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“Study of Jesus - Book of Mathew”

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Study of Jesus Part 1 “As an Infant”

Mathew Chapters 1-2

 1 The record of the origin of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.  2 Abraham was the father of Isaac, Isaac was the father of Jacob, and Jacob was the father of Judah and his brothers, 3 Judah was the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar, Perez was the father of Hezron, and Hezron was the father of Ram, 4 Ram was the father of Amminadab, Amminadab was the father of Nahshon, and Nahshon was the father of Salmon, 5 Salmon was the father of Boaz by Rahab, Boaz was the father of Obed by Ruth, and Obed was the father of Jesse, 6 and Jesse was the father of David the king. David was the father of Solomon by the wife of Uriah.  7 Solomon was the father of Rehoboam, Rehoboam was the father of Abijah, and Abijah was the father of Asaph, 8 Asaph was the father of Jehoshaphat, Jehoshaphat was the father of Joram, and Joram was the father of Uzziah, 9 Uzziah was the father of Jotham, Jotham was the father of Ahaz, and Ahaz was the father of Hezekiah, 10 Hezekiah was the father of Manasseh, Manasseh was the father of Amos, and Amos was the father of Josiah, 11 Josiah was the father of Jechoniah and his brothers at the time of the deportation to Babylon.

12 After the deportation to Babylon, Jechoniah was the father of Shealtiel, and Shealtiel was the father of Zerubbabel, 13 Zerubbabel was the father of Abiud, Abiud was the father of Eliakim, and Eliakim was the father of Azor, 14 Azor was the father of Zadok, Zadok was the father of Achim, and Achim was the father of Eliud, 15 Eliud was the father of Eleazar, Eleazar was the father of Matthan, and Matthan was the father of Jacob, 16 Jacob was the father of Joseph the husband of Mary, from whom Jesus was born, who is called Christ.

17 So all the generations from Abraham to David were fourteen generations, and from David to the deportation to Babylon fourteen generations, and from the deportation to Babylon to the Christ fourteen generations.

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 verses 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. 3:31 .
1:3 Of Thamar - St. Matthew adds the names of those women also, that were remarkable in the sacred history.
1:4 Naasson - Who was prince of the tribe of Judah, when the Israelites entered into Canaan.
1:5 Obed begat Jesse - The providence of God was peculiarly shown in this, that Salmon, Boaz, and Obed, must each of them have been near a hundred years old, at the birth of his son here recorded.
1:6 David the king - Particularly mentioned under this character, because his throne is given to the Messiah.
1:8 Jehoram begat Uzziah - Jehoahaz, Joash, and Amaziah coming between. So that he begat him mediately, as Christ is mediately the son of David and of Abraham. So the progeny of Hezekiah, after many generations, are called the sons that should issue from him, which he should beget, 39:7 .
1:11 Josiah begat Jeconiah - Mediately, Jehoiakim coming between.And his brethren - That is, his uncles. The Jews term all kinsmen brethren. About the time they were carried away - Which was a little after the birth of Jeconiah.