GOD'S WORD® Translation (© 1995)
This is the list of ancestors of Jesus Christ, descendant of David and Abraham.
King James Bible
The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
Darby Bible Translation
Book of the generation of Jesus Christ, Son of David, Son of Abraham.
World English Bible
The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
Young's Literal Translation
A roll of the birth of Jesus Christ, son of David, son of Abraham.
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LibraryThe Nativity of Jesus the Messiah.
SUCH then was the hope of the promise made of God unto the fathers,' for which the twelve tribes, instantly serving (God) night and day,' longed - with such vividness, that they read it in almost every event and promise; with such earnestness, that it ever was the burden of their prayers; with such intensity, that many and long centuries of disappointment have not quenched it. Its light, comparatively dim in days of sunshine and calm, seemed to burn brightest in the dark and lonely nights of suffering, …
Alfred Edersheim—The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah
The Tragic Break in the Plan.
The Prophecy of Obadiah.
Through your descendant all the nations of the earth will be blessed, because you have obeyed me."
2 Samuel 7:12
" 'When the time comes for you to lie down in death with your ancestors, I will send one of your descendants, [one] who will come from you. I will establish his kingdom.
[You said,] "I have made a promise to my chosen one. I swore this oath to my servant David:
The LORD swore an oath to David. This is a truth he will not take back: "I will set one of your own descendants on your throne.
A child will be born for us. A son will be given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. He will be named: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Then a shoot will come out from the stump of Jesse, and a branch from its roots will bear fruit.
[Abraham] was the father of Isaac, [Isaac] the father of Jacob, [Jacob] the father of Judah and his brothers.
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