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Matthew 1 - NIV

The Genealogy of Jesus the Messiah

1 This is the genealogy[a] of Jesus the Messiah[b] the son of David, the son of Abraham:


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

3 Judah the father of Perez and Zerah, whose mother was Tamar,
Perez the father of Hezron,
Hezron the father of Ram,

4 Ram the father of Amminadab,
Amminadab the father of Nahshon,
Nahshon the father of Salmon,

5 Salmon the father of Boaz, whose mother was Rahab,
Boaz the father of Obed, whose mother was Ruth,
Obed the father of Jesse,

6 and Jesse the father of King David.

David was the father of Solomon, whose mother had been Uriah’s wife,

7 Solomon the father of Rehoboam,
Rehoboam the father of Abijah,
Abijah the father of Asa,

8 Asa the father of Jehoshaphat,
Jehoshaphat the father of Jehoram,
Jehoram the father of Uzziah,

9 Uzziah the father of Jotham,
Jotham the father of Ahaz,
Ahaz the father of Hezekiah,

10 Hezekiah the father of Manasseh,
Manasseh the father of Amon,
Amon the father of Josiah,

11 and Josiah the father of Jeconiah[c] and his brothers at the time of the exile to Babylon.


After the exile to Babylon:
Jeconiah was the father of Shealtiel,
Shealtiel the father of Zerubbabel,

13 Zerubbabel the father of Abihud,
Abihud the father of Eliakim,
Eliakim the father of Azor,

14 Azor the father of Zadok,
Zadok the father of Akim,
Akim the father of Elihud,

15 Elihud the father of Eleazar,
Eleazar the father of Matthan,
Matthan the father of Jacob,

16 and Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary, and Mary was the mother of Jesus who is called the Messiah.

17 Thus there were fourteen generations in all from Abraham to David, fourteen from David to the exile to Babylon, and fourteen from the exile to the Messiah.

Joseph Accepts Jesus as His Son

18 This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about[d] : His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit.

19 Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet[e] did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.

20 But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.

21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus,[f] because he will save his people from their sins.”

22 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet:

23 “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel”[g] (which means “God with us”).

24 When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife.

25 But he did not consummate their marriage until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.


a. Matthew 1:1 Or Jesus Christ.Messiah (Hebrew) and Christ (Greek) both mean Anointed One; also in verse 18.
b. Matthew 1:1 Or is an account of the origin
c. Matthew 1:11 That is, Jehoiachin; also in verse 12
d. Matthew 1:18 Or The origin of Jesus the Messiah was like this
e. Matthew 1:19 Or was a righteous man and
f. Matthew 1:21 Jesus is the Greek form of Joshua, which means the Lord saves.
g. Matthew 1:23 Isaiah?7:14

Sermons on Matthew 1 More sermons: Matthew 1

The Rev deniray mueller avatar
Joseph - The Reluctant Stepfather
Shared by: The Rev deniray mueller on Jan, 2017
Summary: would you be willing to raise another man's child as your own
Scripture: Matthew 1:18-21
Denomination: Episcopal
Views: 22
Paul Andrew avatar
Shared by: Paul Andrew on Jan, 2017
Summary: Epifanía significa Manifestación, aparición o revelación.
Denomination: Catholic
Views: 6
Stephen Belokur avatar
Advent 4 2016
Shared by: Stephen Belokur on Jan, 2017
Summary: The lengths to which God the Father would go in order to redeem and reconcile fallen humanity is a unfathomable testimony to His unrivaled position as God and Father of all. God the Son was indeed in a manger; fully God and fully the God-Man. Emmanuel!
Series: Advent 2016
Scripture: Matthew 1:18-25
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 0
Lorraine Greeff avatar
A White Christmas
Shared by: Lorraine Greeff on Jan, 2017
Summary: the true meaning of Christmas, Jesus washes us whiter than snow
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Matthew 1:18-25
Denomination: Charismatic
Views: 19
Derrick Tuper avatar
It's A Gift
Shared by: Derrick Tuper on Dec, 2016
Summary: Gifts-whether it's giving them, receiving them, opening them, enjoying them-we love it all. Christmas is a big day for that. We're familiar with the story of the wise men bearing gifts when they visited Jesus but what else does the bible say about gifts?
based on 1 rating
Views: 0
Russell (Rusty)  Pruitt avatar
Christmas Sermon: From a Cradle, to a Cross, to a Crypt, to a Crown
Shared by: Russell (Rusty) Pruitt on Dec, 2016
Summary: Jesus Christ being born that first Christmas morning was, in my opinion, the greatest miracle of all, because every other miracle results from this miracle.
Scripture: Matthew 1:18-25
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 21
Tom Clawser, M. Div. avatar
When God Changes Your Plans
Shared by: Tom Clawser, M. Div. on Dec, 2016
Summary: God interrupts. Plans change. We glorify God when we submit to His plans rather than ours.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Matthew 1:18-25
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 9
Dr. Ronald Shultz avatar
What’s With This Goy Jesus??
Shared by: Dr. Ronald Shultz on Dec, 2016
Summary: Jesus was a Jew, not a blue-eyed blonde or any other people group, but the Jews. Portraying Him any other way is to be denying who He was and create another Jesus. He came for all men, but He came as a Jew.
Scripture: Matthew 1:16-17
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 0
Chuck Sligh avatar
The Beauty of Christmas
Shared by: Chuck Sligh on Dec, 2016
Summary: There are many things that make Christmas beautiful. Here are three that make it beautiful for me.
Kerry Haynes avatar
Joseph's Story
Shared by: Kerry Haynes on Dec, 2016
Summary: The Christmas story from Joseph's perspective. What was it like to sacrifice all that he had known in his pursuit of righteousness to take on scandal, scorn, and shame? Perhaps we are called like Joseph to follow God no matter what the cost.
Gordon McCulloch avatar
We have much to learn from Joseph and how he obeyed God.
Shared by: Gordon McCulloch on Dec, 2016
Summary: Joseph was human, more human than we believe; he was the same as us. He had his own share of problems that we can relate to, problems relating to a tight knit community that was quick to condemn. Could we to overcome such difficulties.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Matthew 1:18-25
Denomination: Episcopal
Views: 1
I. G. Spong avatar
God with Us
Shared by: I. G. Spong on Dec, 2016
Summary: Let’s look at Matthew 1:18-25, Joseph's dilemma, the meanings of Jesus' names and whether or not Mary remained a perpetual virgin.
Scripture: Matthew 1:18-25
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 6
Kenneth Sauer avatar
"It will be Okay"
Shared by: Kenneth Sauer on Dec, 2016
Summary: A sermon about trusting in God.
Scripture: Matthew 1:18-25
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 44
Revd. Martin Dale avatar
The Genealogy of Jesus
Shared by: Revd. Martin Dale on Dec, 2016
Summary: Have you ever wondered why Matthew put in his genealogy?
Scripture: Matthew 1:1-17
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 10
Michael Deutsch avatar
What's in a Name!
Shared by: Michael Deutsch on Dec, 2016
Summary: Looking at the names of Jesus from Matthew 1:18-25
Scripture: Matthew 1:18-25
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 17
Jim Caswell avatar
The Breakthrough
Shared by: Jim Caswell on Dec, 2016
Summary: The wise, still today, recognize and receive God’s breakthrough into our world and react to it by worship and sacrificial love for one another.
Michael Deutsch avatar
The Family Tree
Shared by: Michael Deutsch on Dec, 2016
Summary: A look at some of the people in Jesus' Family Tree.
Scripture: Matthew 1:1-17
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 18
Ernie Arnold avatar
The Miracle of Joseph
Shared by: Ernie Arnold on Dec, 2016
Summary: Matthew shares with us the miracle story of Joseph - a young man who 1. Possessed a Spirit of Compassion 2. Possessed a Spirit of Openness 3. Cultivated a life of Obedience
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Matthew 1:18-25
Denomination: *other
Views: 117
Steve Ely avatar
Wrapped - Pt. 1 - In Humanity
Shared by: Steve Ely on Dec, 2016
Summary: No one pays that much attention to the wrapping. It’s what is inside that counts . . . right? Maybe this Christmas we should stop and consider how the gift was wrapped.
Series: Wrapped
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Matthew 1:20-23
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 85
Michael Stark avatar
A Model for Godly Manhood
Shared by: Michael Stark on Dec, 2016
Summary: What can Joseph teach us as men?
Scripture: Matthew 1:18-25
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 9
Michael Deutsch avatar
Courageous Obedience
Shared by: Michael Deutsch on Dec, 2016
Summary: Joseph's story is one of courageous obedience to God.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Matthew 1:18-25
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 82
Chuck Sligh avatar
Joseph – Momentous Decisions in Troubling Times
Shared by: Chuck Sligh on Dec, 2016
Summary: Joseph is an example of a man facing a difficult decision in momentous times. This sermon tells us how to respond in these times in our lives
Scripture: Matthew 1:18-25
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 51
Rev.Andrew B Natarajan avatar
Sins of the Saints and its remedies
Shared by: Rev.Andrew B Natarajan on Dec, 2016
Summary: This passage talks about misunderstanding developed by Joseph on Mary. Misunderstanding could have spoiled the plan of God. Many Godly people give place for Satan to use them and destroy the ministry. Real understanding of the Scripture brings joy to all
Scripture: Matthew 1:18-25
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 6
Ed Vasicek avatar
The Divorce That Never Happened
Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Dec, 2016
Summary: When you are under duress and your heart is broken, Joseph proves it is possible to trust God and act wisely in those circumstances.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Matthew 1:18-25
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 11
Troy Borst avatar
It's Time for Tinsel!
Shared by: Troy Borst on Nov, 2016
Summary: The Sovereign God that we serve has an eternal will that is done perfectly and nothing gets in the way of that. God always moves pieces into place in His timing. God’s will is perfect. Here is the truth for us: Trust in God’s Plan.
Series: Advent 2016
Michael Stark avatar
Setting the Stage
Shared by: Michael Stark on Nov, 2016
Summary: A study of the genealogy of the Christ as presented by Matthew.
Scripture: Matthew 1:1-17
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 52
Stephen Belokur avatar
Advent 1 2016
Shared by: Stephen Belokur on Nov, 2016
Summary: Advent is waiting with faith. How has waiting for the Messiah looked in the past? How does it look to us now? What gift can we bring to the Lord in this time of Advent? Is He waiting for you?
Series: Advent 2016
Scripture: Matthew 1:1-17
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 48
Jim Caswell avatar
The Punk In Me
Shared by: Jim Caswell on Nov, 2016
Summary: Under the right circumstances even the best of us will will say no to God and let our "punk within us" take over. Only Jesus can deal with the "punk" in me. God makes a way to deal with our sinful nature through a child at Christmas.
Scripture: Matthew 1:18-21
Views: 109
D Marion Clark avatar
Joseph's Dreams
Shared by: D Marion Clark on Oct, 2016
Summary: When it comes to dreaming, many readers think Matthew is the dreamer by the way he uses Old Testament Scripture to back up his story. Is Matthew too anxious to justify his story that he twists Scripture to suit his purpose?
D Marion Clark avatar
Joseph's Dream
Shared by: D Marion Clark on Oct, 2016
Summary: Joseph and Mary had no say over the name of their first child. He was not named for anyone else, not for what character was hoped for him, but for the purpose for which he was born in the first place.
Series: Advent 2002
Scripture: Matthew 1:18-25
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 443