Matthew 1

Matthew 1:

Generations of Jesus Christ

 

The Genealogy of Jesus Christ is given: “begat” means to father.

 

  • Abraham begat Isaac
    • Isaac begat Jacob
      •  Jacob begat Judas and his brethren;
        • Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar;
          • Phares begat Esrom;
            • Esrom begat Aram;
              • Aram begat Aminadab;
                • Aminadab begat Naasson;
                  • Naasson begat Salmon;
                  • Salmon begat Booz of Rachab;
                    • Booz begat Obed of Ruth;
                      • Obed begat Jesse;
                        • Jesse begat David the king;
                          • David the king begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of Urias;
                            • Solomon begat Roboam;
                              • Roboam begat Abia;
                                • Abia begat Asa;
                                  • Asa begat Josaphat;
                                  • Josaphat begat Joram;
                                    • Joram begat Ozias;
                                      • Ozias begat Joatham;
                                        • Joatham begat Achaz;
                                          • Achaz begat Ezekias;

 

  • Ezekias begat Manasses;
    • Manasses begat Amon;
      • Amon begat Josias;
        • Josias begat Jechonias and his brethren, about the time they were carried away to Babylon:
          • After they were brought to Babylon, Jechonias begat Salathiel;
            • After they were brought to Babylon, Jechonias begat Salathiel;
              • Salathiel begat Zorobabel;
                • Zorobabel begat Abiud;
                  • Abiud begat Eliakim;
  • Eliakim begat Azor;
    • Azor begat Sadoc;
      • Sadoc begat Achim;
        • Achim begat Eliud;
          • Eliud begat Eleazar;
            • Eleazar begat Matthan;
              • Matthan begat Jacob;
                • Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.

 

Before Joseph and Mary were together, “…she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.” (Matthew 1:18)

                Joseph met Mary and decided to not make her situation public and instead put her away in secret. However as Joseph thought on the situation an angel of the Lord appeared unto him, 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. And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for e shall save his people from their sins.” (Matthew 1:20-21)

                Joseph did as the angel had told him and married Mary, this fulfilled a prophesy by Isaiah; “…Behold a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” (Isaiah 7:14)

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