28:5
her
2 Samuel 11:3,26,27; 1 Kings 1:11-17,28-31; 15:5; Romans 8:3
Urias
2 Samuel 23:39; 1 Chronicles 11:41
Uriah

Verse 7
And Solomon begat Roboam; and Roboam begat Abia; and Abia begat Asa;
Roboam
1 Kings 11:43; 12:1-24; 1 Chronicles 3:10; 2 Chronicles 9:31; 13:7
Rehoboam
Abia.
1 Kings 14:31
Abijam
2 Chronicles 12:1
Abijah
Asa.
1 Kings 15:8-23; 2 Chronicles 14:1-16

Verse 8
And Asa begat Josaphat; and Josaphat begat Joram; and Joram begat Ozias;
Josaphat
1 Kings 15:24; 22:2-50; 2 Kings 3:1; 2 Chronicles 17:1-20
Jehoshaphat
Joram.
1 Kings 22:50; 2 Kings 8:16
Jehoram
1 Chronicles 3:11; 2 Chronicles 21:1
Ozias
2 Kings 14:21; 15:1-6
Azariah
2 Chronicles 26:1-23
Uzziah

Verse 9
And Ozias begat Joatham; and Joatham begat Achaz; and Achaz begat Ezekias;
Joatham
2 Kings 15:7,32-38; 1 Chronicles 3:11-13; 2 Chronicles 26:21; 27:1-9
Jotham
Achaz.
2 Kings 15:38; 16:1-20; 2 Chronicles 27:9; 28:1-27; Isaiah 7:1-13
Ahaz
Ezekias.
2 Kings 16:20; 18:1-20; 2 Chronicles 28:27; 29:1-32; Isaiah 36:1-39
Hezekiah

Verse 10
And Ezekias begat Manasses; and Manasses begat Amon; and Amon begat Josias;
Manasses
2 Kings 20:21; 21:1-18; 24:3,4; 1 Chronicles 3:13-15; 2 Chronicles 32:33; 33:1-19
Manasseh
Amon.
2 Kings 21:19-26; 2 Chronicles 33:20-24
Josias
1 Kings 13:2; 2 Kings 21:26; 22:1-20; 23:1-30; 2 Chronicles 33:25; 34:1-33; 35:1-27; Jeremiah 1:2,3
Josiah

Verse 11
And Josias begat Jechonias and his brethren, about the time they were carried away to Babylon:
Josias
"Some read, Josias begat Jakim, and Jakim begat Jechonias."
Jechonias
2 Kings 23:31-37; 24:1-20; 1 Chronicles 3:15-17; 2 Chronicles 36:1-8; Jeremiah 2:10-28
about
2 Kings 24:14-16; 25:11; 2 Chronicles 36:10,20; Jeremiah 27:20; 39:9; 52:11-15,28-30; Daniel 1:2

Verse 12
And after they were brought to Babylon, Jechonias begat Salathiel; and Salathiel begat Zorobabel;
Jechonias
2 Kings 25:27
Jehoiachin
1 Chronicles 3:17,19-24
Jeconiah
Jeremiah 22:24,28
Coniah
and.
Ezra 3:2; 5:2; Nehemiah 12:1; Haggai 1:1,12,14; 2:2,23
Shealtiel, Zerubbabel
Luke 3:27

Verse 16
And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.
Joseph
18-25; 2:13; Luke 1:27; 2:4,5,48; 3:23; 4:22
of whom
Mark 6:3; Luke 1:31-35; 2:7,10,11
who
27:17,22; John 4:25

Verse 18
Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.
the birth
Luke 1:27-38
of the
Genesis 3:15; Job 14:4; 15:14; Luke 1:25,35; Galatians 4:4,5; Hebrews 7:26; 10:5

Verses 18-25
Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.
the birth
Luke 1:27-38
of the
Genesis 3:15; Job 14:4; 15:14; Luke 1:25,35; Galatians 4:4,5; Hebrews 7:26; 10:5

Verse 19
Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a publick example, was minded to put her away privily.
her husband
Leviticus 19:20; Deuteronomy 22:23,24
a just
Genesis 6:9; Psalms 112:4,5; Mark 6:20; Luke 2:25; Acts 10:22
a public
Genesis 38:24; Leviticus 20:10; Deuteronomy 22:21-24; John 8:4,5
was
Deuteronomy 24:1-4; Mark 10:4

Verse 20
But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.
while
Psalms 25:8,9; 94:19; 119:125; 143:8; Proverbs 3:5,6; 12:5; Isaiah 26:3; 30:21
the angel
Judges 13:3,8,9; Luke 1:10-13,19,26-38; 2:8-14
in
2:13,19,22; Genesis 31:11; Numbers 12:6; Job 4:13-16; 33:15-17; Joel 2:28
Joseph
Isaiah 7:2,13; Jeremiah 33:26; Luke 2:4
fear not
28:5; Genesis 46:3; 1 Kings 17:13; Isaiah 51:7; Jeremiah 40:9; Luke 1:30
that
18; Jeremiah 31:22
conceived
Gr. begotten.

Verse 21
And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
she
Genesis 17:19,21; 18:10; Judges 13:3; 2 Kings 4:16,17; Luke 1:13,35,36
thou
Luke 1:31; 2:21
JESUS
that is, Saviour. Heb. for.
Psalms 130:7,8; Isaiah 12:1,2; 45:21,22; Jeremiah 23:6; 33:16; Ezekiel 36:25-29; Daniel 9:24; Zechariah 9:9; John 1:29; Acts 3:26; 4:12; 5:31; 13:23,38,39; Ephesians 5:25-27; Colossians 1:20-23; Titus 2:14; Hebrews 7:25; 1 John 1:7; 2:1,2; 3:5; Revelation 1:5,6; 7:14

Verse 22
Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,
that
2:15,23; 5:17; 8:17; 12:17; 13:35,21; 1 Kings 8:15,24; Ezra 1:1; Luke 21:22; 24:44; John 10:35; 12:38-40; 15:25; 17:12; 18:9,; John 19:36,37; Acts 3:18; 13:27-29; Revelation 17:17

Verse 23
Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
a virgin
Isaiah 7:14
they shall call his name
or, his name shall be called. Emmanuel
Isaiah 7:14; 8:8
Immanuel
God.
28:20; Psalms 46:7,11; Isaiah 8:8-10; 9:6,7; 12:2; John 1:14; Acts 18:9; Romans 1:3,4; 9:5; 2 Corinthians 5:19; 1 Timothy 3:16; 2 Timothy 4:17,22

Verse 24
Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife:
did
Genesis 6:22; 7:5; 22:2,3; Exodus 40:16,19,25,27,32; 2 Kings 5:11-14; John 2:5-8; John 15:14; Hebrews 11:7,8,24-31; James 2:21-26

Verse 25
And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS.
she
Exodus 13:2; 22:29; Luke 2:7; Romans 8:29
and he
Luke 2:21

 


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Matthew 1:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/matthew-1.html.


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